Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
  • Length: 161km

  • Duration: 15 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 792 Brisbane Valley Highway, Wanora

  • End: 1472 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Somerset Region

  • Distance from state capital: 53.5 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.5106768

  • Longitude: 152.6695271

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is a 161km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Somerset Region Queensland. The hike should take approximately 15 days to complete.

Summary

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail when completed will be a 161 kilometre outdoor recreation trail from Ipswich to Yarraman. The rail trail follows the old railway line along the western side of the Brisbane River and travels through farming landscapes, native and plantation forests and rural-residential and country town settings. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is great for taking a relaxed walk, burning a few calories with a run or jog and is a popular spot to walk your dog, go for a bicycle or horse ride.
The original rail line was built in the 1880s to transport timber, milk and beef to Brisbane and supply farmers and towns along the railway line. The last rail service was in 1989.

About the region

The Somerset Region is a local government area located in the West Moreton region of South East Queensland, Australia, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Brisbane and centred on the town of Esk. It was created in 2008 from a merger of the Shire of Esk and the Shire of Kilcoy. It is commonly known as the Brisbane Valley, due to the Brisbane River which courses through the region, although significant parts of the region lie outside the hydrological Brisbane Valley itself.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com