Devils Break Loop

Moggill Conservation Park

Great short to medium length bush walk with not too many many people. There is a very steep section on the southern end of Devils Break which can be covered in shale so appropriate walking shoes are a must here.

Bird Watching
Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Take Moggill Rd and use the Chalcot Rd entrance to Moggill Conservation Park


A trail map can be found on the Queensland Government Parks and Forests website.

Route/Trail notes

Great bush walk. No major viewing points but good well established and wide track. Mostly up/downhills with very little flat walking. Some challenging descents down loose gravel.

Starting from the Chalcot Road gate, this circuit walk is best followed in a clockwise direction to take advantage of the views to the South-West along Devils Break. There is a very steep section on the southern end of Devils Break that requires a head for heights and good scrambling skills.

This circuit offers an array of experiences; from wildflowers to cultural history. When the temperatures are right, wildflowers adorn the park. Standing tall are the flower stalks of the grass trees Xanthorrhoea and the sprays of yellow are the healthy parrot pea flowers Dillwynia sieberi.

It is not known who built the rock cairns along Devils Break but they are most likely cairns built by workers that were employed pre-World War II to clear lantana and maintain firebreaks.


No permits required or costs involved.

Other References

Queensland Government Parks and Forests website.

GPS Tracks

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Went clockwise and linked this in with the Tower Loop. All up 8km and just under 2 hours. Well defined and marked trails made it easy to navigate.

ct__ on 6 Nov, 2022

Clockwise trail run. Started about 6am on a humid and heavily overcast morning. Gorgeous - though obscured - views of surrounding peaks and valleys in fog. This track is wide and clear. More like a gravel road. No scrambling (which I define as halfway to rock-climbing), but the steep section really is a slipping hazard. The eastern section has a few confusingly marked intersections, but you can't go too far wrong. Plus, you'll have mobile coverage throughout so you can just look up Google maps. Passed a few dog walkers, a few horse riders and even a group of trail-bikers. Good cafe nearby for a post-run coffee.

Martin on 28 Feb, 2021

Anticlockwise route w/ 3 young kids- tough climb early on, but then relatively easy going.

Ozzie J on 27 Oct, 2019

We parked in the car park off Chalcot Road, Anstead. Walked anti-clockwise along Nursery Break, Devils Break, Powerline Road then a clockwise loop of Powerline Road, Rocky Mountain & Lantana Break. Then along Ugly Gully Break and onto Centre Road which took us back to the car park. Lots of wildlife (birds, lace monitors), certainly challenging in some sections but we would do this one again for the peacefulness and nice wide tracks. Definitely not easy though...should be graded at a medium. Total distance was 11km.

S K on 13 Oct, 2019

Did this walk with Lantana Break to make it a 11k walk. Glad I had my walking books and poles with me for the steep downward sections. Wouldn’t want to do them with sneakers... A peaceful walk with some birdlife along the way. Spotted two lace monitors. Would do it again for fitness.

Anoogle on 13 Oct, 2019

My daughter and I did this walk on a very hot day and it was a struggle but we did it. Would have been quite a nice walk without the heat and not another person around which was nice.

Bobbe on Jan, 2019

Taken counterclockwise - a good choice given the loose gravel on steep up-slopes. Had a picnic at the peak on some cool boulders. Seems popular with horse riders and dog owners. Watch out for dog poo! The horses were a treat for our children. Regular back burns evident on the southern slopes up to the path. Great views in all directions through eucalyptus. Very beautiful walk, we will probably do this one again.

Family Blunt on 1 Jul, 2018

I recommend doing in anticlockwise direction because there is a very steep hill which has alot of loose rocks. Personally I prefer not freaking out that I will fall flat on my face. Much safer anticlockwise but intense for about 7mins to get up the hill. After that very easy.
Total loop is 6.8kms. Took us 1hr20mins.

Oroton on 30 Mar, 2018

fairly easy walk. lots of people walking their dogs.

Lobster on 11 Jun, 2017

Went in a clockwise direction, should have gone the other way around. Very hilly with wide easy to follow trails.

Steve F on 13 Nov, 2016

There are several trails here all connecting and branching off. Devil's Break is a bit nasty if you come from Nursery Break, doing an anti-clockwise loop. There is a very steep hill but once you're up it the rest is easy. Took me 1hr 20min.

sarasvati on 5 Jun, 2016

Once up the steep first section on the clockwise loop - the rest was very easy. Wide break. Looping and linking paths.
Beautiful and quiet - fabulous bird song.
Only one proper vantage point to see hills in the distance looking (?) south/

enzedk8 on Jun, 2016

Nice loop very quiet

Mattymoobrew on 4 May, 2016

Devils break can be a bit of hike, gravely and slippery in parts. But once at the top the rest of the walk is very easy, nice and quiet with some great views. Well signed posted, easy to navigate. Other walks in the area are nice as well.

Tanya on 2015


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