Mount Allan shared trail
You’ll feel on top of the world with breathtaking 360 degree views of Mary Valley and the surrounding ranges.
Whether it is a challenging hike, a mountainous bike ride or a scenic horseride that you are after, this shared trail is for you. You’ll ride or walk through hoop-pine plantations as you head upwards to Mount Allan, enjoying plenty of scenic views along the way.
For amazing photos, climb the 9.6m high fire tower at the top of Mount Allan and experience uninterrupted views of the Mary Valley and surrounding ranges.
The final 300m is for those travelling on foot only, so leave your bike or horse at the hitching rail before walking to the fire tower.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Mount Allan shared trail is in Imbil State Forest on the Sunshine Coast, about 150km north of Brisbane or 60km south of Gympie.
This trail is accessed from Charlie Moreland day-use area.
- From Kenilworth, follow Maleny–Kenilworth Road for 17km and turn right onto Sunday Creek Road.
- Sunday Creek Road from Kenilworth–Maleny Road to Charlie Moreland day-use area is a gravel road suitable for conventional vehicles.
- Drive 5km to the day-use area.
- Sunday Creek Road from the Maleny–Kenilworth Road to the Charlie Moreland campingand day-use areasis a gravel road suitable for 2WDs (with caution in wet weather).
- Beyond the camping and day-use areas, Sunday Creek Road is suitable for high-clearance 4WDs only. All other roads in the state forest are also suitable for high-clearance 4WDs only.
- Sunday Creek Road is subject to flooding. The creek can rise quickly during heavy rainfall, cutting off access. Check the water depth indicator on the Charlie Moreland causeway when water is over the road to get an indication of depth.
- See traffic and travel information for road and travel conditions.
- Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
You can park at the Charlie Moreland day-use area.
Fuel and supplies
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
When to visit
Mount Allan shared trail is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Climate and weather
Temperatures in the area exceed 30°C during the day in summer and drop below 0°C at night in winter. Despite the subtropical climate, nights can be cool at any time of the year.
Permits and fees
- If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.
- Horses are allowed on this shared trail, and in the paddock provided beside Charlie Moreland camping area, but not within the camping area itself or Charlie Moreland day-use area.
- Dogs on a leash are allowed on this shared trail, but not on other walking tracks or in the camping and day-use areas.
- Other domestic animals are not permitted.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.
- Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
- This is a shared trail so expect encounters with other walkers, horseriders, mountain bikes and sometimes even management vehicles.
- Creek levels can rise rapidly during heavy rain. Leave the park during heavy rain before creek levels start to rise.
Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.
- There is no drinking water provided along this track. Bring your own water.
- Untreated tap water is provided at the Charlie Moreland day-use area.
- Treat all water before use.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- The track is steep in sections. Take rest breaks as needed and drink plenty of water.
- Move off the road when you hear a vehicle coming and give way to horse riders.
- You may need to walk or ride through creek crossings. Check the depth before you cross. Never attempt to cross a creek that is high or when the water is rising rapidly.
- Observe all safety signs at the fire tower.
- Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
- Give way to horseriders and bushwalkers. Alert others when approaching.
- Read mountain bike and cycle with care for tips on riding safety and riding with care.
- Do not rinse or wash sweat off horses in creeks. Use a bucket 40m away from the water’s edge.
- Read horseride with care for tips on riding safety and riding with care.
- Caution is required on all roads during wet weather.
- Speed limits in camping and day-use areas are 10km/hr maximum. On all other roads, drive to prevailing road conditions, unless otherwise signposted.
- Slow down at blind corners. Wide-load logging trucks use the roads and shared trails.
- Heavy rain can flood creek crossings—flood waters can rise and fall quickly. Fast-flowing water and submerged obstacles can be hazardous. If its flooded, forget it! If in doubt, wait it out!
- Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.