Get Active at the Picturesque Mt Coot-tha Summit Trail

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Staying active while connecting with nature is made possible by the Mt Coot-tha Summit Trail.

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Enjoy having a walk with your family in the 1.9 km, 30-minute-walk Summit Trail that starts from JC Slaughter Falls picnic  area going to the Mt Coot-tha Lookout.

Finding the Mt Coot-tha Summit Trail is simple as the JC Slaughter Falls Road is right off Sir Samuel Griffiths Drive. You can even drive to the top along Sir Samuel Griffiths Drive.

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If you want a different scenery as you return to the Falls, Mt Coot-tha Forest offers an alternate route. The Mahogany Trail provides city views as you descend from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout. This route offers access to a scenic open eucalyptus forest as you go back to the trail’s starting point which is the JC Slaughter Falls picnic area.

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When combined with the Summit Walking Trail, the  Mahogany and Summit Trails form a 4.5-km circuit with access to the Citriodora Trail which connects through to the beautiful Brisbane Botanic Gardens in Mt Coot-tha. Take note that the gardens can be accessed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Easy Walk for the Family

The Summit Track provides an easy grade paved walk with clusters of stairs along the way making it an ideal trail for all ages. It is also a great place for walking your dog.

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Aside from the walking trails, Mt Coot-tha Forest also offers access to bike trails, picnic facilities, dog park, and the lookout’s cafe, restaurant, and gift shop.

Friendly Reminders

To help in protecting the bushland, here are a few things to remember:

  • Stay on the walking tracks.
  • Use bicycles only on designated trails.
  • Horse-riding should also be on designated trails only.
  • If you are out with your dog, keep them on a leash.

To learn more about the Mt Coot-tha Forest Track and access the map, click here.