Main Range Conservation Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Photo credit: Mark Nemeth © Queensland Government

Christies loop

This steep and rocky trail gives great views over the valley towards Glen Rock and the ranges beyond.

Journey type
Walk, cycle, horse
5.2km return circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2-2.5hr walking time
Grade 4 walking track Class 2 horse trail (intermediate) Intermediate mountain-bike trail

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding

Head uphill from the creek on this steep and rocky trail that requires some care to negotiate. The only water is at the start of the trail, and the creek can be dry during winter and early spring when rainfall is scarce. Beware of cattle at the start of the loop and leave all gates as you find them.

The higher sections of this trail offer views across to Glen Rock and other outcrops along the Main Range.

Getting there and getting around

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

  • The shared trail leaves from the old cattle yards beside East Haldon Road.
  • The yards and track entrance are approximately 300m from the Casuarina day-use area.

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, steep sections, rocks and loose surfaces and is not suitable for manual wheelchairs or wheeled mobility devices with mostly unformed and uneven surfaces containing obstacles.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Christies loop 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: