Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

Imbil State Forest has magnificent forests, deep gorges, spectacular views, walking tracks, scenic drives and grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

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Mount Allan shared trail

Whether it is a challenging hike, a mountainous bike ride or a scenic horseride that you are after, this shared trail is for you.

Journey type
Walk, cycle, horse
Distance
8.8km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 4hr walking time.
Grade
Grade 4 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (natural and constructed)
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding

Ride or walk through hoop-pine plantations as you head upwards towards Mount Allan.

The final 300m to the destination is for those travelling on foot only, so leave your bike or horse at the hitching rail before walking to see the fire tower.

Enjoy scenic views of Mary Valley and the surrounding ranges on your return journey.

Management and logging vehicles use this route—if you hear a vehicle approaching, immediately move off to the side of the trail.

Be courteous and follow the give way code:

  • Cyclists must give way to walkers and horseriders, and alert others when approaching them.
  • Walkers must give way to horses.

Getting there and getting around

This trail is accessed from Charlie Moreland day-use area.

From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 6.2km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road and drive another 5km to reach the Charlie Moreland day-use area.

Sunday Creek Road is a gravel road suitable for conventional, two-wheel-drive vehicles, however caution is required during wet weather.

Google maps error: Once you are on Sunday Creek Road, continue straight ahead to the camping area. Do not turn off it, as the google route will take you onto a narrow, slippery forest road that has no space for vehicles to turn around.

Warning: Heavy rain can flood road creek crossings.

Read more access information.

Wheelchair access

This shared trail is unsuitable for people using wheelchairs.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Imbil State Forest is open 24 hours a day. For your safety, plan to complete this trail in daylight hours.

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see: