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This rough bush trail, via the Southeast Ridge Track, leads up through open forest, vine forest and low heath to the summit of Mt Greville, which is part of the Moogerah Peaks National Park. In this undeveloped section of the park, tracks up the mountain are not marked but are quite easy to follow.
A few hundred metres from the start, the track forks with options to Palm Gorge, South East Ridge and Waterfall Gorge. Palm Gorge is the best route up the mountain however this route follows the Southeast Ridge Track. Just past the turnoff, you enter dry vine forest and walk up a rocky scree slope. Prickly shrubs, ferns, lianes, and palm trees grow in the rainforest that is delightfully cool in summer.
Continue for approximately two hours to get a good view from the summit. Return along the same route and enjoy great views over Lake Moogerah and the Fassifern Valley.
The Mount Greville track is located within Moogerah Peaks National Park, Mount Greville section. The volcanic peaks are significant refuges for rare and vulnerable wildlife. Close to Brisbane yet rugged and relatively undeveloped, they are popular with experienced bushwalkers and climbers. This small, rugged section of the park takes in the peak and slopes of Mount Greville (767 metres). Two gorges, known as Palm Gorge and Waterfall Gorge, cut into its south-eastern side. This section of the park is surrounded by private property; please keep to designated trails.
About the region
Moogerah Peaks is a National Park in the Fassifern Valley of South East Queensland, Australia, located approximately 70 km south west of the state capital Brisbane. The 676-hectare park consists of four separate protected areas which surround volcanic peaks and rocky cliffs near Moogerah Dam.
The Moogerah Peaks are a small set of mountains with a volcanic origin. The summits of Mount French, Mount Edwards, Mount Moon and Mount Greville are each contained within four separate sections of the park.
On Mount French the cliffs at Frog Buttress are one of the state's most popular areas for rockclimbers. The National Park surrounds Lake Moogerah, and access to the Mount Edwards portion of the park can be had across the dam wall and spillway of the lake.
Palm Gorge is situated on Mount Greville. This narrow gorge contains a nearly pure stand of Piccabeen Palms. To the west and south of this park lies the Main Range National Park preserving part of the Scenic Rim. The flora of the peaks is diverse including rainforests, sclerophyll woodlands and montane heath in the rocky exposed areas. Endemic flora species occur on the peaks that can be found nowhere else on earth, such as the Moogerah Peaks Leionema and Mount Greville Reed Grass.
Max elevation: 742 m
Min elevation: 180 m
Total climbing: 575 m
Total descent: -575 m
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com