Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

The Mount Allan shared trail has spectacular views across the ranges. Photo credit: © Robert Ashdown

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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

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Horse

Journey facilities

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

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 KenilworthMaleny Road to Charlie Moreland day-use area is a gravel road suitable for conventional vehicles.
  • Drive 5km to the day-use area.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mount Allan shared trail is open 24 hours a day.

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

Visiting safely

For more safety information see: