Sankey's Mountain Circuit

1 h to 1 h 30 min
30 min to 45 min

3.1 km
circuit

↑ 114 m
↓ -115 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Car Park, Camp Hill, this walk takes you on a circuit in the woodland of Whites Hill Reserve, visiting the summit of Sankey’s Mountain along the way. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the forest that gives you glimpses of Brisbane here and there, leading up to a much better view from the summit lookout. The lively woodland is home to koalas and interesting bird species such as the Yellow-tailed black cockatoo and Collared sparrowhawk, so keep an eye on treetops. You can make this a regular walk as the reserve is located in the city and allows dogs on leash, making it an alternative to Mount Coot-tha walks. Although, the ease of access means more people on track so come on a weekday to have a more secluded experience. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.5086497,153.0802207)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Old Cleveland Road, 22
  • Turn on to Wiles Street, 10 then drive for 10 m
  • Turn slight left onto Boundary Road, 10 and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 200 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 65 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 265 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 195 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the eastern end of Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association Car Park, head towards the low metal gate with a “No Parking” sign on it along the concrete path. Head over/around the gate and join the dirt/gravel track, passing by a field light pole to your right. As the track comes to a fork, keep/veer right. Shortly after, keep/veer left at the 3-way intersection to continue along Sankey’s Mountain Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the gate at the start.
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the "157" (10 m on your left).
Veer right, to head along Bloodwood Track.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Bloodwood Track.
After another 215 m pass the "146".
146 continue straight, to head along Bloodwood Track.
After another 15 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Sheoak Track & Bloodwood Track) turn right, to head along Sheoak Track.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Sheoak Track.
After another 195 m veer left, to head along Sheoak Track.
After another 140 m pass the "159".
159 turn sharp left, to head along The Ridge.
After another 345 m continue straight, to head along The Ridge.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along The Ridge.
After another 235 m turn left, to head along The Ridge.
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along The Ridge.
After another 30 m pass the "165".
After another 30 m pass the "Pine Mountain" (140 m on your right).
165 turn sharp left, to head along Shirleyana Track.
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Shirleyana Track.
After another 305 m pass the "144".
144 turn right, to head along Brushbox Track.
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Brushbox Track.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Brushbox Track.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Brushbox Track & Spotted Gum Track) turn left, to head along Spotted Gum Track (a footpath).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the lookout at the summit of Sankey's Mountain, providing you better views over the land. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 300 m (at the intersection of Spotted Gum Track & Sankey’s Mountain Summit Track) continue straight, to head along Spotted Gum Track.
Then pass the "145".
After another 6 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
At the intersection of Spotted Gum Track & Bloodwood Track veer left, to head along Bloodwood Track (a walking track).
After another 190 m veer right.
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 100 m come to the end.

This side trip takes you to the lookout at the summit of Sankey's Mountain, providing you better views over the land.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Sankey’s Mountain Summit Track & Spotted Gum Track Start heading along Sankey’s Mountain Summit Track (a walking track).
145 (about 2 m back from the start).
After 100 m pass the "Sankey’s Mountain" (9 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass a seat (5 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Veer right.
After another 10 m come to a seat., has no backrest.
"Sankey's Lookout".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 110 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Sankey's Mountain Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.1 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 4 on route, on average they are 710 m apart with the largest gap of 2.5 km.


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