Greg Mac

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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Tunbubudla West (Glass House Mountains National Park)
8 May, 2020
Hard
4.5km return
3.5 hrs
Done both peaks from both the east and north access points.

Check out the satellite view on maps to find where the dirt bike trail enters from the north nearer to Beerburrum Woodford Road as the track is in much better condition than the one from Eatons Road.

Come south from Beerburrum Woodford Road near what is marked as Beginners car park on the map as Old Gympie Road nearby is full of washouts and bogs, as well as dumped and burnt wrecks and puncture material. Don't bother unless you're in a group of 4wds and don't care about your tyres.

Once you're in the east peak is a bit iffy with loose scree through exposed sections, the west peak is easy once you're past the first slippery section. Looks like there could be easier ways up the east but needs someone to go up and tag an easier route out.

Both great walks, nice and quiet and slightly challenging navigating the slippery stuff, did Ngungun right after at sunset which had the usual full carpark. No such problem on these two, the only others I've seen out there have been on trail bikes.
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
15 Feb, 2020
Medium
13km return
3 hrs
Yul-yan-man Track (Glass House Mountains National Park)
24 Nov, 2019
Hard
8km return
4 hrs
Good walk with some tricky parts mostly at the start just after the beerburrum carpark.

Did it in 2hr50min on a 32º day, taking a few stops along the lookouts while at a good pace rock hopping along the way. Returned to Beerburrum school carpark via Trachyte and Soldier trails, for a round trip of about 10.8km.

Take plenty of water. The views are great, the track changes so stays interesting and is not too crowded. Probably the best track of the glasshouse.
Mt Coochin (East and West Peaks) (Glass House Mountains National Park)
24 Mar, 2019
Medium
2.8km return
2 hrs
Went with the kids up the western peak, down the saddle and up to the eastern peak. From there, we followed the directions on the site to head south east down to the fire break.
The trail down the east peak heading down the ridge is non existent. There were sections where it was easy and obvious, but they were few and far between and very overgrown.

Id suggest finding the route up the eastern peak from the north, and heading down the west peak on the most used trail.
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains National Park)
Feb, 2019
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
Nice easy walk, not too crowded on a weekday
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains National Park)
Jan, 2019
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
Steep concrete path. Good workout, decent views from the tower
Mount Beerwah Summit (Glass House Mountains National Park)
Nov, 2018
Very Hard
2.9km return
3 hrs
Don't pick a 35º day to head up this one, the rock scramble gets hot on the fingers.

Wear grippy boots, the first section can get slippery.