In the rugged Conondale Range are some of Queensland's most popular and picturesque forests, including Kenilworth Forest Reserve.
Luxuriant rainforests, tall eucalypt forest, mosaics of plantation forests, waterfalls, boulder-strewn creeks and spectacular scenery make this area well worth a visit. The diverse forests provide homes for a wonderful variety of wildlife including more than 120 species of birds and many mammals.
The trail can be walked by several routes. From Charlie Moreland to Mount Allan and back to Charlie Moreland, which is 8.8 kilometres return (allow 4 hours). From Booloumba Creek to Mount Allan and then to Booloumba Creek, which is 4 kilometres return (allow 3 hours). From Charlie Moreland to Mount Allan and then to Booloumba Creek, which is 6.4 kilometres one-way with car pick-up (allow 3.5 hours).
A high level of fitness and bushwalking skills are required. Tell a responsible person where you are going and when you should return.
Wear sturdy shoes, carry adequate clothing, water and snack food.
Supervise children at all times as natural areas have hazards with which children are unfamiliar: such as creeks, cliff edges, stinging plants and defensive wildlife.
Never dive into creeks or rock pools, as they contain submerged rocks and logs. Water depth is unpredictable. Rock surfaces can be slippery.
Bring plenty of water and drink tap water only.
Temperatures in the area exceed 30 degrees Celsius in summer and drop below zero in winter. Nights can be cool at any time.
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