Glass House Mountains National Park
A short, but steep and unforgiving walk to a fire tower with breathtaking panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains and coast.
This moderately trafficked hike starts from the car park at the Beerburrum State School.
The track begins with a relatively flat walk through bushland, before a steep and consistent ascent up a concrete path (there are numerous seats along the way to pause and catch your breath).
The reward is 360 degree panoramic views of the Glass House Mountains and Sunshine Coast, including Caloundra, Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island. You may even see Brisbane City to the south on a clear day.
The full range of peaks in the Glass House Mountains are visible from the lookout, including Mount Beerwah, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Ngungun, Mount Coonowrin, Mount Tibberoowuccum, Mount Cooee, the Tunbubudla Twins and the Coochin Twins, as well distant views to Wild Horse Mountain.
While this walk will get the lactic acid flowing in the legs, the views from the top make the steep pinch worth the effort.
Track: The track involves a graded path to the base of the mountain, followed by a concrete path to the top. It is well-signed and easy to follow.
Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels with sufficient time, however is steep and unforgiving.
Direction: This is an out-and back track that returns the way it came.
The trail starts from the car park for the Beerburrum State School, on Beerburrum Road in Beerburrum, 1 hour drive north of Brisbane.
Parking is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.
best time to go
The walk can be completed year-round, however is exposed to the sun in places and would be more difficult during the warmer months.
Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.
Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure.
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