Heritage Trail, in the Scenic Rim region at Spicers Gap, in Main Range National Park is about an hour and a half southwest of Brisbane. It is a short, 2-mile out-and-back trail and is part of the Mt Mathieson circuit. A self-guided hike, it remembers how difficult getting around was in the 19th century and showcases different types of road construction while following the historic cobblestone road west of the Governor’s Chair.
The trail has two trailheads, one at the end of Spicers Gap Road, about 3 miles from the park entrance, the second one is at the western end of Spicers Gap Road, 1.5 miles from the park entrance, although to get to this trailhead a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle is required. Note that Spicers Gap Road is gravel and in wet weather, it can become rather difficult, especially after the picnic area. The trail can be started from here though if need be.
Graded as Medium, it should be suitable for most ages and fitness levels although it is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs due to its terrain. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
. It takes about an hour to complete, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
With some lovely views of Spicers Peak and also from the Governor’s Chair out to Ipswich and Brisbane, as well as its historical side, it is an interesting trail. A short add-on is to go to Moss’s Well, where you may be able to spot the Satin Bowerbird or maybe see one of the amazing bowers it constructs. To make this a longer hike, add on Mt Mathieson to make it an 8-mile return.
Dogs are not permitted on the trail due to the conservation of natural species.