Pinnacles Loop is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length11.0 miElevation gain2,867 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViewsWildflowers
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This is a great place for a hike or trail run from the end of Gold Creek Road in D'Aguilar National Park/Brisbane Forest Park

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Andrew Kennedy
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Running

Most of the elevation is in the first half (clockwise). Some nice down hill run sections towards home.

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Derrick Siu
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Hiking

good but has bad stitch for 3km at the start which came back doe about 2-3km mildly will not fuck with nutrition next time

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Makenzie Mergard
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Hiking

Did it over two nights and camped at Scrub Road bush camp. The hills are pretty diabolical with a pack on, and there was a thunderstorm on top of mid-January heat. Altogether— pretty tough (especially as I’d walked about 5kms already from Brookfield) but a good achievement.

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Danielle Simpson
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Chris Junge
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Hiking

Freshly graded trails. Good running conditions. Prefer narrower trails.

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Zac Darch
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HikingGreat!

Great hike, mental challenge at the 15km point. Did track clock wise

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Scott Percy
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Maddy Hansen
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Hiked this trail clockwise and the first 6km are an absolute killer! Steep inclines back to back to back. Once you reach the 9km mark the trail turns from advanced to an easy trail which gives the legs some reprieve. The scrubland and ridgelines provide some nice views. Decent leg session

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Luke Jones
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Running

18kms of leg burners A great session for trail running fitness. Not much to see but worth the session if your pushing your fitness

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john kennedy
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just got back from doing this walk in May when the temps are nice. My mate and I are 60's guys and the first two hours clockwise was not easy. In fact it was almost a killer with steep and very steep inclines. The latter half was a bit easier...all up 4.5 hours with 15mts break. Up amongst the treetops and plenty of bird sounds A summer walk in hot conditions would be too difficult for me.

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Jay Drenkhahn
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Hiking

Up and down, up and down, up and down. I did the trail completely by accident. And my feet hated every single moment of it. I took 1L of water and a protein bar thinking I’d venture out for a 7km hike. I missed a turn off in the track I had planned on doing, and ended up doing this trail instead. It was mid January, I did it clockwise, and was finished with my water by the 9km mark. I would definitely recommend taking a backpack with a 2-3L bladder in it for this trail if you are interested in going in the mid summer season. I passed by many people riding horses along the Gold Creek Road Trail section, and a few people from the Brisbane Trail Runners group. All up, it really was a beautiful track. I was just unprepared for doing it. I’d definitely recommend doing this one.

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Louise Finegan
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I took the trail counter clockwise, which is definitely the way to go if you’re training for something. I had a loaded backpack and walking poles and by the end was quite sore. Lots of inclines to get the heart pumping and create a decent challenge. Last few kms was a bit disappointing as the track was quite overgrown with long grass which was irritating and particularly when it got quite narrow in places all I could think about was the threat of snakes! Make sure you wear sunscreen and bug spray.

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Jonathan Adami
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Hiking

It's a great podcast trail. But do it clockwise and pace yourself at the beginning. I didn't and the rest of the hike was an ordeal! I had 3L of water and ran out 2km before the end. I'll have to train for elevation a little more and will defo do it again!

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Josh Rosh
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HikingNo shade

Trail is recommended as moderate however the trail is roughly broken up into thirds of difficult, moderate and easy. If you walk clockwise you’ll get the difficult part out of the way which I’d recommend as I was pretty sore by the end of it. The distance is closer to 18.5km and the elevation gain over the track more like 1,160m. Took me 3.5 hours and I stopped at the gate about halfway for lunch for 20 minutes. Take lots of water. I went through 4 litres and was getting low towards the end of the track. It’s just a fire trail the whole way so nothing overly exciting but good for a long walk close to Brisbane where you can wear in your new hiking shoes!

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Kerryn Newton
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Hiking

A great hike close to Brisbane. Doing it clockwise means you have the challenging part early on - though there is an option to detour off and do another ‘advanced’ leg as you come back to the start point. Signposts along the way - which is unlike BCC trails - but having the AllTrails map was needed at a couple of points. Some steep sections at the start and take lots of water.

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Genie Bee
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Running

I took the trail clockwise. It was super tough at the beginning, but overall a very rewarding run! Will definitely do this one again.

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jeremy manship
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Hiking

Enjoyable and exhilarating walk. Walked the clockwise route. Not a great deal to see for most of the walk, just a forest trail from start to finish. The first number of kms was very undulating. Take care on the loose stone. I would definitely do again.

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Robert Kelsey
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Hiking

Beautiful day for the walk just stopped raining and a nice breeze on the ridges. Track a bit easier than expected, a few steepish pinches but no scrambling needed. No worse than a couple of mt Cootha tracks. Quite a few mountain bikers. Definitely do clockwise unless you’re training for something. Look out for lots of little tree orchids on the black old iron barks. Remember it’s national park. Navigating with the Alltrails map made it so easy even with quite a few unsigned intersections. Make sure your phone is charged though.

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Martin Cunningham
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Very undulating and some sections quite steep 'toblerone' style. I didn't really enjoy the gravel/bluestone surface underfoot all the way round which would probably be better for a bike (if which there were a few out). Also not much of a walk if you're after glorious views. Good 4.5hr workout nonetheless - and of course take plenty of water as there's nothing on the route.

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Flack Attack
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RockyScramble

defiantly my favourite hike once reached the top! But take plenty water she's a steep climb!

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Raymond Day
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Hiking

Tough hills, a real challenge,just trail,no rock scrambling, signage is not good ,take plenty of water.

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Raymond Day
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Bloody steep hills,

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Tony Enright
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Hiking

This was a generous fire trail road so easy hiking technically, not withstanding some fitness needed with the ups and downs. Beautiful loop following the ridge lines, as if you're circumnavigating a large bowl. Easy enough to navigate also. Bring plenty of water.

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Christopher Day
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Hiking

Great challenging start not very well signposted but a great walk any way.

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Andy Huang
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Nice track, undulates a bit, may be better for running or cycling

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Mat Scott
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Gary McHugh
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