Piper Comanche Wreck is a 7.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Glorious, Queensland, Australia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 7.2 km Elevation Gain: 444 m Route Type: Out & Back

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Good short hike close to Brisbane. You walk through some beautiful bush, particularly the palm grove on the slope down to the crash site. The crash site itself is a somber place and we took a moment to think about the circumstances of the crash back in 1977 in which the pilot, the only person on board, lost his life. The foot pad is indistinct and hard to follow at times with a number of side trails that can lead you astray. There is currently no pink tape up. There are also quite a few trees across the trail.

hiking
over grown
1 month ago

Nice bush trail. Over grown. We got lost twice.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

We missed the well hidden entrance initially. We got lost at least half a dozen times. Thank goodness for the pink markers. The track is barely recognisable as a track- especially once you branch off the main track and head down the gully to the wreck. Be careful on the way back up the gully to the main track. It’s very easy to stray off the “path” there. It took us hours longer than anticipated. Take snacks and plenty of water but most importantly, take your app so you can find you way home!

hiking
closed
over grown
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Access to trail easily missed, overgrown. Trail to sharp right hand turn easy to navigate despite many fallen trees but that's hiking. Trail to rocky carne at fork can easily be lost due to detours from path owing to fallen trees so be careful. wreck is on left hand fork. Don't go straight, path very poor and very easily lost without compass or some electronic means. No wreckage found when we went here. Left fork well marked, should have no problem getting in and out. Recommend taking backpack with little food & drink, pink ribbon or tape to continue marking track and perhaps machete to keep path free noting it is a National Park.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

Great trail, it rained the day before we did this, so a lot of the roots and rocks were slippery but still a rewarding hike. I would recommend having some high socks to protect against leeches if you’re going to do it during the wetter months

hiking
over grown
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Thanks to everyone who put markings up! Great adventure, would totally do it again.

hiking
off trail
over grown
10 months ago

This is a great walk through overgrown terrain. Really feels like your trekking through undiscovered land. Very easy to lose your way so make sure you watch for the markings on the trees or have a GPS tracker.

hiking
over grown
Sat Jun 01 2019

absolutely don't miss that left turn at the rock Cairn.... Was hard to see the sun through the trees, so lost our bearings. Headed to second fork and ended up bushwacking for 45 minutes. See pic of "wait-a-while" damage on legs. Lesson - Always bring a compass Bring some tape for the next suckers!!

hiking
over grown
Mon Apr 29 2019

Great hike but very overgrown. I only saw two pieces of pink tape before the rock cairn but the track which drops down to the wreck itself from there is very clearly marked. Easy to lose the footpad on the first 2/3 of the hike. Watch out for leaches as I came home with two.

Mon Apr 15 2019

Great track. Pay attention to the tape as it wouldn't be hard to get lost.

hiking
Fri Mar 01 2019

Great trail. Don’t recommend going right at the fork though! Very overgrown and poorly marked. Interesting at the wreck though as the crash investigation report is there attached.

Fri Feb 22 2019

Great trail ,but overgrown in parts. At beginning go through gate,then about 20 metres up road on right hand side, you will see a small rock Cairn, on same side of road you will see trail entrance. slightly overgrown. Follow the trail for a few kilometres, take note of your journey. then you will come to a fork in the trail, with a small rock Cairn there . Take the left trail at fork ,it takes you down to plane wreck.there are pink ribbon markers on trees, the trail is a bit overgrown and vague at times. If at fork of trail you go right that trail,very hard to see at times,will take you to a very large rock Cairn at Summit, there is no view ,to the left of the rock Cairn you will see a trail that will take you down and merge with the other trail going down to plane wreck All i am saying is do not take this trail for granted. be very aware where you are. Having said that,i enjoyed immensely

hiking
over grown
scramble
Sun Feb 17 2019

A really great walk. Super dense and overgrown path, but simple to navigate. Minimal pink tape on 2/3 of the track. Possibly take additional pink Thread seal tape to help mark your return. Comments left here were very helpful.

hiking
off trail
over grown
scramble
Sat Feb 16 2019

This is a genuine bush trail with plenty of forest & trees for any serious hiker. Plenty of fallen trees to navigate which at times might take you off trail. The entrance to the trail can easily be missed but look for the rocks at the entrance & enjoy the work. It was magnificent as the deeper one got, the more immersed you are in wild forest. The scramble down to the wreck is treacherous but mark with pink ribbons, so be careful but enjoy.

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