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Somerset Trail is a 13km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in D’Aguilar National Park – Mount Mee Section, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
The Somerset Trail hike is on the Mount Mee Plateau and part of the D’Aguilar Range, and passes through rainforest, dry sclerophyll forest, and hoop pine plantation out to Somerset Lookout which looks down over Somerset Dam and the Brisbane Valley. During winter to spring there is a variety of wildflowers. Starting from across the road from the Gantry which is also the start of the Piccabeen Walk.
About the region
Discover remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expanses of eucalypt woodland and spectacular views to Moreton Bay, all within an hour and a half’s drive of Brisbane.
D’Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park) totals approximately 36,000 ha, protecting the core of the D’Aguilar Range’s vast bushland area.
From the Brisbane CBD follow route 22 out along Kelvin Grove Road, Enoggera Road, and Samford Road to Dayboro. From Dayboro follow route 58 along Mount Mee Road to Sellin Road where the sign to the national park indicates to turn left. Follow Sellin Road to The Gantry Day Use Area.
Track can slippery in the wet. The signs direct hikers to go in one direction, the easier way around. 11 road crossings and watch out for 4WDs. Carry plenty of water as none available on track.
Max elevation: 676 m
Min elevation: 486 m
Total climbing: 474 m
Total descent: -470 m