Trachyte circuit (Mt Tibrogargan)

Sunshine Coast

This circuit leads through open woodland and heathland linking Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Tibberoowuccum. Interpretive signs along the track provide details of the area's special features. The Jack Ferris lookout, on Trachyte Ridge, allows for good views of the surrounding peaks. This ridge owes its name to a type of volcanic rock which forms many of the Glass House Mountains peaks.

No Dogs Permitted

Getting there

You can enter from the Tibrogargen Picnic Grounds.  The entrance is near corner of Marshs Rd and Barrs Rd, GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS QLD.


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We walked as far as the Jack Ferris lookout, where we met two exhausted girls on their way back. They told us that after the lookout, the signage disappears and they had been lost for hours. It was a hot day and we had limited water so we decided not to risk it and turned back.

Sandie on 21 Nov, 2016

Nice run

andre on 18 Nov, 2016

We walked this track while trying to find the track up to Mt Tibberoowuccum. As we couldn't find this track, we ended up completing the whole circuit before having another look. It's a relatively easy track, and the lookout 1.9km is quite good.

Ian and Sue on 14 May, 2016

Awesome scenic running track! Usually takes me under an hour :) Great views of the Glasshouse Mountains!

courtlalala on 7 Jan, 2016

Nice walk, easy stroll - nice to get to from Brisbane.

ceej18 on Dec, 2015

A really good walk for the family, our two kids (7&8) made it easy. Make sure you walk the extra distances to the lookouts along the way, well worth it. A good mix of bush tracks, forest, creeks and hills

Teamsmith on Jun, 2015

Nice view from Jack Ferris' lookout in the afternoon sun.

Kristian on 16 May, 2015

Nice easy track. good to stretch the legs and close to Brisbane, You will be home in time for lunch.

Daytime Dan on 18 Apr, 2015

Great walk , nice and fresh but muddy after some rain. Sun back out today providing excellent views of Tibro !

Adventurous Jaye on 14 Aug, 2014

Nice walk. A different view of Tibro can be had from Jack Ferris Lookout.

Grumps on 25 Nov, 2013

Great walk and lookout. Good for birdwatchers too.

Rob Nicholson on 18 Aug, 2013

Did an extended version of this walk around August last year and loved it. Fantastic and not too much hard work, so lots of time to look at the scenery. The track was full of runners, walkers and kids of all ages and I image it is regularly as busy. We didn't attempt the summit walk as we were a bit tired so we'll come back for that another time.

Searley_Bear on Aug, 2013

Took another 5 minutes off! Very wet and muddy Walk/jog. Fun tho

Stellar on 18 Jul, 2012

Woot! Under an hour now :D

Stellar on 11 Jul, 2012

Great track, a little muddy. Shaved 4 minutes off my finishing time.

Stellar on 4 Jul, 2012

Decided to use this track as a training circuit. Timing each time I complete it. :D

Stellar on 3 Jul, 2012

Great walk, Nothing really hard or strenuous. Nice view from the Trachyte Ridge.

Stellar on 25 Jun, 2012

Easy walk. We did this one after already doing Mt Gnungun and Tibberoowuccum. We did the offshoot walk to the cliff face just past the Matthew Flinders carpark which surprisingly got a bit steep but was worth the extra 1.2km

jen on 31 Jul, 2011

Great walk to stretch your legs!

RickMason on 25 Apr, 2011

A very pleasant walk. Viewing the sunset on Tibrogargan from the Jack Ferris Lookout was a real treat. A good hike to bring the kids along

Alan Barrie on 16 Jan, 2011


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