Mt Tibberoowuccum

Sunshine Coast

A walk around the mountain with a nice ascent.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest

Getting there

From the Bruce Highway turn into Steve Irwin Drive and turn left just after Mt Tibrogargan over some railway lines into Barrs Rd. Follow this past Mt Tibrogargan carpark to the next carpark about 800m.

Maps

 

Route/Trail notes

From the carpark follow the firetrail with signs for Trachyte circuit. This goes in a westerly direction. The mountain is kept on your right. Follow the firetrail till you get to the western side of the mountain and look for a track on your right ascending the mountain. Follow this up for about 15 minutes it will level out keep walking till you get to a rocky dome and an easy scramble to the top. Excellent views from here. To descend retrace your steps and when back at the firetrail  either turn left or right and folow trails around the base in either direction till back at car. On the Northern side i found the second to last firetrail turn was the best.

Alternate Route: From the trachyte carpark go back out to Barrs Rd and head left. Continue for 2 minutes along the road before entering the 4wd track marked as T212. Head right at the 3-way fork and follow for about 300m and keep a lookout on the left side of the track for a small cairn marking the start of the climb. From here it is easy to keep to the track all the way to the top. Climb over a few rocks and scramble up the knob. Retrace your steps to the bottom or descend via the south ridge to the fire trails. 

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

The Peak Baggers Guide to the Sunshine Coast ( although parking information out of date)

Comments

The trail isn't very well marked. We stumbled across it by accident whilst exploring the Glasshouse Mountains in our 4WD. This was the fourth time climbing Mt Tibberoowuccum. It's tough going if you're unfit (me). The going can also be tricky if the ground is wet so take care.

Jazz The Boxer on 21 Aug, 2016

A little tricky to find - look for the small '212' sign about a few hundred metres west of the Trachyte Circuit overflow carpark (not the Tibrogargan car park (just about opposite the large newish house). There is a 4WD trail here - follow it, and it will head uphill and eventually curve right . Keep an eye out for a pile of stones on the left 60 metres or so after the curve, the trail for the summit starts here. It's not super defined but it is fairly clear. You'll come across a second pile of stones in a few hundred metres so you know you're on your way. Not a particularly hard climb - the Beerburrum path is physically more demanding - but there is a little bit of rock climbing to be done at the end, but nothing too hard. The descent from the peak looks a little scary on first look but you have a couple of alternative routes to get down, I'd suggest the loose rock and gravel of the path further down is more hazardous.

Vat on 17 Aug, 2016

Couldn't find the track so I literally went straight through the scrub, lots of loose rocks which was pretty challenging, reached the summit - views totally worth the effort though! Found the marked track upon decent, made for a much easier hike! Oops.

courtlalala on 29 Jul, 2016

Got a bit lost trying to find and ended up up going up the old fire trail apparently. It was a good walk though and the rock climbing at the very top was fun for everyone except my 8 yr old who didn't make it as she's not very coordinated.

Karen on 26 Jul, 2016

Went up via the Barrs rd entrance at the 'T212' 4wd track.
From the trachyte carpark go back out to the road and turn left, follow this until you find the 4wd track with the T212 sign. Turn right at the first junction (3-ways) and follow until you see the rock cairn on the left side of the track. Follow all the way up.
Far easier and quicker than the route going up the south side of the mountain (although you dont get to see 4wd's getting bogged.)

Zerpy on 22 May, 2016

We had a lot of trouble finding the track, and it would have been much easier if we had read everyone else's comments first. We started looking for a track off to the left of the Trachyte Circuit, but couldn't find one. We ended up walking the entire Trachyte Circuit before having another look. While doing this we found another couple looking for it too. We followed them up the 4WD track that others have talked about, and obviously didn't go far enough. The other couple were checking online and found a blog that suggested that the way up was via a track directly off Barrs Rd, about 100m up from the carpark, so we decided to try that. There is a driveway there. We were unsure if it was a private driveway at first because there is a number on it - 212. As we couldn't find any other entrances, we took this track and followed it to the right when the road divided. We went around a bend to the right, then up a hill. On the sides of the track there are three small piles of rocks - two on the left and one on the right. Between the two on the left is the start of the track that we took up. It was quite steep - strenuous going up, and slippery going down. Care is needed, particularly near the top before the track levels out as there is a lot of loose shale. We didn't see where the other tracks were, but ended up at the top. The views are great. This track is probably a little over 1km each way.

Ian and Sue on 14 May, 2016

Track up was a little tricky to find but a great hike and great view

AdamK on 30 Apr, 2016

Attempted to solo this mountain today. Nearly fell off the trail. Nearly fell off the ridge. Got spooked by the big scary rock dome and turned around before climbing to the summit proper. Only discovered the well-formed track after I'd bushwhacked to the top through the steep sand and undergrowth. Nearly fell off the well-formed track on the way down. 10/10 would imperil self through poor planning again.

Perhaps better off going via Barrs Rd and keeping the mountain on your left, which seemed shorter than the way I went (watch out for the 4WD track). That dome at the end is bigger than it looks from the parking lot.

SkipK on 16 Apr, 2016

Awesome little hike.

We did the return along the alternate track to the right after leaving the summit.

Easy to follow, and fast!

Lachlan MacDonald on 30 Dec, 2015

Did this as a circuit, there's several routes up and down the mountain, it's just a matter of finding your way back to the carpark or the road if you choose to descend a different way. Heaps of mosquitoes, pleasant views.

Alice on 24 Nov, 2015

Great fun! we (family of 5, youngest is 6) didn't meet anyone on the actual summit path, but thoroughly enjoyed watching the little bit of 4WD action along the roads used for that purpose. The difficulty was certainly not high - nothing too scrambly although a little loose toward the top, but as a few have commented it's not signposted or tourist-ised yet so we advise reading the direction suggestions (we followed F.A.B.'s).

Mark on 11 Oct, 2015

23min ascent
14min descent

Simone Klemm on 5 Aug, 2015

This is a bit of fun for everyone. Used directions from fellow walker blog.
Entering from the car park and following trail anti clockwise till reaching a cross road with 4WD track. Take this 4WD track right till you get to a rubble fire trail. You can turn right and follow this to the top with a roundabout way using faint bush trail. HOWEVER, if you had kept going along the 4WD trail and kept the mountain to your right for another 5min, you would come across a more used trail to the top (we descended down this so much easier). The 4WD tracks were in use so watch out and stay close to the sides (amazing watching them navigate the HUGE ruts).

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 5 Jul, 2015

Bit steep midway with lots of loose rocks southern side. Beautiful view from the top. We went back a few weeks later with the 4wd and drove the challenging tracks aroud the base of the mountain. Loads of fun!

Peare on 15 Apr, 2015

Bit steep midway with lots of loose rocks southern side. Beautiful view from the top. We went back a few weeks later with the 4wd and drove the challenging tracks aroud the base of the mountain. Loads of fun!

Peare on 15 Apr, 2015

Completed this walk using the same route as Grumps. Went up through the overgrown scrub and descended down the natural watercourse (which looks like a well used track). What fun! I climbed this as part of my 7 summits in one day challenge.

Zerpy on 12 Apr, 2015

Follow phill drivers directions to get to the track. Quite overgrown but still a nice steep walk. Combined this with the trachyte and Tibro circuit to do 11 km

Kate on 25 Jan, 2015

Great hike but careful after rain , rocks quite slippery !

Adventurous Jaye on 14 Aug, 2014

Did this walk after Mt Tibrogargan. Left Mt Tibrogargan carpark and jogged to the circuit carpark. Continued along walking track to 4WD track. Turned right and followed 4WD track until a junction with a 4WD track on right. Took this track. Quite steep. 4WD track suddenly stops at top of steep section with no obvious turnaround point for 4WD's. Guess they have to reverse back down. Followed goat track from there, quite overgrown and hard to discern. Met up with more obvious track on ridgeline and followed ridge to summit. Great views of Tibrogargan, Beerwah and Coonowrin. On return journey followed more obvious track all the way down to 4wD track, turned left and retraced my route to walking circuit walk where I continued on circuit to Jack Ferris lookout and back around to the base of Tibrogargan and back to carpark. A walk less trodden and a different outlook on the glasshouses well worth doing.

Grumps on 25 Nov, 2013

Loved this walk. Great views with some good up and down sections. Will do again.

Steen on 3 Apr, 2013

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