This short looped trail is found in the Blackwood National Park, in Queensland. The park is 923km from Brisbane and north of Mount Coolon. It was created to protect the plant communities in Brigalow Belt, one of which is the Blackwood Acacia tree. These trees grow to around 10 m high and have a solid single trunk and dark bark. The park terrain is contrasted between hills, gorges, rocky ridges and alluvial flats. It is also home to around 80 species of birds and is an important corridor and refuge for native animals.
There are two hiking trails in the park and the Brigalow Circuit Track is only just over a mile long and goes through brigalow and lancewood scrub with some small, seasonal wetlands en route. Neither of the trails is regularly maintained so may be overgrown with vegetation making navigation difficult.
The trail can be completed in around 30 minutes although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
. It is graded as Medium. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs due to the terrain and vegetation. Dogs are not permitted within the park.
There is a carpark near the trailhead but there are no toilet facilities. Camping is not permitted in the national park although there is a caravan park and camping area at Belyando Crossing, just 10 miles south of the park. Other accommodations; hotels, camping and caravan parks can be found at Clermont and Charters Towers.