Main Range Conservation Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Mark Nemeth © Queensland Government

Blackfellow Creek trail

Blackfellow Creek trail - Walk, cycle or trot the relatively flat and easy trail upstream to historic Top Yards.

Journey type
Walk, cycle, horse
16km return return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 4-4.5hr walking time
Grade 4 walking track Class 1 horse trail (easy) Very easy mountain-bike trail

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding

Criss-crossing Blackfellow Creek, this trail follows along fertile alluvial flats surrounded by steep ridges that extend like fingers from the Great Dividing Range. The trail passes Abbots yards, constructed in 1955 to contain cattle grazing the creek flats, and ends at Top Yards (built in the 1960s).

Getting there and getting around

The Blackfellow Creek trail is in Main Range Conservation Park about 130km from Brisbane and 40km south of Gatton in south-east Queensland’s Lockyer Valley.

  • The Blackfellow Creek trail leaves from Glen Rock camping area at the southern end of East Haldon Road.
  • The camping area and trail entrance are approximately 2km south of the park entrance.

Getting to Main Range Conservation Park

  • At the western edge of Gatton, turn south off the Gatton−Toowoomba Road onto Mount Sylvia Road.
  • Travel south through Tenthill to Junction View. Road signs pointing to Glen Rock Regional Park (the park’s former name) direct the way.
  • At the old Junction View State School veer left and follow East Haldon Road to the park.
  • Continue to the end of the road. The last 4km to the park entrance is gravel.

The road to the park is narrow and winding, with numerous creek crossings that flood after heavy rain.


This rough, uneven track has creek crossings and inclines and is not suitable for manual wheelchairs or wheeled mobility devices with mostly unformed and uneven surfaces containing obstacles.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Blackfellow Creek trail is open 24 hours a day.

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

Visiting safely

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