Mermaid Mountain via Gold Creek Reservoir [CLOSED]

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Gold Creek Reservoir

Mermaid Mountain via Gold Creek Reservoir is a 14.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Distance: 14.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3,763 feet Route Type: Out & Back


mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers



NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

1 month ago

Except for that view onto Lake Manchester, this is not a very gratifying hike. At the moment there are butterflies and grasshoppers everywhere. The up and down is continuous and relentless. Bring aplenty of water. If you can do it in 6 hours you are fit! Probably more like 6 and a half! And also ATM, with COVID, gold creek is close. However you can scramble your way up straight across the creek from the car park to join a track that merges with this circuit and therefore bypass the closed SEQ Gold Creek reserve.

5 months ago

Great challenging hike! Highly recommend heading up the little mountain to the right of the track towards the turn around point.

Sat May 25 2019

Good hike , every bit as hard as it says it is with a spectacular view at the end

Sat Jan 12 2019

Some steep hills, otherwise ok

Fri Jan 04 2019

great view.steep hill trails

Mon Aug 20 2018

An unrelenting up and down, out and back trail that requires some seriously sticky shoes for the shale. Towards the end of the trail, you can see boulders on your right (headed outwards). Scramble these and the view is gorgeous... well worth getting there. No water on the trail so come well prepared. If you have knee issues, I wouldn't recommend this trail because of the shale and the up and down nature of the trail. Kudos to trail runners for doing this one at speed!

Sat Jun 16 2018

Very hilly, in fact hardly any flat bits. My gps recorded the walk at 24.2 km and 1388 vertical metres. It took 6 hours 20 mins with just a couple of shorts stops. Near the turning point there are great views of Lake Manchester.

Sun Jun 03 2018

Definitely a challenging trail if you are looking at running it, very hilly. Great scenery and awesome view from the look out about 11.5km in, its tricky to spot with no sign posting though. Will definitely do it again though.

8 months ago

8 months ago