Mount Beerburrum

Glass House Mountains
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A paved but very steep walk leads 700 metres uphill through a small area of rainforest, then winds up through eucalyptus woodland to a fire tower. There is a 360 degree view of the Glass House Mountains and other parts of South East Queensland from the summit. On a clear day, Brisbane CBD is visible too. When descending the fire tower, go down backwards as you would with any ladder, several people have tried to go down forward and had very nasty accidents.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Follow M1 'Bruce Highway' north from Brisbane for 55km. Leave the highway  onto Steve Irwin Way, signposted Beerwah and Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive. After 4.5km turn left into Beerburrum Road (signposted Mt Beerburrum Lookout) and turn right after 550m to the trailhead  

The access road and car park to Mount Beerburrum is now closed. Access to the Mount Beerburrum summit walk and Yul-yan-man track is now via the Beerburrum trailhead, located in the township, adjacent to Beerburrum State School.


Glass House Mountains

Route/Trail notes:

From the trailhead car park, a zigzag track leads you up through the trees to the old car park. From hear you have a steep hike on the paved fire tower access road, that doesn't end until you are at the top. Some seats along the way to take a rest on. Great views from the first floor of the fire tower.

Return by the same route. 



Other References/Comments:

Get to the track before lunchtime to enjoy your time at the top and take plenty of water.


A very hard walk if you're not fit. Here's the view from the fire tower:

Oztralien on 6 Nov, 2019

steep concrete path to climb great views at the top

kmthor on 22 Sep, 2019

Good workout, short and steep

Jeff Nutley on 4 Aug, 2019

Paved but very steep little mountain with rewarding views at the summit

Deon Krahe on 23 Jul, 2019

Short and steep. Would have been easier if we hadn’t just done 12km along yul-yan-man

Juiced Pixels on 7 Jul, 2019

Description given by is spot on! Calf burner for sure, but the view from the top is WORTH IT!

Naomi Bradley on 2 Jul, 2019


NautiWill on 30 Jun, 2019

It never ceases to amaze me how strenuous this short walk is. Great workout.

Ian and Sue on 21 Jun, 2019

Steep concrete path, worth it to get to top.

Linda on 9 Jun, 2019

Didn't enjoy this walk up the concrete road, not very interesting, much rather do a mountain. But great cardio workout.

Chris M on 8 Apr, 2019

This is a step walk up the cement path but the views from the fire tower are great, some of the best views of any of the glasshouse mountains I’ve done. You can see the Brisbane city skyline on a clear day

MattyM on 10 Mar, 2019

Steep incline for the majority of the walk. Good, paved path (tarmac?) the whole way. Lovely views from the old fire tower at the top.

KB on Mar, 2019

Slow and steady wins this race.

Schleehauzer on 19 Feb, 2019

HARD walk, very steep incline for the whole walk. We found this walk very challenging and definitely needed to stop multiple times along the way. The mozzies along the way definitely don't help!
Walk down is also as difficult due to the steepness and leaves on the ground. Definitely don't do this walk if it has been raining.
Can't say I'll be doing this walk again.

Sammy on 9 Feb, 2019

Was a great start to the morning did this as the first mountain in 6 mountain challenge for the day 15m 04sec up and 11min 10 sec down.

Juanita on 3 Feb, 2019

1/6 in the mountain Challenge. Nice little cardio starter for the day. 15:04 up. 11:10 down.

Steve on 3 Feb, 2019

Steep but short. Nice view of Glass house mountains. Good warm up hike.

JayWalker on 3 Feb, 2019

This is a short and sweet, cardio building, mountain climb. Be careful when tackling this mountain in the wet. This mountain is very steep and the path can be extremely slippery when wet.

ZachJ on Feb, 2019

Steep concrete path. Good workout, decent views from the tower

Greg Mac on Jan, 2019

Great walk with my two eldest kids. They loved it but were a bit puffed. My eldest (12) said it was more challenging than Mt Coolum that he had climbed just recently. I must admit, I thought it would be easier than it was but then again, we did it pretty quickly.

ClimbingwithKids on 27 Dec, 2018


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