Botanic Gardens to Mt Coot-tha via Spotted Gum Trail

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Mt Coot-tha Reserve

Botanic Gardens to Mt Coot-tha via Spotted Gum Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Coot-tha, Queensland, Australia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length4.5 miElevation gain1,040 ftRoute typeOut & back
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This trail connects the Brisbane Botanic Gardens to the Mount Coot-Tha summit lookout and is a scenic route through eucalyptus forest on mixed terrain, including river crossing bridges, steps, paved paths and leaf littered trails. The Spotted Gum Trail hugs across the hillside and crosses flowing gullies especially after rains. The trail gets its name from the majestic Spotted Gums (Corymbia maculata) in this open bushland that also provide habitat for native fauna, especially cockatoos.

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Amy Coats
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Morag Clark
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Take A Hike With Me
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A great hike from Botanical Gardens up to the Mt Cootha Summit Lookout then return. Via the Spotted Gum trail.

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Toni Dunick
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Great track and sign posted well

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Guy Wheatstone
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PAUL EGGLESFIELD
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martin schneider
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Sonia Hu
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WalkingGreat!

Like this track. Sightseeing is wonderful.If you are getting lazy ,you can just take free bus up or down.

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Dan Norton
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Ian Fraser
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Emma Teede
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Annoying dogs can’t start at the bottom but gorgeous track, quiet, hilly, bushy! Loved it

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Michelle Philo
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Great walk from gardens to the summit lookout. Closest parking is at the end of the road past the memorial wall and lake. Found the track difficult to find the first time. Follow signs for spotted gum track. Looks like the gates are only opened to the track 8am-4pm.

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Rotorgal Turbo
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The trail was great, but if I had known you could not take your dog like it advertised in this app, I would rate it higher. I got told dogs can go on all walking trails BUT NOT in the Botanic Gardens. Misleading advertisement I bought the dog just to go from the botanic gardens to the summit as this trail suggests. Save yourself the time and start at the Summit and walk back up.

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Matt & Lauren Stone
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The new Spotted Gum Trail leading from the back of the Botanic Gardens to the Mt Coot-Tha summit and vice versa. The trailhead at the summit is next to the car park on the right hand side of the one way road and quite easy to find. At the Botanic Garden end, follow the road/paths marked with the number 6 to a gate at the back of the gardens where the trail begins. More information can be found here: https://www.mustdobrisbane.com/outdoors-walks-bush/spotted-gum-trail-mt-coot-tha-forest https://youtu.be/iMkCqMeBd7s

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Cris Balmes
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Keith li
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Bridget M
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Santa Maria
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Simon E
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Stefani Dwr
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Belinda McCormack
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Bronwyn Chandler
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Melinda Shannon
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Donna Confetti
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Annabella Tung
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Katie Packer
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Tamara Baker
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cristian portales
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Gabby O’Brien
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Jaan Flanderka
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