Starting from the car park off Barrs Road, Glass House Mountains, this walk/scramble takes you to the summit of Mount Tibrogargan and back, visiting a couple of viewpoints along the climb. The said summit provides you with gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains and rural areas, and they surely will feel rewarding and extra magical after the steep climb you just conquered. The 3 metre near-vertical rock face climb near the start serves as a testing point. See how you feel climbing up and down(usually harder) and continue the track based on that. Well placed hand and foot holds are provided, but keep an ear out for people shouting out “Rock!” to avoid falling rocks. A helmet may come in handy, but shoes with good grip are a necessity. Hire a guide or go with someone experienced to be safe. Check the forecast and avoid rainy days as the climb can become extremely dangerous and slippery when wet. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
Turn left onto Johnston Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Crittenden Road and drive for another 620 m
Turn left onto Bowen Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn sharp left onto Steve Irwin Way, 24 and drive for another 510 m
Turn right onto Barrs Road and drive for another 2.7 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Barrs Road(510 metres south of Glasshouse Mountains Ecolodge), head towards the trailhead signpost with a roof on it along the gravel path. Pass by the said signpost to your left, then turn left and head towards the green “Trachyte Circuit” directional signpost. Join the dirt trail following the signage, then pass by another green signpost(dogs not allowed etc.) to your left. Follow the dirt track(Trachyte Circuit) as it leads you into the woodland to continue along Mount Tibrogargan Climb.....
Directions & comments
After 195 m come to the "Tunbubudla View".
Turn left, to head along Trachyte Circuit.
After another 120 m come to the "Mountain View Lookout".
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional little side trip taking you to a viewpoint which provides you a better view of Mount Ngungun. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
At the intersection of Trachyte Circuit & Tibrogargan Summit Trail turn right, to head along Tibrogargan Summit Trail.
After another 610 m turn left.
Continue another 40 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 930 m to get back to the start.
An optional little side trip taking you to a viewpoint which provides you a better view of Mount Ngungun.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Tibrogargan Summit Trail & Trachyte Circuit Start heading along Trachyte Circuit (a walking track).
Continue another 50 m to find Ngungun View at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 50 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Tibrogargan Climb
1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)