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Mapleton National Park: Piccabeen Circuit

Mapleton National Park: Piccabeen Circuit
Gheerulla
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A popular trail through lush green Piccabeen palms and high range creek beds.

SUITABILITY
This is a shared path for walkers, horseriders and mountain bikers. At the starting point there are dedicated parks for horsefloats.

HIGHLIGHTS
Mapleton National Park is a dream setting for nature lovers and adventures and this circuit does not disappoint. Described as a beautiful, well-cared-for, even and quiet track, it’s particularly suited for horse riders.

Along the way you’ll get to enjoy some creek crossings – wet after the rain – and you might hear one of the 32 different species of frogs that live in the park. Plus, there is the abundant bird life. Keep your eye out for the Australasian figbird, which can often be seen feeding on the red dangling piccabeen seeds.

AFTERWARDS
Why not head back to the Day Use Area, enjoy a relaxed lunch the head off on the Kureelpa Falls Circuit. See boulders, cascading waters, large lizards – the list goes on.

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 is a dirt road but generally ok for 2WD vehicles.. Follow this road for about 2 km and you will come to Lookout Road on your left and then the Mapleton Day Use area, set amongst towering Blackbutts. The Piccabeen Circuit starts from here near the Leafy Lane Trail Head.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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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
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking
  • Suitable for horse riding Suitable for horse riding Suitable for horse riding
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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