Starting from the car park off Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-tha, this walk takes you to the J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area and back via the Mahogany Track. With undulating hills and plenty of amenities provided in the scenic picnic area, this walk is well suited for families. Additionally, you don’t need to leave your furry family member home as pets are allowed in the reserve. The track is well maintained and provides lots of shade, which makes it runnable as well. Try to spot some koalas on treetops, and hold onto your kids if they try to go and hug the fluffy creatures. Other than that listen to the sounds of kookaburras and bell miners and enjoy the relaxing stroll. Watch out for snakes along the track. 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.
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.
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Coot-tha Road, T7 and drive for another 1 km
Keep left onto Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, T7 and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Sir Samuel Griffith Drive(790 metres northeast of The Summit Cafe - Mount Coot-tha), head towards the yellow metal gate next to the same-coloured bollard along the concrete path. Head around the gate and join the dirt track(Mahogany Track) as it veers right. Follow the said track keeping the road to your right to continue along Mahogany Partial Track.....
Directions & comments
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Mahogany Track.
After another 150 m veer left, to head along Mahogany Track.
After another 160 m pass the car park (45 m on your right).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Mahogany Track.
After another 680 m veer left.
After another 25 m pass the shelter (55 m on your right).
After another 20 m pass the water tap (40 m on your right).
Continue another 40 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.3 km to get back to the start.
About 75 m past the end is a BBQ.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)