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Somerset Lookout is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mount Byron, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 7.7 mi Elevation gain 1,302 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

Description
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This is a great route that takes around 3 hours. You'll cross over dirt roads multiple times so watch out for motor bikes and 4WDs. There are toilets at the car park.

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Reviews (128)
Photos (128)
Recordings (85)
Completed (179)
Jarred Mateer
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Hiking

Good walk, well signed and amazing view from the lookout

James M.
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HikingGreat!
Danielle Clayton
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Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous trail, would recommend to any and all - just don’t go on a rainy day like myself (or, if you do, at the very least attempt to time everything so that your walk around the cliffs does not coincide with heavy downpour- amateur move on my part, and my life flashed before my eyes...) It isn’t difficult, in fact I’d consider it an easy walk, and it took me under three hours all up. Regularly signposted and easy to navigate with beautiful foliage.

Attila Monostori
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Hiking

Very nice hike. Great variety of scenery, from narrow shaded paths to walk through burnt forest. There's plenty of birds. The magnificent views made the hike very much worthwhile.

Elizabeth Ann
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Hiking

easy trail, beautiful nature walk

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Ebony Lee
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Hiking

Loved this walk. Rainforest, pine forest and dry gum biomes. Beautiful view half way.

K&G W.
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HikingMuddy

It was a beautiful trail with amazing views halfway and a variety of landscape.

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An Tran
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The track starts off with lush rainforest which progressively get drier (maybe due to the controlled fires). Very well signage at every km along the track. It felt odd to cross the Rd about half a dozen times to continue on the walk. When you reach the lookout, there are so many spots to view from so don't settle for one rock.

Gavin Murray
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Hiking

It was a beautiful walk on an overcast and drizzly day but the clouds in the tree tops added to the beauty of the forest. Unfortunately the cloud prevented any views from the escarpment over the Somerset but it didn’t detract from us enjoying the contrast with some of the forest recovering from a recent control burn. The diversity and contrast of the different forest types kept the walk interesting. It’s well sign-posted and track was in reasonable condition and some recent clearing had taken place. We’ll redo the walk on a clear day to get the views but also to enjoy the forest again.

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Joanne Rogers
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HikingGreat!

We really enjoyed this easy circuit. The track was in pretty good condition and well marked. Great views across Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam from the lookout. Varied forest from rainforest to plantation and eucalypt.

Zoe MacLean
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HikingOver grown

This trail is a lovely hike through different types of forest with a fantastic lookout halfway through. Some parts of the track were a little overgrown, but overall it was well maintained and the surface was good. It's nice to finish in the rainforest as its cooler to hike through. Trail is mostly shady. The inclines and declines aren't too steep.

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Farzad Sotoudeh
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Hiking

@wildlife.adventurer in Instagram This is a lovely walk, takes approximately 3:30 hours. A great view of lake and forest. Untouched and beautiful

Wendy Miller
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Hiking

Great variety of ecosystems as you make your way through the walk

wendy coles
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WalkingRockyScramble

This is a challenging hike if you are not very fit. we had a party of 4 aged 23 to 63 and we found it challenging. it is a forrest trail either up hill or down hill and loose rocks and ruts in places. Nice walk and lovely view but close to 4hrs walk.

Casey Roff
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Hiking

Nice long meandering trail. perfect place to lose yourself for a few hours with some beautiful lookouts at the end.

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Sean Martin
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Bugs

Beautiful track with plenty of vegetation diversity and birdlife

Joey Vos
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Hiking

@travelwithjoesteph on Instagram Somerset Trail: a hike that is “off the beaten track”. The drive to the hike boasts beautiful winding roads and scenery going up Mt. Mee and begins at The Gantry day use area. You’ll find a great change in scenery throughout the hike with various different trees and wildlife. Half way through the 13 km loop is Somerset Lookout - a great spot to take a break, have a snack or lunch, drink a bevy, and enjoy the view! @qldparks @nationalparksassocqld - not too steep or strenuous but a bit of a longer walk, make sure you have the endurance for it! ↠ ↠ View: 4/5 Difficulty: 3/5 Time: 3 Hours Return

Wandering Willmots
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Hiking

Hiked in “reverse” to normal. Seemed easier except for 1 long hill close to the end.

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Kayleen T.
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Hiking

This walk is the Somerset Trail. A great walk with a variety of vegetation types,. I am surprised to see in other reviews that people can do it in three hours, The walk is defined at 13 km and 3-4 hours. My partner and i usually manage walks in the minimum time suggested but we have never managed this one in 3 hours. Today it took us 4 hours at quite a pace with a 15 min stop for lunch at the lookout. There are many birds and vegetation types - so our stopping to bird watch a few times slowed us down. Allow plenty of extra time if you want to enjoy the birds, native flowers, views from the lookout. There is one arrow sign out of site at a T road between road crossings 1 and 2 so head to the left (the sign may be overgrown by lantana).

Harrison Fugate
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Hiking

Pretty well maintained track though a lot of easy walking for one view

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john kennedy
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this is a lovely walk and has approximatey 80% shade cover. Gradual track all the way round. Good view of the Lake. Took me and my mate 3.5 hours.

Luke Jones
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Hiking

Great trail running loop. Challenging anti clockwise uphill however very rewarding and the view at the half way point is great

Jesse Elcombe
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Hiking

Comfortable walk, beautiful view. Just over two hours of six foot male, intermediate walker

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Matt Henzell
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Hiking

A good medium distance hike with some slight inclines that passes through scribbly gum forests, pine forest, rainforest and dry open forest. We stopped for lunch with a great view at the escapement. This is a well shaded hike though there is no water along the way so bring plenty. Completed in just under 4 hours with a 7 and 9 year old including a good break for lunch. Note that my GPS had it at 13.7km

Cheryl Lissington
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Hiking

Love this walk. Not extremely rough or steep and very well sign posted. Lunch overlooking gorgeous views about half way round. We have done this walk 3 times and always under 3 hours with a 15 min lunch stop. You cross over the dirt roads multiple times so watch for motor bikes and 4WD’s. Toilets at parking area.

M B
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Hiking

One of the nicest trails I've done in SEQ. 2-3 hours at a moderate pace, no very difficult inclines or declines. Was lovely in the afternoon as the sun was setting, although keep in mind it gets dark quickly under the canopy during winter. Passes through 3-4 different types of veg growth.

Dana Andrishak
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Hiking

Beautiful lookout about 7km into the trail and the trail was marked very well. Pretty easy walk, not too much for hills.

Katie O'Hara
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Hiking

Lovely circuit through mixed woodland, easy going, great views from look out halfway - somewhat overgrown in parts, but well signed

Alana Attard
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Hiking

Well posted and easy to follow. I found it to be moderate in difficulty (but I am a beginner). A beautiful hike with so much to see. The lookout is breathtaking and was the highlight for me.

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