Starting from Sunday Creek Road in Charlie Moreland Campground, Kenilworth, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Allan and back via the Mount Allan Fire Trail, exploring the woodlands of Imbil State Forest and Conondale NP. Take in the rewarding 360 views over the pine forest after you conquer the challenging ascent. The cozy fire tower atop the summit lets you enjoy unimpeded views of the surrounding area. You may come across wallabies and crimson rosellas as you make your way through the dense forest, along with a nice surprise of monarch butterflies if you’re lucky. The sound of cicadas will accompany you if you’re here in summer. In fact, don’t forget to bring your swimmers as the campground features a beach-like sandy area near the waterhole along Little Yabba Creek. The wide, well-formed track gives you a great leg workout on the ascent, and tests your knees and ankles on the way down. Therefore, proper hiking boots with ankle support can come in handy along with hiking poles to ease the pressure on your knees. An above average level of fitness is recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bli Bli Road, 23 and drive for another 1 km
Turn left onto Coronation Avenue and drive for another 1.3 km
Turn right onto Price Street and drive for another 880 m
Keep left and drive for another 60 m
Continue onto Nambour Mapleton Road, 23 and drive for another 10.4 km
Turn right onto Obi Obi Road and drive for another 20 km
Turn left onto Eumundi Kenilworth Road, 22 and drive for another 1 km
Turn slight left onto Elizabeth Street, 22 and drive for another 6.8 km
Turn right onto Sunday Creek Road and drive for another 4.8 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the visitor information signpost in Charlie Moreland Campground, head northwest towards the cattle grid/gate as you pass by a toilet to your left. Head over/around the said cattle grid/gate, then join the Mount Allan Fire(Hike) Trail. Stay on the designated trail as it turns/veers right and crosses Sunday Creek to continue along Mount Allan from Charlie Moreland Campground Track.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Sunday Creek Road Start heading along Mount Allan Fire Trail (a vehicle track).
Then head up the very steep (10% ~ 5.7°) incline
After 95 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
After another 35 m cross over the cattle grid.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail.
After another 145 m cross the ford.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Booloumba Hiking Trail) continue straight, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail.
After another 160 m cross the ford.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Sunday Creek Road via the Truck Bypass Road. Details below.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Truck Bypass Road) continue straight, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail.
After another 20 m cross the ford.
After another 3.4 km (at the intersection of Conondale Range Great Walk - Mount Allen & Mount Allan Fire Trail) continue straight, to head along Mount Allan Fire Trail.
After another 15 m come to "Mount Allan Fire Tower".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.2 km to get back to the start.
An alternate access point from/to Sunday Creek Road via the Truck Bypass Road.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Allan Fire Trail & Truck Bypass Road Start heading along Truck Bypass Road (a vehicle track).
After another 330 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Allan from Charlie Moreland Campground
2 h to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)