Enoggera Reservoir Loop

3 h to 5 h
1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min

10.9 km
circuit

↑ 304 m
↓ -304 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park near Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre, The Gap, this walk takes you on a circuit around Enoggera Reservoir mostly via the Araucaria Walk, looping back to the start behind the dam. Listed as a heritage site, this reservoir is famous among kayakers and canoeists, as well as families coming here to enjoy the waters with their kids. The track is undulating and wide enough(excluding some parts) to comfortably run, and will provide you with some picturesque views of the dam whilst the trees give you some cover. There are lots of birds and turtles for you and your children to observe, along with other wildlife. Notice the change of scenery throughout the track as you’re strolling around this peaceful piece of nature. Just keep an eye out for snakes. Keep in mind that the site closes at 17:30 from May to August, and 18:30 from September to April. 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 (-27.4411187,152.9266451)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Jubilee Terrace, 5
  • Turn on to Waterworks Road, 31 then drive for 7.1 km
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 150 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 2 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of the northern car park of Walkabout Creek Reserve(70 metres north of the discovery centre), head towards the gate along the concrete path, moving away from the discovery centre. Turn left before the gate and join the walking track, then pass by the car park to your left as you head towards the reservoir. At the 5-way intersection near the foreshore, continue straight(keeping left) and join the Araucaria Walk Track. Stay on the said track as you keep the reservoir to your left to continue along Enoggera Reservoir Loop(counterclockwise). Keep right and head around the dam to complete the loop.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 85 m back from the start).
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the cafe (85 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 105 m veer right.
After another 540 m continue straight.
After another 345 m turn left.
After another 390 m turn left.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 600 m continue straight.
After another 300 m continue straight.
After another 500 m continue straight.
After another 580 m turn left, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & Duck Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 295 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & Long Range Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 1.6 km cross the ford.
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Reservoir Track & McDonalds Loop) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of McDonalds Loop & Reservoir Track) continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 430 m veer left, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 1.9 km continue straight, to head along Reservoir Track.
After another 380 m veer left.
After another 110 m turn right.
After another 65 m turn left.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 370 m turn right.
After another 70 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 200 m turn sharp left.
After another 40 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 60 m turn left.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 105 m turn left.
Then head up the very steep (10% ~ 5.7°) surface|paved incline (about 125 m long)
Continue straight.
After another 95 m head into the "Walkabout Creek Events Lawn".
After another 35 m pass the toilet (on your right).
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 55 m turn right.
About 155 m past the end is a car park.
Continue straight.
After another 40 m come to a car park.
The end.
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Terrain
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Enoggera Reservoir Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.9 km
Time 3 h to 5 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 9.9 km from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.6 km apart with the largest gap of 10.3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-84 m[toilet]
Shelter
9.9 km[shelter]
Toilet
10.3 km[toilet]
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