Beerburrum/Glass House Mountains Loop

Beerburrum/Glass House Mountains Loop
Route Length: 59km
Difficulty: Medium
Surface Type: Gravel & bitumen
Suitable For: Those with a reasonable amount of fitness. There is a bumpy, rocky descent as well, so some level of technical ability is important.

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The Caboolture-Wamuran rail trail is just the beginning for this fun loop

The Caboolture-Wamuran rail trail is a concrete or bitumen path which provides a gentle 10km warm-up for this mixed surface ride.

Start from the Caboolture trailhead and roll past the Caboolture education precinct. You will then make your way through some low-density suburbia before skirting around the back of the Wamuran sawmill, and through a cutting to emerge in a nice park to complete the rail trail.

There are toilets at Wamuran (around the back of the community centre) before you launch into the next stage of the ride. After about 4km of minor road you make your way into a remnant natural forest and follow the Old Wamuran rail corridor. 6km of easy climbing pops you out onto Raen Rd. After another couple of km on the bitumen, we take a left turn into the pine plantations of the Beerburrum State Forest.

The literal high point of the ride comes after about 12km of forestry roads: the Glass House Mountains lookout. As you gaze around at the view, remember the dreamtime legend of Tibrogargan and Beerwah and their children, and see their tears flowing to the sea.

Back on the bike for a short but bumpy descent (or a short detour to the Glasshouse Mountains Lookout Cafe), and then a cruise along gravel roads towards Beerburrum township.

There are more coffee options at Beerburrum, and maybe you will need a snack as well, to power you along the bitumen sections back to Caboolture. After a few kilometres on Beerburrum Rd to Elimbah, you can dogleg onto Hamilton Rd and Dances Rd for a pretty quiet run back to the rail trail car park.

Look across to your right as you come into town and you will see the Caboolture Historical Village, with more than 70 buildings celebrating the pioneer days of the region.

Beerburrum/Glass House Mountains Loop

What’s In the Area?

FOOD: Make a quick detour for a mid-ride coffee at the Glasshouse Mountain Lookout Cafe – as the name suggests, great views.

THINGS TO DO:  The Caboolture Historical Village is massive, and there is always something special going on there.

BIKE SHOP: Wolves Bike Den or Morayfield Super Cycles will have you covered.

AMENITIES: As Noted on the RideWithGPS map, there are toilets at Wamuran, Glasshouse Mountains lookout, and Beerburrum. Closest toilets to the start are at Caboolture train station.

ACCOMMODATION: Make a weekend of it and stay in the Glass House Mountains region. The Sunshine Coast Farm Stay is beautiful.

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