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Rapkins Road Trail (West of M1)

Rapkins Road Trail (West of M1)
Beerburrum
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Trail type
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7.1km
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A mostly shaded trail and figure 8 type circuit through established pine plantation.

SUITABILITY
Particularly suited to horse riders and mountain bikers.

HIGHLIGHTS
This trail in Beerburrum East State Forest (West of the M1) has been mapped as a suitable route for horseriders and mountain bikers on mostly level ground. Note: you may at times have to share the trails with 4WD vehicles and trailbike riders.

From the starting point head along Rapkins Road and after a few hundred metres you will cross Tibrogargan Creek, which is a good watering point for your horses. Leaving the creek you will follow Rapkins Road up a rise for about 200m till you come to a trail on your right. Follow that trail around to your right on a loop through pine plantation that will bring you back to cross Rapkins Road. Heading west you will come across numerous trails – about 10 that dissect each other. The mapped route takes you on a shaded forestry trail that comes out about 50 metres before Johnston Road. Here the views open up to pineapple farms. At this point head right and follow the trail for about 100 metres and then at another trail intersection, turn to the right and follow this trail for just over 1 km till you hit Rapkins Road. Head south to your starting point.

As you travel through the pines you are likely to see kurrawongs and kookaburras. Due to the pine tree density and height of trees there are no scenic views of the Glass House Mountains.

AFTERWARDS
Other areas close by that are suitable for horse riding include: Forestry Road, Landsborough; Roys Road, Beerwah; Ramms Rd, Beerburrum; and Old Gympie Rd, Beerburrum.

For refreshments, Beerburrum has the closest cafe, with Glass House Mountain township just up the road.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Rapkins Road is a quiet road with opportunities for float parking along its edge. From Beeburrum, when you are on the Steve Irwin Way, turn into Red Road (directly opposite Beeburrum Road). There is a sign for Red Road atop of the Mt Beerburrum Lookout Sign. Head east on Red Road for about a few hundred metres and turn left into Logie Road and about 100 metres later turn right into Rapkins Road. Travel 2 km down Rapkins Road and you will reach a triangular 3-way intersection where you can turn around and park your float off the road on level ground. The trail starts from here.

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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National Parks, Conservation Parks and some State Forests are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact details are: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/contactus/

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