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Moggill Conservation Park | Dog Friendly Hikes & Walks in Anstead

THE EXPERIENCE

Moggill Conservation Park is an excellent place for dog friendly walks & hikes. It is located 22km west of central Brisbane on the outskirts of Pullenvale and Anstead.

There is a small car park beside Chalcot Road, which is north off Mount Crosby Road, and the shared trails can be accessed from this point.

 

Ugly Gully Loop Break
Starting from the Wirrabara Road gate, this loop walk traverses dry eucalypt forest along Powerline Road. At the Ugly Gully Creek Crossing, turn right into Ugly Gully Break and continue the circuit section of this loop in an anti-clockwise direction. There are multiple creek crossings on this section of the trail so visitors should avoid using this loop after substantial rainfall as surfaces can be slippery and water can be fast flowing and deep. After completing this loop (Ugly Gully Break, Centre Road, Powerline Road), return to Wirrabara Road gate along Powerline Road.

Ugly Gully Loop traverses a combination of ridges and gullies, it can be rough along the creek sections and has several moderately high hills to negotiate. It’s the longest of the three suggested loops in Moggill Conservation Park but offers the least challenging terrain especially in dry conditions.

Devils Break Loop
Starting from the Chalcot Road gate, this circuit walk is best followed in a clockwise direction to take advantage of the views to the South-West along Devils Break. There is a very steep section on the southern end of Devils Break that requires a head for heights and good scrambling skills. This section is not suitable for walkers with limited mobility or young children.

This circuit offers an array of experiences; from wildflowers to cultural history. When the temperatures are right, wildflowers adorn the park. Standing tall are the flower stalks of the grass trees Xanthorrhoeaand the sprays of yellow are the healthy parrot pea flowers Dillwynia sieberi.

It is not known who built the rock cairns along Devils Break but they are most likely cairns built by workers that were employed pre-World War II to clear lantana and maintain firebreaks.

Tower Break Loop
This trail starts from the Mill Road gate along Pullen Creek Break in riparian rainforest and follows the creek for a short distance before turning right and crossing Pullen Creek. Look for small birds as they often drink from the small pool upstream from the creek crossing. It’s only upwards from here for several hundred metres passing through dry eucalypt forest. Turn right onto Tower Break when reaching the intersection where it leaves Centre Road. After doubling back around a sharp corner, look for a track to your immediate right. There is an opportunity to take in excellent views from a clearing to the South–West. This can be found by walking a short distance past the turn-off to a clearing on the hill below the power lines.

Return the way you came, and continue at the corner along the right-hand circuit in an anti-clockwise direction downhill. Beware, the descent is very steep, walkers require good agility to negotiate this section of the trail.

Once at the bottom turn left. Here the trail follows the creek to the next major intersection. Turn left onto Powerline Road. Follow this winding road uphill and onto Centre Road veering left and following the road until the next intersection of Tower Break and Centre Road. This completes the loop section of this walk. From this intersection head downhill along Centre Road, cross Pullen Creek and follow the trail to the left along Pullen Creek Break back to the Mill Road gate.

To help reduce your impact on our natural areas please:

  • Do not allow horses to enter or remain in or near natural watercourses
  • Ride only on formed roads and trails; do not take shortcuts as this damages plants and wildlife habitats.
  • Do not allow horses to remain in the park overnight.
  • Avoid spreading weeds—ensure horses’ coats, hooves and equipment are free of seeds and that horses don’t feed on invasive species 48 hours before park visits
  • Minimise damage to vegetation. Do not allow horses to graze on any vegetation while in the area.

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