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Middle Ridge - Glen Lomond Park

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 13:42

Address: Burraway Court, Middle Ridge QLD 4350

Glen Lomond Park is an escarpment park located to the south of Toowoomba City. It has three tracks including the Glen Lomond Bridle Trail - a 2.1km track shared by walkers, bike riders and horse riders. The park's 2.75km Hell Hole Track is shared by bike riders and walkers; however, only the upper part of the track is suitable for bikes. Spur Track is a 340m long shared use trail and can be accessed from the Glen Lomond Bridle Trail.

How to get there: Glen Lomond Park has four points of access. From Toowoomba follow James Street to the east and turn right onto Mackenzie Street. Turn left onto Alderley Street and right onto Rowbotham Street.

  • To access the park from Burraway Court, follow Rowbotham Street for 1.4km, turn left onto Flagstone Street and right onto Burraway Court. The park entrance is at the end of the street.
  • To access the park from Inadale Court, follow Rowbotham Street for 1.7km, turn left onto Niddrie Drive and then right onto Inadale Court. You will find a sealed walkway that will take you to the trail.
  • To access the park from Dorge Street, follow Rowbotham Street for 2km, turn left onto Dorge Street and park your car at the end of the street. You will find a park sign.
  • To access the park from Dippel Street, follow Rowbotham Street for 2.2km, turn left onto Zupps Road and left onto Dippel Street. The carpark is at the corner of Dippel and McStay Streets.

Facilities: None

 

Walking trails

Glen Lomond Park walking trails map

 

Glen Lomond Bridle Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 1-Easy)

Distance: 2140m one way

Walking time: Approximately 30-35 minutes

Description: This track has three entrances in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba:

  • Dorge Street
  • Inadale Court
  • Burraway Court

The trail is a multi-use track shared between walkers, bike riders and horse riders.

 

Spur Walk

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (grade 3), mountain biking (intermediate), horse riding (class 1 - easy)

Distance: 340 m one way

Walking time: Approximately 10-15 minutes

Description: This track is only 680 m return and starts halfway along the Glen Lomond Bridle trail with views of the Lockyer Valley.

 

Hell Hole Trail and Falls Walk

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (grade 4 - rough track, limited signage, very steep sections), mountain biking (intermediate)

Distance: 2750 m one way

Walking time: Approximately 80-90 minutes

Description: This track starts at the corner of McStay and Dippel Streets, providing a peaceful and tranquil surrounding for all to enjoy. The track is shared between bike riders and walkers, however, only the upper part of the track is suitable for bikes.

After leaving the car park, the track goes through a grassy paddock that becomes narrower as you approach the ridge. It undulates up and down until it reaches a smaller paddock that offers magnificent views of the range, including Table Top Mountain.

To go to the bottom of the Hell Hole Falls you have to turn left at the beginning of the second paddock, go downhill and turn left again before the track reaches a dead end. From here, there is no designated path to the water falls, so walk with caution. This part of the trail is not suitable for bicycles.

Features

Mountain biking
Equestrian
Walking
Bush walking

Map

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