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Mapleton National Park: Pilularis Forest Walk

Mapleton National Park: Pilularis Forest Walk
Mapelton
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Take a wander through the Pilularis Forest Walk in the Leafy Lane Trail Head park part of Mapleton National Park.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers of all ages as it’s a short, pleasant, easy stroll.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is the first parking spot along Mapelton Forest Drive and one of the gateways into Mapleton National Park.

The Pilularis Forest Walk is an 800 m return forest walk through tall and impressively straight Blackbutts. (Eucalyptus pilularis, being the botanical name for blackbutt.) The trail is also quite tight in places through thick vine forest with an understorey of rainforest shrubs and ferns. It’s also close enough to walk to here from the lilly ponds (lagoon) in town, which is certainly an option.

Alternatively, you could make this a loop through Mapleton National Park to the M4 trailhead over on the Delicia road and back along Delicia Road and Mapelton Forest Road to your starting point – should be about 5.5 km or so.

There are great options for all length of walks, mountain bike rides and horse trails from this little spot, with a good turn around for horsefloats. Mapleton National Park is section four of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s Great Walk.

AFTERWARDS
There are several walks to enjoy in this area including the Piccabeen Circuit —6.7km and the Kureelpa Falls Circuit — 8.5km or the shorter Linda Garrett Reserve Walks.
Afterwards you can pop back to Mapleton and enjoy some refreshments. The view from the pub on the range is something!

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: From Mapleton township take the Obi Obi Road and turn right into Delicia Road. Shortly thereafter turn right into Mapleton Forest Road, which after awhile becomes a dirt road but generally ok for 2WD and recreational bikes. After about 1.7 km you will come to the Leafy Lane Trail Head on your left. The walk starts here.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point as it’s a small circular route.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
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  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
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  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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