Glen Rock State Forest Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Photo: Mark Nemeth © Qld Govt

Things to do

    Horse yards are provided at the eastern end of the Casuarina group camping area. Photo: Kirstin Beasley, Queensland Government.

    Horse yards are provided at the eastern end of the Casuarina group camping area. Photo: Kirstin Beasley, Queensland Government.

    Look for the volcanic outcrop. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    Look for the volcanic outcrop. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping is permitted at Casuarina camping area in Glen Rock State Forest. A camping permit is required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Domestic animals are not permitted in the camping area. Horses are permitted only in the designated horse yards at the eastern end of the group camping area.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Gatton.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Walking is permitted on formed roads and tracks in the park, including two designated shared trails (PDF, 169.5KB) . When using these shared trails, walkers must give way to horseriders and cyclists must give way to both horseriders and walkers.

    If you intend to go on an extended walk please check the route with a Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service ranger and advise them of your plans.

    Horseriding and cycling

    Horseriding and cycling is permitted only on designated shared trails within Glen Rock State Forest.

    Give way code signFollow the give-way code

    • Cyclists must give way to walkers and horseriders, and alert others when approaching them.
    • Walkers must give way to horses.
    TrailDistanceDescription
    Blackfellow Creek trail16 km returnStarting at the locked gate near the entrance to the Casuarina camping area, the trail follows the creek from the fertile, alluvial flats to the headwaters of Blackfellow Creek ending at the historic Top Yards.

    Water in the creek is limited especially during winter and early spring (August to November) when rainfall is scarce. Beware of cattle on the Blackfellow Creek trail—leave gates as you find them and do not approach cattle.

    Christies loop5.2 km return

    This trail commences 1.2 km from the Casuarina camping area back along East Haldon Road. This steep and rocky trail offers views over Blackfellow Creek valley and the signature red rock outcrop that is Glen Rock.

    Water may only be found at the start of the trail where it crosses Blackfellow creek. Creek water can be intermittent during winter and early spring (August to November) when rainfall is scarce.

    Beware of cattle on the Christies loop—leave gates as you find them and do not approach cattle.

    When using shared trails, pedestrians and cyclists must give way to horseriders.

    To help reduce your impact on our natural areas and waterways:

    • Only allow horses to cross natural watercourses at designated crossing points on the trail.
    • Avoid riding during and after rain when tracks are soft, wet and muddy.
    • Minimise damage to vegetation. Do not allow horses to graze on any vegetation while in the area.
    • Tether horses at hitching posts or resting areas for short periods only to minimise soil erosion and compaction.
    • Avoid spreading weeds—ensure horses’ coats, hooves and equipment are free of seeds and that horses don’t feed on invasive species 48 hr before park visits.
    • Follow the code of conduct for horseriding through parks and forests—a set of guidelines for horseriders to follow to minimise their impact on forest park environments, and ensure they are meeting the legislative requirements of the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Forestry Act 1959.

    For other shared trails in South East Queensland visit the SEQ horseriding trail network page or the mountains biking section of the off the beaten track page.

    Ride safely

    • Always wear a helmet.
    • Ride only on formed roads. Do not take shortcuts or form new tracks as this damages the environment and causes erosion.
    • Slow down and consider other track users. Follow the give-way code.
    • Avoid riding in large groups. Keep groups to fewer than 8.
    • Avoid riding during and after rain when tracks are soft, wet and muddy.
    • Avoid skidding and sliding around turns—this may result in collision with other trail users and injury.
    • Be aware that mobile phone reception can be unreliable in this area.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.