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Mount Superbus (Main Range National Park)
20 Jul, 2018
Hard
10km return
3 hrs
When travelling westwards along Head Road, the start of the trail on Brett Road is located about 100m west of the Teviot Falls lookout. From the lookout you drive over a cattle-grid and the access road immediately comes up on your right as you go round the corner. It has broad grass verges so parking should not be an issue.

Brett Road looks very much like private property and was gated (currently with a wire gate) but there was pedestrian access on one side. Not far inside are three official signs advising about the difficulties of Mt Superbus, allaying any concerns you are trespassing. Followed Brett Road for a few minutes to a second wooden gate demarking actual private property. About 20m before the gate and on the right is a trail that slips downhill into the bush (currently has a great earth pile dumped at the start of it to stop vehicular access). The trail takes you into a tight squeeze within a thick section of vegetation but it doesn't last long and you emerge to cross Teviot Brook on a wooden bridge. Not far beyond the bridge the trail begins a gentle ascent and you come to a disused gate marked with a National Park sign. About 75m beyond the gate the trail to the ridge line begins - the logging trail you are on does a gentle bend to the right and as it does the path to the ridge leads into the bush on the left. At time of writing the trail is marked by a thick white band wrapped around a tree, with directional arrows written on the reverse side.

Once turning left (westwards) off the logging trail onto the summit route, the path turns right after only about 10m and starts ascending. From here on in I found the trail to be narrow but easily navigable, with a well-worn track and frequent pink markers. The way had a few steep sections but they were intermittent, allowing you to recover after each part. It's worth noting that you get no views, and that some of the steeper earth-slope climbs would be pretty tricky in wet weather. As you get towards the top third of the ascent the trail becomes bordered by a line of rocks placed alone the sides. At the very top you emerge on the ridgeline where there is a small clearing and two narrow trails leading out - one to the left to Mt. Superbus, one to the right to Mt. Roberts.

Taking the (left) trail to Mt. Superbus puts you on a straight-forward path which will begin a gentle ascent to the summit after about 200 or 300 metres. The summit is not directly set on the path, but is in a small clearing on the north side about 15 metres off the main trail. (Obviously, if you start going down again you've gone too far.) There is a small cairn and a tin bushwalkers' box there. Again, no direct views, however there is a small viewing window if you push through the bush on the north side.

This took me personally 1 hour and 40 mins to get to this point, having never been here before and being careful on my navigation at the start of the journey.


Whites Hill (Brisbane City council local walks)
9 Apr, 2016
Easy

Mount Cooee (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Medium
4.5km return
2.5 hrs
Was initially confused as to the location of the access point. The fire trail is marked but easy to miss and is located approximately opposite number 210 on Barrs Road, which is the last house on the right before the main Tibrogargan car park when travelling westwards from Steve Irwin Way.

Fire trail was easy enough but full of a horrible type of grass that got stuck in my socks like needles. After 500m fire trail forked in a T junction, however access to the trail on the right was restricted - big warning sign about it. There was a marked path with pink ties leading directly ahead through the bush, however. The path took me about half way up the mountain before disappearing. The rest of the way was path of least resistance, and it should be noted the bush was pretty thick and fairly unpleasant and left no view from the summit. Came out with a lot of scratches, and had to double back several times on the way back down.
Mt Coochin (East and West Peaks) (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Medium
3.5km return
2 hrs
Initially could not locate the access point however after checking on here I followed the directions as given by the anonymous poster below with the 10 point guide that starts with:

1. Park approximately across the road from 2672 Old Gympie Rd, Beerwah

Found his guide to be very accurate and had no further problems whatsoever.

Worth noting that a lot of the mountain is exposed, so prepare accordingly.
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Medium
2.8km return
90 mins
Trachyte Circuit (Mt Tibrogargan) (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Medium
6km return
2.5 hrs
Tibrogargan Circuit (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Easy
3.3km return
90 mins
Glasshouse Mountain Lookout (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Easy
800m return
15 mins
Wild Horse Mountain Lookout (Glass House Mountains)
9 Apr, 2016
Medium
1.4km return
30 mins
White Rock Ridge Hike (Ipswich)
8 Apr, 2016
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
Would always choose to walk this route other than the fire trail way, every time. Route is pretty straight-forward and is really a medium, not a hard difficulty as listed.

From car park, follow main fire trail/walking trail past lookouts and board walks. After about 800m trail forks. Follow it left and trail forks again after 20m, with signs to White Rock on right. Ignore signed trail and continue straight ahead for 50m. There is a smaller trail with a sign on right, leading up onto the ridge. The trail is well worn and, except during a couple of very short points, easily apparent for the whole length of the walk. Finish off by ascending White Rock itself (there is a bench and 'White Rock' sign set up under the cliff - begin ascent in the rocks to the left of the sign) or carry on along the trail for some interesting rock formations.