Middle Ridge - Glen Lomond Park

Thursday, 12 Aug 2021 10:47

Address: Burraway Court, Middle Ridge QLD 4350

Contractors will be carrying out improvement works at Glen Lomond Park. Works will commence in September 2021 and are expected to be completed early 2022. While the trails in the area will remain open during the construction period, users are advised to adhere to any waning signage in place. 

Glen Lomond Park is located south of Toowoomba City and is the least visited of all the parks that make up the escarpment park precinct. It has three tracks including the Glen Lomond Bridle Trail, Hell Hole Track and Spur Walk. Glen Lomond Bridle Trail is 2.75km track shared by walkers, bike riders and horse riders. Hell hole track is 2.75km and is shared by bike riders and walkers, however, only the upper part of the track is suitable for bikes. Spur Walk is a 340m shared-use trail and can be accessed from the Glen Lomond Bridle Trail.

  • From Burraway Court: Follow Rowbotham Street for 1.4km, turn left onto Flagstone Creek Road and right onto Burraway Court. The park entrance is at the end of the street.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • From McStayStreet: 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.

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Apart from signposted shared-use trails, there are no other facilities available at this park.

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)

Distance: 2,140m one way

Walking time: 35 minutes

Description: This trail has three entrances: Burraway Court, Inadale Court and Dorge Street. Glen Lomon Bridle Trail joins Spur Walk and Hell Hole Trail. 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)

Distance: 340m one way

Walking time: 15 minutes

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

Hell Hole Track and Falls Walk

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

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 2,750 m one way

Walking time: 1 hour 20 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.

Useful link:

Glen Lomond Park walking trails map

Features

Mountain biking
Equestrian
Walking
Bush walking

Map