Samford CP Circuit

3 h to 4 h 30 min

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

9.2 km
circuit

↑ 400 m
↓ -400 m

Hard track
Starting from Ironbark Gully Car Park off Samford Road, Ferny Hills, this walk takes you on a circuit in the woodland of Samford Conservation Park, visiting 2 picnic areas along the way. A picturesque forest that’s quite close to Brisbane, Samford CP has an extensive web of shared tracks that are used for hiking training/workouts regularly. The area is home to kookaburras, and you’re almost guaranteed to hear the birdsong as you make your way through the eucalpyt forest. Keep an eye out for cute little fairy doors set into the tree bases. After decent rainfall, you may cross some minor creeks that are nothing but pleasant tranquilizers in nature. Feel free to stop and listen to the burbling sound of water if you come across one. Have a picnic in the Ironbark Gully after the hike, and maybe get a coffee from the coffee cart that’s set up in the car park. Some parts of the track may have some loose gravel/dirt, so grippy footwear is recommended. The School Break section is a bit steep, therefore hiking poles may come in handy. Come early to minimize the amount of mountain bikers and the noise pollution coming from the road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.3925103,152.9232966)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Stafford Road, 5
  • Turn on to South Pine Road, 5 then drive for 900 m
  • Turn left onto South Pine Road, 29 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto South Pine Road, 40 and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn right onto Patricks Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn right onto Samford Road, 22, 9 and drive for another 840 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 145 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the western car park of Ironbark Gully Picnic Area(off Samford Road), head west towards the Samford Road Break, moving parallel to the road to your left along the paved path. Join the said track as you keep moving in the same direction, then keep left at the first(T) intersection to continue along Samford CP Circuit(clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Samford Road.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Samford Road & The Chute (IBG)) continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 180 m (at the intersection of Ball Buster & Samford Road) continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Samford Road & Lomandra Road) continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 50 m pass the "Maureen Lawrence Park" (30 m on your left).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Samford Road & Lomandra) continue straight, to head along Samford Road.
After another 70 m turn left, to head along Samford Road.
After another 6 m veer right, to head along Samford Road.
After another 35 m cross the ford.
After another 35 m veer right, to head along Samford Road.
After another 60 m turn right.
After another 20 m veer left, to head along Lactic.
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Lactic & Whip Snake (12)) continue straight, to head along Lactic.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Lactic & Whip Snake (12) Link) continue straight, to head along Lactic.
After another 440 m (at the intersection of Humpty & Lactic) turn sharp right, to head along Humpty (a walking track).
After another 1.5 km continue straight, to head along Humpty.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 95 m turn right, to head along Three Sisters.
After another 370 m (at the intersection of Three Sisters & Kombi Express) continue straight, to head along Three Sisters.
After another 520 m (at the intersection of Sewer Road & Hidden Break) continue straight, to head along Sewer Road.
After another 105 m veer right, to head along Sewer Road.
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Three Ways Road & Sewer Road) continue straight, to head along Three Ways Road.
After another 330 m (at the intersection of Lomandra Road & Three Ways Road) continue straight, to head along Three Ways Road.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Three Ways Road.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Lorikeet & Three Ways Road) continue straight, to head along Three Ways Road.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of The Chute (IBG) & Three Ways Road) continue straight, to head along Geigers Road.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Geigers Road & Y Break) turn left, to head along Y Break.
After another 175 m pass the park (175 m on your right).
After another 190 m turn right.
After another 325 m pass the park (on your left).
After another 215 m turn right.
After another 35 m turn left, to head along Geigers Road.
After another 440 m (at the intersection of Trickles Drop & Geigers Road) continue straight, to head along Geigers Road.
After another 370 m (at the intersection of Water Tank & I Hate This One Too) continue straight.
After another 225 m veer right, to head along School Break.
After another 60 m (at the intersection of School Break & Water Tank) continue straight, to head along School Break.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Pipeline & School Break) continue straight, to head along School Break.
After another 590 m continue straight, to head along School Break.
After another 650 m (at the intersection of I Hate This One Too & School Break) turn left (a footpath).
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (30 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the "Obsession Coffee" (30 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the car park (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the shelter (30 m on your right).
After another 25 m come to a toilet.
After another 25 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Samford CP Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 9.2 km
Time 3 h to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 9.2 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 9.2 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
9.2 km[shelter]
Toilet
9.2 km[toilet]
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