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

  • Location: Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 31.3 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.60422304

  • Longitude: 153.2243145

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4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


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.

Hike Summary

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

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