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43 walks ticked

This Year

1
Number of Walks Ticked
21.8km
Total Distance Ticked

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43
Number of Walks Ticked
515.4km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Charlie Moreland to Summer Falls (Conondale National Park)
Aug, 2020
Medium
22km return
5 hrs
Mt Barney - East Peak - Up South-East - Down South (Mt Barney National Park)
26 Jul, 2020
Very Hard
15km return
10 hrs
Went up with two people who'd been before, highly recommend not going up without someone experienced or being really experienced (including navigation) yourself. Our day took 10 and a half hours because of the different fitness levels in our group. The scrambles were super fun, a little challenging but if you're a confident scrambler (or do bouldering) should be no problems. It was pretty wet when we did it, but the rock was good and it wasn't actively raining when we were on the hard bits. It was really windy, definitely take layers and a rain jacket and more water than you think you need (I ran out because I drank about 3 times as much as I usually do) but thankfully our experienced guides had surplus water). The descent is really hard on the knees, I was very thankful for lugging my poles all that way to use them on the last bit of the hike. Also it's not 13km... add on an extra 3km from the Yellowpinch trailhead. Definitely the hardest hike I've done, not for the inexperienced or unprepared but so very rewarding. Absolutely epic.
Blackfellow Creek Glen Rock (South East Queensland)
12 Jul, 2020
Easy
16km return
4 hrs
This is definitely an underrated walk. It's super easy, for sure, but at 16.5km it's a good one to get some distance in the legs especially if you're training for a big hike. It was raining when I walked it and honestly I think that improved the experience, it was quite beautiful. From the day use area head toward the camping area and back to the road (but inside the fence) to find the sign, you are following the shared trail the whole way and it's really easy to follow.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
8 Jul, 2020
Medium
4km
90 mins
Fantastic walk with my three kids (age ranges 8-15). The teenager usually hates hikes but even he enjoyed it. Caves, waterfalls, rainforest - what more can you ask for in a 4km easy hike?!
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
28 Jun, 2020
Hard
17km return
5 hrs
What a stunning walk! Waterfalls everywhere. It was drizzling for our entire hike which meant lots of mud and slippery rocks. My hiking partner fell on one of the creek crossings (was fine thankfully!) so be very cautious. We started at Tallanbana - recommend taking some loo paper just in case you if are driving a long distance to get there. Amazingly didn't get a single leech.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
Jun, 2020
Medium
4km return
2 hrs
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains National Park)
30 May, 2020
Hard
8km return
4 hrs
This track is great! The scrambling was easy, and there were no long steep gruelling sections (thumbs up!) Don't bother with hiking poles, they are just a hassle to carry. Beautiful scenery. It was max 22 but still got hot, so go early if you can. Came back via Trachyte/Soldier-Settler's. Will be back and take in the full Trachtye and Tibro circuits. This is definitely in my top 3 fave SEQ hikes so far.
Pages Pinnacle (South East Queensland)
16 May, 2020
Hard
6.7km return
2.5 hrs
Adding to the chorus... it's very easy to go the wrong way if you are following the wrong map on Wikiloc! We went the right way, then backtracked to the wrong way because of the Wikiloc map my friend chose. Ended up at the base of the ridge, and had to go back up. Stay on the fire trail until you see the Pinnacle tree. It's also very easy to miss, I happened to be looking around at that point and saw it, it's quite a steep section so easy to miss. We got to the pinnacle with an hour until sunset, and then it started to rain so didn't attempt the scramble. Will need to come back and finish it. We met some people who were coming back and they reiterated you can't see much from the second pinnacle because it's all overgrown.
Northbrook Mtn bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
2 May, 2020
Hard
10.4km
4.5 hrs
Picked this one thinking it would be quieter than other more popular tracks for the first day of easing restrictions. Lucky we got there early as by the time we left people were parking all over the road. The hike is a little longer if you walk to the summit (and who wouldn't?). The lack of signage at the water tank is pretty bad, go left at that fork! Then go left again, happy that the bush camp sign is there. Wouldn't mind camping there once we're allowed to again! Although not really looking forward to the hike back uphill!
Mount Edwards (Moogerah Peaks National Park)
4 Jan, 2020
Medium
6.5km return
3 hrs
I can see what people mean by gruelling. Ugh. We started at 5:15pm and summited at about 6:20. Beautiful breeze at the top but be prepared for the second kilometre to kick your butt. My fitness is admittedly a bit low as I'm coming off a leg injury, possibly not the best return-to-hiking hike. The view across the dam wall at the end was gorgeous after sunset though. We had a bit of a moment worrying we'd be shut in as the sign says "public access to dam wall 5:30am - 6:30pm" but we exited around 7 and the gate was open. Probably a better winter hike than summer hike!
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
14 Jun, 2019
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
This is probably the most fun I've had on a hike to date. It's a pretty strenuous uphill hike for the most part, but the rock hopping across the ridge was a highlight, as was the short climb (it's not hard or exposed, just fun!) Exhausting but worth it and the views are great!
Thylogale Track (D'Aguilar National Park)
17 May, 2019
Easy
9km return
2 hrs
Nice easy hike/trail run on a rainy day, as mentioned by others definitely longer than the 8km return. I combined it with the two 1km circuits at each end and did 11km all up.
Egernia Circuit (D'Aguilar National Park)
17 May, 2019
Easy
1.5km return
30 mins
Pitta Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 May, 2019
Easy
1km return
30 mins
Mt Mitchell (Main Range National Park)
3 May, 2019
Medium
10.98km
3.5 hrs
What a gorgeous hike! It was cloudy at the top and very very eerie! When the cloud cover lifted it was pretty but honestly it was great even with no view.
Mount May (Mt Barney National Park)
18 May, 2018
Hard
7.3km return
4 hrs
Download the GPS route! I'm not sure how we would have managed if we didn't have it (although was funny when we skipped over some detours in the route). Very very hard to find the start of the track, I don't think many people have been up there in a while so it was very overgrown in a lot of parts. I found this steep hike harder than Beerwah! Much prefer solid rock and scrambling, the loose rock and dirt was tricky. We bouldered around a few bits and that was great. Coming down was very hard on the knees and quads, ouch! The walk back down the road was heaps easier, you'll motor along there.
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
13 Aug, 2017
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
I wasn't entirely sure what I was getting myself into with this one. I knew there'd be scrambling and I have indoor rock climbing experience and am relatively fit and very flexible. I was wearing Merrell trail shoes and wouldn't want to do it in joggers. The start was really intense (it was climbing, not scrambling) but honestly there were quite a few bits all the way up that were tricky. Once you get to the cliffs it really is easier, but you're already fatigued ;). I disagree that it's harder coming down, it was much easier coming down, just don't make the mistake of uncontrolled sliding--use your arms and feet to control your descent. It's also really exposed and it was hot, I drank all of my water which I never do on hikes. It was a humbling experience and I'm still a bit amazed I did it.
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
Jul, 2017
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
The Ridge Trail was so much fun. Loved the glittery trail section and the scramble down the boulders. There was someone with drones at White Rock, which was pretty annoying.
Coomera Circuit (Lamington National Park)
Jun, 2017
Medium
17.4km
6 hrs
Only walked to the Falls and back to Binna Burra as I had a bunch of kids with me and I was on a time limit. Did 9km return. Beautiful and the Falls were spectacular.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Jul, 2016
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
After reading the comments on here I was expecting a mostly flat walk with a few steep hills. Nope. It's mostly uphill! We ran the downhills and flats but the majority of it is uphill. The scenery is fabulous: the rainforest section a bit slippery after rain, the pine forest section a nice change from the walks I've done previously, and the eucalypt section much more beautiful than I expected (epic trees!) We did it in 2hr 20 plus about a 10 min break at the lookout.