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5 walks ticked

This Year

5
Number of Walks Ticked
47.5km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

5
Number of Walks Ticked
47.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Enoggera Reservoir Circuit (Brisbane Forest park D'Aguilar National Park)
19 Jul, 2020
Medium
10km return
2.5 hrs
I am a 13 year old who is writing a review on the Enoggera Reservoir Circuit. This walk is a lovely walk that follows the dam all the way round. We started at walkabout creek car park and went clockwise. It is an extremely hilly circuit with one long giant steep hill if you go clockwise. We ran the flats and downs and powerwalked the hills and did it in around 1h 30mins, probably around 2h if you just walked it. No drinking fountains along the walk so make sure to bring lots of water, especially in summer. This walk is also net very well sign posted, I suggest downloading a app called map.me and it shows you where you are and you can look which way to go. There is also a fence which we had trouble getting through, if you want to get through going clockwise then walk down hill past the bus station and follow the fence line to the end and there is a dirt path that goes through it. Overall nice walked, and I really enjoyed it. Hope this Info is useful, hope you enjoy this walk too.
Baxter Falls - Southern Approach (Kondalilla National Park)
4 Jul, 2020
Medium
7.6km return
2.5 hrs
I am a 12 year old boy who is writing a review on the Baxter's creek circuit. This walk is a tough 7.5KM walk that goes down into a valley and comes back up on the way back. The walk starts off with a wide track that is undulating for about 2KM, then there will be a sign that says Mapleton falls, but you're not going there. Just before the suspension bridge you will turn right and walk 100m and you will be at Baxter's falls lookout. When you turn off the wide track there will be a skinny dirt track and it will be a very steep downhill and this will go on for 2.5KM thereabouts. When you get to the bottom, like I said turn right and walk 100m and you will be there. The waterhole is nice to swim in but not in winter because the water is absolute freezing cold. The way back up is harder though because you have to hike all the way up what you just came down. In total, it's about 7.5KM, and a really beautiful walk with a nice refreshing swim at the bottom only in summer I recommend. Hope this info is useful to you, have a nice day! XD
Mt. Coot-tha Summit Track (Mt. Cootha)
2 Jul, 2020
Medium
5.3km return
75 mins
I am a 12yr old who is writing a review on the Summit and Mahogany trail in Mt Coot-tha. When we did this trail we went up the Summit trail and down the Mahogany trail. Talking about the Summit trail, this trail is 1.9KM till the lookout at the top. When we went up it was steep the whole way up, but the track is wide and well marked and there are water drinking fountains to drink out of the whole way up, there are also ones for dogs too. When you get to the top you can walk up the road to the top of the hill and you can get a really good view of the whole city. You can also get some lunch and ice cream up there too, and there is also a souvenir shop there where you can get a souvenir. When you go back down, the Mahogany trail will be next to the map of Mt Coot-Tha. The track should be a wide dirt track, and really steep downhill. This track is around 2.6KM long till you get the picnic area. When you are walking down the Mahogany trail be aware of Mountain bikes because this is a horse and Mt bike trail too, and you might think this trail will be all downhill but don't be deceived like I said this is a horse and Mt bike trail too. Unlike the Summit trail the Mahogany trail does not have any drinking fountains and it is an extra 700m than the Summit trail to the bottom. We didn't have a picnic but it will be nice to have one at the end because there are lots of nice picnic areas around JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area, there are also BBQs there too to cook some bacon and eggs. Even though it's only 4.5KM it is still really bone aching walk and your bones will be really tired the next day. BTW, the Summit trail is No.(58) and the Mahogany trail is No.(66) on the Brisbane City Council map. Hope this info is useful and have a nice day! XD
Mahogany Trail (Mt. Cootha)
2 Jul, 2020
Medium
2.6km one-way
40 mins
I am a 12yr old who is writing a review on the Summit and Mahogany trail in Mt Coot-tha. When we did this trail we went up the Summit trail and down the Mahogany trail. Talking about the Summit trail, this trail is 1.9KM till the lookout at the top. When we went up it was steep the whole way up, but the track is wide and well marked and there are water drinking fountains to drink out of the whole way up, there are also ones for dogs too. When you get to the top you can walk up the road to the top of the hill and you can get a really good view of the whole city. You can also get some lunch and ice cream up there too, and there is also a souvenir shop there where you can get a souvenir. When you go back down, the Mahogany trail will be next to the map of Mt Coot-Tha. The track should be a wide dirt track, and really steep downhill. This track is around 2.6KM long till you get the picnic area. When you are walking down the Mahogany trail be aware of Mountain bikes because this is a horse and Mt bike trail too, and you might think this trail will be all downhill but don't be deceived like I said this is a horse and Mt bike trail too. Unlike the Summit trail the Mahogany trail does not have any drinking fountains and it is an extra 700m than the Summit trail to the bottom. We didn't have a picnic but it will be nice to have one at the end because there are lots of nice picnic areas around JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area, there are also BBQs there too to cook some bacon and eggs. Even though it's only 4.5KM it is still really bone aching walk and your bones will be really tired the next day. BTW, the Summit trail is No.(58) and the Mahogany trail is No.(66) on the Brisbane City Council map. Hope this info is useful and have a nice day! XD
Gheerulla Valley circuit (Mapleton National Park)
3 Jun, 2020
Hard
22km
6 hrs
I’m a 12 year old boy who is writing a review on the Gherula bluff hike, hope this info is useful. My family and I did this walk in around 6 hours and 29mins including 2 snack stops, one morning tea snack at Thilba-Thalba walkers camp and lunch at Gherula falls. We did this walk in winter and it was perfect temperature not to hot not to cold. We have also done it in summer too, and it was really hot and humid, from my perspective I prefer doing it in winter only because it is cool and on a 23KM walk you would want to be cool. The walk goes through lots of different terrains says as deep rainforest to dry bush land and some really steep bits too! We started at the bluff end of the walk, but some people start at the Gherula falls end. BTW, the bluff is a side of a cliff where there is a lot of switch backs all the way up. We prefer to start at the bluff end because when you climb the bluff you want to have really fresh legs but if you start at the falls you will have walked around 11KM before you get to the bluff. If you start at the bluff it’s only a 700m walk till you get to it. Over all I really enjoyed this tough walk through lots of different terrains. What makes me do it is that we get a pie at the Kenilworth bakery at the end of the hike! XD