Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: 35 Karingal Rd, Mount Cotton

  • End: 173-233 Karingal Rd, Mount Cotton

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  • Location: Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area

  • Distance from state capital: 31.3 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.60422304

  • Longitude: 153.2243145

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Trail is a 5km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.


This area includes a medium walk on a graded track with some steep grades. Take in great views and vistas near the summit of Mount Cotton. Trek through rainforest-lined gullies and creek lines with open Grey Gum and Spotted Gum Forest. There are patches of loose gravel and stones at points along the way.

About the region

The Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area lies to the east of West Mount Cotton Road, Sheldon, bordering the suburb of Mount Cotton.

Park and enter at any of the access points along West Mount Cotton Rd. Make sure you don’t trespass on the surrounding land, as it’s privately owned.

The reserve is open 4am-10pm daily. There are no toilets or water facilities available.

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