Try the Water Tower Circuit, an 800m return trip that should take around 20 minutes. The sealed, shaded pathway will wind you through native bushland to the water tower, where you can soak in the stunning views of the Great Dividing Range, the D’Aguilar and other gorgeous mountain ranges. The area is steeped in history, with fossil replicas and mining history at Triassic Park, which is found within the Conservation Estate.
Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate
There are also some fantastic mountain biking trails to explore too. A good starting point is the Rocky Knoll Lookout trail from Hardings Paddock. The 2.4km return trip takes around 1.5 hours to complete, leading you through eucalypt forests and rewarding you with views of the Scenic Rim and country views.
White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate
With its wild, rocky outcrops and valleys, escarpments and ridges bustling with wildlife, White Rock – Spring Mountain is a great place to spend a few hours of your weekend. The length of trails here range from 200m through to 19km return, offering everything from easy to moderate. There are also mountain biking trails on offer too.
Check out the small Bluff Lookout Circuit or Little White Rock Lookout Circuit or, for more serious hikers, try the White Rock Multi-User Trail, for a 6.5km return trip of around 1 hour. Experienced hikers can tackle the 19km Yaddamun Trail, which takes around 8 hours to tackle but rewards you with views of Ipswich, Brisbane City and out to Moreton Bay.
As per Cultural Protocol the Traditional Owners have requested no one climbs White Rock.