Amamoor State Forest Sunshine Coast

Amamoor Creek is a tranquil feature that runs beside Amamoor State Forest’s camping and day-use areas. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

Cedar Grove hiking trail

Challenge yourself on this steep but rewarding hike through open woodlands of flooded gum, ironbark and pink bloodwoods, and a hoop pine plantation.

Journey type
4.6km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 4hr walking time.
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

This steep but scenic hiking trail is a circuit track that branches off the Rainforest walk from the Cedar Grove camping area.

Cool off in the natural waterholes at the start of the track before you begin your walk—the first kilometre is steep, climbing over 160m in elevation.

Leaving the rainforest behind, admire the straight strands of rough-barked and smooth-barked eucalypts as you climb.

Wind your way through large open eucalypt forests and admire the beautiful landscape. Then follow the trail through native hoop pine plantations before joining the Rainforest walk to complete the circuit.

Getting there and getting around

The Cedar Gove hiking trail begins at Cedar Grove camping area, 12km west of Amamoor township.

The last section of Amamoor Creek Road is gravel—suitable for conventional vehicles, including vehicles towing caravans.

Read more about forest access.

Wheelchair access

This walk is unsuitable for people using a wheelchair.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Amamoor State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, walk in daylight hours only.

Dogs are not permitted on this walking track.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Amamoor safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.