Wild Horse Mountain Fire Tower

30 min to 45 min
20 min to 30 min

1.5 km

↑ 88 m
↓ -88 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Johnston Road, Coochin Creek, this walk takes you to the summit of Wild Horse Mountain and back via a singular track, exploring the eucalypt forest along the way. Prepare to be blown away by the truly unimpeded 360 degree views when you make it to the fire tower. The Glass House Mountains look so stunning from here that you may even think you’re looking at a high quality desktop background. You can read the interpretive signs provided to learn more about what you’re looking at. To the east, you’ll be able to see almost the entire coastline along with Moreton Island. The track may be short, but the steepness slightly makes it feel like you’ve earned these astonishing views. Bring some food to have one of the most scenic picnics you can have in Southeast Queensland. Try to catch the sunset here as the views become extra magical. 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-26.9248561,152.9963364)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 460 m
  • Turn right onto Johnston Road and drive for another 290 m
  • Turn right onto Johnston Road and drive for another 600 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Johnston Road(180 metres south of Johnston Road - Wild Horse Road intersection), head towards the green “Wild Horse Mountain Lookout 700m - Pedestrian Access Only” signpost next to the metal gate along the gravel car park. Head up the steps and veer left as you join the paved track, passing by the said signpost and the gate to your right. Follow the said track as it leads you into the woodland to continue along Wild Horse Mountain Fire Tower Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
Continue another 710 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 730 m to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Wild Horse Mountain Lookout".
About 110 m past the end is "Wild Horse Mountain".
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Wild Horse Mountain Fire Tower

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.5 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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