Imbil State Forest Sunshine Coast

An extension of the Little Yabba circuit, the Piccabeen circuit explores plantations, rainforest and a piccabeen palm grove. Photo credit: Trevor Hatfield © Queensland Government

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Piccabeen circuit

Delve into a vibrant landscape scattered with cool rainforest, a palm grove, tall open eucalypt forest and a mosaic of plantation forests.

Journey type
3.5km (start on Little Yabba circuit and continue on the 1.7km Piccabeen circuit, returning to the day-use area via the camping area) circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2hrs walking time to complete both circuits.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Discover hidden wonders of Imbil along this track—an extension of the Little Yabba circuit walk. Explore exotic pine plantations, tall open eucalypt forests and cool riparian rainforest.

Don’t miss the beautiful piccabeen palm grove rising high into the rainforest canopy. Admire the tall stands of native hoop pines originally planted in the mid-1900s by Charlie Moreland’s forest ranger crew. Now scattered with other rainforest plants it provides a cool escape for native wildlife.

Getting there and getting around

Piccabeen circuit is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.

The circuit is an extension of Little Yabba circuit, which is accessed from Charlie Moreland day-use area. The camping area is accessible by 2WDS.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Piccabeen circuit 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 Visiting Imbil safely and Walk with care.