The fantastic landscape of the Glass House Mountains area is part of Jinibara country and Kabi Kabi country. The national park and adjoining State forests are of traditional and contemporary cultural significance for both groups.
Be captivated by glowing, sunlit domes, cones and spires as dawn breaks across the plains and lights up the remnants of a volcanic era.
Glass House Mountains Conservation Park, Walking Trails, Bracalba QLD
making it an important tourist focal point for the Sunshine Coast.
The Glass House Mountains area provides a network of walking trails, day-use facilities, and access to rock climbing and abseiling areas. Horse riding is permitted in the nearby Glass House Mountains Conservation Park, the forest reserve trails through Dularcha National Park near Landsborough and the Beerburrum State Forest.
Four-wheel driving and trail bike riding are not permitted in the national park because the trails are short and have steep erodible gullies. However, these activities are provided for in nearby Beerburrum State Forest.
The Glass House Mountains Conservation Park is a popular park run course, which is 5 kilometres long and is run on a mixture of dirt track and trail paths, with some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain.
When exploring the park, make sure you take care of uneven surfaces – whether on grass or trails. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles.
The course is located within the Glass House Mountains Conservation Park and Beerburrum West State Forest – just off the D’Aguilar Highway between Wamuran and D’Aguilar townships. The 2.5k out and back dirt track is encompassed by exotic pine plantations, open eucalypt forest, rainforest and coastal wallum remnants. It is a wide trail with a gentle gradient and smooth surface. It’s suitable for all fitness levels!
Toilet facilities are located 5 minutes away at the Puma Service Station at 1965 D’Aguilar Highway, D’Aguilar or opposite the D’Aguilar Hotel at 2040 Wood Street, D’Aguilar. Toilets are also available beside the Wamuran Community Hall.
There are several entrance points:
- The McConnell Road entrance, which has the best access for the running trails. Travel for 4km along Raaen Road (off the D’Aguilar Highway) and turn right into McConnell Road. There is a car park located near the entrance.
- The O’Shea Road entrance, which has the best access for horse floats. Travel along Newlands Road from Wamuran, and turn left onto O’Shea Road. There is ample parking for horse floats and longer vehicles.