Mt Coot-tha Forest track map

""Mt Coot-tha Forest offers an extensive network of diverse tracks and trails to cater for nature-based recreation activities. There are 31 kilometres of multi-use trails which are shared by walkers, horse riders and cyclists, a further 18.5 kilometres of walking tracks specifically for pedestrians and 23.5 kilometres of mountain bike trails specifically for cyclists.

Walking tracks are for pedestrian use only, and mountain bike trails are for off-road cycling use only. Remember to take care and give way to others on the trail.

The Mt Coot-tha Forest track map offers different walks and trails for a range of skill levels.

Download the Mt Coot-tha Forest track map (PDF - 10Mb).

Walking track difficulty legend

Easy: mostly flat with minor slopes and fairly even track surface with few obstacles.

Moderate: track may be hilly and have uneven surfaces in sections.

Hard: track may be steep, uneven and have obstacles in sections.

Popular walking tracks

Summit Track: 1.9 kilometres - 30 minutes

This track leads from J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area to Mt Coot-tha Lookout near the roundabout.
Grade: moderate

Aboriginal Art Trail: 1 kilometre circuit - 30 minutes

This trail branches off from the Summit Track. It features contemporary art works including tree carvings, rock paintings, etchings and rock arrangements.

Grade: moderate

Simpson Falls Track: 650 metres to Simpson Falls 

This track begins at Simpson Falls Picnic Area. It is excellent for wildflower viewing in late winter and spring when the golden wattles and purple hoveas of the open forest understorey burst into bloom. The track can be linked with the Eugenia Circuit adding 2.8 kilometres.

Grade: moderate

Ghost Hole Track: 0.6 kilometres - 15 minutes

Traces of the old mines can be seen along the Ghost Hole Track at the Gold Mine Picnic Area. Interpretive signs along the track explain the hardships experienced by miners who worked in this area.

Grade: easy

Honeyeater Track: 2.1 kilometres - 1 hour

This track begins 375 metres from the Mt Coot-tha Lookout, off Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and provides access to the Chapel Hill area.

Grade: moderate


In the case of an emergency, phone triple zero (000) for fire, police or ambulance at any time, 24 hours a day.

Advise the operator all trails in Mt Coot-tha Reserve require a four wheel drive ambulance to traverse.

Mobile phones

For users of mobile services that use GSM technology, the emergency call service may be accessed by dialling 112. However, this access is subject to the caller being within the coverage area of the provider.

29 July 2016