ChasingWaterfalls

11 walks ticked

This Year

5
Number of Walks Ticked
32.0km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

11
Number of Walks Ticked
50.9km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Somerset Trail (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
21 Jun, 2020
Easy
13km return
3.5 hrs
Watch out for idiot 4WD'ers who obviously think it's funny to purposely drive through a deep puddle while I'm standing next to it at the bottom of the first lookout. He purposely detoured into the water when there was clear road without any water on it, completely covering me in dirty muddy water from the knees down. Thanks mate!

Besides the unfortunate event above, this is a fabulous walk. 7km to the lookout, then 6km back. I preferred the 7km section so next time i will go back the way I came. Also do the 1km Piccabeen Walk first then carry on to Somerset Circuit (I did it after but was kind of over it by then). It was busier than I thought it was going to be, and there were a few large loud groups that i couldn't get away from so that sort of ruined the serenity at times, but when I couldn't hear them carrying on it was wonderfully peaceful (until you hear a motorbike!). I will definitely do this walk again but will aim for mid week next time. Also the drive up there is great too.
I did this walk in walking sandals as my walking shoes broke yesterday, the sandals were fine even with the rain we'd had lately.
Baxter Falls - Southern Approach (Kondalilla National Park)
20 Jun, 2020
Medium
7.6km return
2.5 hrs
I did this walk with my 65 year old parents. It had been raining and even rained a little bit when we were walking so the track was muddy and slippery in parts. I was a bit worried about coming back up as the decline seemed to go on for ages but it was actually fine and I wasn't puffed at all (although I did have a couple of rest stops waiting for my folks to catch up). It took about 2 hours and just under 7km. Was a very enjoyable walk and the waterfall was great at the bottom.
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Cootha)
13 Jun, 2020
Medium
3.8km return
1 hr
I did the Summit Track on the way up and Mahogany Trail on the way down (I parked at the beginning of JC Slaughter Falls picnic area). All up was 5.5km and took me 1 hour (not including stopping at the lookout at the top). The Summit Track was busy, lots of small children and dogs, so is not a very peaceful walk if you're looking for that. Mahogany Trail on the way back had less people but is more of a rocky track (good for mountain bike riding I would expect). The lookout was VERY busy but a great view of the city. Glad I've done it but probably won't do it again as I like my walks a bit more peaceful and in nature.
Mahogany Trail (Mt. Cootha)
13 Jun, 2020
Medium
2.6km one-way
40 mins
I did the Summit Track on the way up and Mahogany Trail on the way down (I parked at the beginning of JC Slaughter Falls picnic area). All up was 5.5km and took me 1 hour (not including stopping at the lookout at the top). The Summit Track was busy, lots of small children and dogs, so is not a very peaceful walk if you're looking for that. Mahogany Trail on the way back had less people but is more of a rocky track (good for mountain bike riding I would expect). The lookout was VERY busy but a great view of the city. Glad I've done it but probably won't do it again as I like my walks a bit more peaceful and in nature.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Hells Gates (Sunshine Coast)
2019
Easy
5.4km return
90 mins
I live in Noosa, I've done Hells Gate many times. Lovely walk but always very very busy and I usually avoid these days as I can't be doing with the crowds.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
2019
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
I've done Mount Coolum many times. Always very busy. Lots of rocky stairs but great view at the top :) Doesn't take long to get up there but it is a hard climb.
Twin Falls Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Medium
4km
90 mins
I love Twin Falls, done this walk many times.
Natural Bridge (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Very Easy
1km return
30 mins
I love Natural Bridge/Arch. Done this walk many times. Usually busy though.
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
2016
Very Easy
700m
30 mins