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.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted

Getting there:

From Steve Irwin Way, turn west onto Barrs Road, which is half way between Beerwah and Beerburrum. At its junction with Marches Road, you will see the Tibrogargan Picnic Grounds clearly marked to your left.

Maps:

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/about.html

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, you can head off anti-clockwise on a well defined track. Watch for the trail signs as you cross the various fire trails.

By travelling anti-clockwise you junction with the Tibrogargan Circuit, which allows you to extend your walk by a further 2.9km.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Comments

Lovely walk, fairly level (no steep sections, though sometimes rough underfoot) and well signposted. Some excellent views and lots of benches near the end of the walk. Loads of different types of forest to walk through. Really enjoyed it!

Georgina on 4 Aug, 2017

Worth the side track up to Jack Ferris lookout. When I walked through, quite a bit of the pine forest had been cut down. The track is well-graded and relatively easy to follow.

kerfuffle on 16 Jul, 2017

Did the walk anti clockwise as recommended, well signed all the way round and no issues navigating the track

JoshF on 28 May, 2017

We decided to do the 6km walk. We went to the lookout and after that followed all the signs even though the track seemed to be moving further away from the mountain when it seemed like we should of been heading back to it with the distance we had already walked. Then we ended up at a school and had to walk on the road and get onto Steve Irwin way. We saw the picnic area/loo. We headed back towards the mountain via a fire track and back onto a circuit which was another 1.7km. Omg we were so lost and exhausted and annoyed. Get the signage right National Parks. Never going back!

Sharm on 27 May, 2017

Love this trek. Part of circuit closed for maintenance until 20/05/17 but detour provided to Jack Ferris lookout and loop back to Tibro circuit. If using Matthew Flinders car park, head up Evans road to find track markers. Pretty easy going trail with a few up hill areas and steps in some places.

Cassablanca on 30 Apr, 2017

We thought that we would take it easy on our first Bushwalk of the new season, having had three months out due to injury and 'the heat'. Yep, we don't climb mountains at this time of year in South East Queensland!
It was great to see that National Park staff were out strimming the paths to make them more clearly defined, as directions were a little unclear when crossing fire trails.
We included the Tibrogargan Circuit on the walk and given that it was a scorching hot day we were pretty 'bushed' by the end.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 7 Feb, 2017

This is a fantastic area with loads of wildlife and great views. One of my favourite locations in South East QLD

Samuel Armstrong on Jan, 2017

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 !

J 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

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