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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Northbrook Mtn bush camp walk (D'Aguilar National Park)
17 Feb, 2019
Hard
10.4km
4.5 hrs
The trail is in good condition with few obstacles, if any. This walk is not hard, but often has a long, consistent gradient that some may find somewhat taxing. The abundance of birds of different sorts is quite pleasant, and it makes the relatively uninteresting bulk of the walk enjoyable. The bush camp is adorable and quaint, and my favourite part of this whole walk was finding the visitors' book and the visitors' drawing book. Some people have written lovely little stories and accounts and drawn great pictures. Truly, browsing these was a highlight of my Australian bush experience. Someone even drew the Guru, the buff alpha male who can climb Mount Beerwah in 20 minutes. Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp is undoubtedly one of my favourite spots to crack open a cold one with the boys.
White Rock Ridge Hike (White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate)
9 Feb, 2019
Medium
6.5km
2 hrs
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
Mt Beerwah East Face (Glass House Mountains National Park)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
5 hrs
Mount Tibrogargan Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
23 Dec, 2018
Very Hard
2.7km return
2 hrs
Flinders Peak (Ipswich - Flinders Goolman Conservation Estate)
22 Dec, 2018
Hard
6.5km return
3.5 hrs
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains National Park)
25 Nov, 2018
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
Mt Tibrogargan (Glass House Mountains National Park)
25 Nov, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
3.5 hrs
My aunt and I often climb this mountain early in the morning, before lots of people arrive.

The climb begins as an increasingly strenuous bushwalk which begins as a leisurely stroll before progressing into steep rock hopping. At the end of this, the first wall is reached. There are a few ways to go about this; most people seem to gravitate towards the steep, confined cleft between the walls, but there is an easier, alternate way around to the left. Climbing up to the right is also an option.

After this, navigation is simple; generally it's easy to follow the erosion. Seldom-touched rocks are black, but most of the climbing route is white, and a bit slipperier and more scarcely vegetated. Handholds and footholds are not difficult to find. As you climb, the gradient lessens somewhat, and it generally gets easier the higher up you go (not considering exhaustion).

There are always plenty of handholds and footholds. So long as you concentrate on placing your hands and feet and deftly maneuvering yourself, there is little risk of falling. I'd argue that Tibrogargan is easier than Beerwah, due to Beerwah's very slippery nature (on the usual route, at least), and its smaller amount of solid holds like there are on Tibrogargan. Certainly, Beerwah is more technically challenging.

In summary, Tibrogargan is a fun climb and a good way to exercise your whole body. It can be done reasonably quickly and easily with practice.
Mt Tibberoowuccum (Glass House Mountains National Park)
25 Nov, 2018
Medium
1.7km return
1 hr
Mt Beerwah East Face (Glass House Mountains National Park)
24 Nov, 2018
Very Hard
3km return
5 hrs
Mount Beerwah (Glass House Mountains National Park)
24 Nov, 2018
Very Hard
3.6km return
3 hrs
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Coot-tha)
24 Nov, 2018
Medium
5.3km return
75 mins
I walked this track at dusk and again at night in order to watch the moon rise over the city. It was quite pretty as always at the summit, but there were many people crowding the rim of the lookout platform, and it was uncharacteristically windy. The walk has a generally low gradient with few stairs and is not at all strenuous. At night, many cane toads like to come out and play. They detract a little from the otherwise nice atmosphere.
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains National Park)
28 Oct, 2018
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
Summited Beerburrum today after doing Tibberoowuccum and Tibrogargan prior. I don't recall when it happened, but the trees surrounding the fire tower have been cleared or cut back and so the view has opened up considerably.

For those who haven't completed this walk before, know that it isn't very long but that it's relentlessly steep. Along the way, there are three seats carved into rocks along the side of the path at similar intervals. The gradient lessens a little around these points so they're good spots to seek respite from the testing ascent.

Today I got to the top and returned to the carpark all in 18 minutes, walking briskly upwards and running downwards. The sign at the trailhead recommends that you allow one hour, but even a relatively unfit person will probably not take so long unless they take some time to rest, eat, and/or take photos at the summit. Beerburrum is excellent for training. I've seen different types of people all training for something here, from the Kokoda Track to Mount Everest.

Happy hiking and I wish you the best.
Powerful Owl Circuit (Mt. Coot-tha)
27 Oct, 2018
Medium
2.8km
66 mins
Jacksonia Trail, Kokoda Trial Circuit (Mt. Coot-tha)
27 Oct, 2018
Medium
4.6km
90 mins
Mt Barney - East Peak - South Ridge (Mt Barney National Park)
22 Sep, 2018
Very Hard
17km return
10 hrs
Spicer's peak (Main Range National Park)
2 Sep, 2018
Very Hard
6km return
4 hrs
Governors Chair Lookout (Main Range National Park)
2 Sep, 2018
Easy
300m return
15 mins
Bare Rock track and Morgan's Walk (Main Range National Park)
15 Aug, 2018
Hard
13km
4.5 hrs
Mt Cordeaux (Main Range National Park)
15 Aug, 2018
Hard
10.2km
2.5 hrs