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Mount Allan shared trail
You’ll feel on top of the world with breathtaking 360 degree views of Mary Valley and the surrounding ranges.
- Journey type
- Walk, cycle, horse
- 8.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 4hrs walking time.
- Grade 4 walking track
- View map
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (natural and constructed)
- Photo credit: ©\; Ross Naumann
- Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: © Ross Naumann
- Photo credit: © Robert Ashdown
- Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland
Whether it is a challenging hike, a mountainous bike ride or a scenic horseride that you are after, this shared trail is for you. You’ll ride or walk through hoop-pine plantations as you head upwards to Mount Allan, enjoying plenty of scenic views along the way.
For amazing photos, climb the 9.6m high fire tower at the top of Mount Allan and experience uninterrupted views of the Mary Valley and surrounding ranges.
The final 300m is for those travelling on foot only, so leave your bike or horse at the hitching rail before walking to the fire tower.
Getting there and getting around
Mount Allan shared trail is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.
This trail is accessed from Charlie Moreland day-use area.
- From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 17km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road.
- Sunday Creek Road from Kenilworth–Maleny Road to Charlie Moreland day-use area is a gravel road suitable for conventional vehicles.
- Drive 5km to the day-use area.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Mount Allan shared trail is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see:
- Heavy vehicle detour on Sunday Creek Road 29 July 2019 to 13 July 2020