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Somerset Trail Mt Mee

  • May 5, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Somerset trail — 13km Class 4

Join us while we explore the Mt Mee area. Starting at our usual spot on Abbotsford Rd outside Bowen Hills train station we will drive to The Gantry at Mt Mee. We will have lunch at Somerset Lookout before returning to the Gantry. From there we will stop for coffee before returning to Brisbane.

This is the DERM description of the Somerset Trail. Beginning opposite The Gantry, this track passes through scribbly gum forests, rainforest and dry open forest. About halfway along enjoy views to the west overlooking Somerset and Wivenhoe dams. Parking is available at The Gantry carpark. Please bring your own water as there is no drinking water available along the trail.

What to bring: Yourself, 2 litres of water, lunch and snacks, a camera, insect repellent, money for coffee and a fun attitude.


We will meet outside Bowen Hills train station, on Abbotsford Road. Look for the CNW Data & Electrical store. We will leave there at 7am. If you are running late, send me a message as we won't be waiting otherwise.

For those people carpooling offer $15 to your driver.


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  • Bob

    Great day with nice folk excellent to get out in nature.

    May 5, 2013

  • Tanse

    I was so looking forward to this, sorry...

    May 5, 2013

  • Sarah C.

    Sorry house sitting now

    May 1, 2013

  • Reda

    Sorry the start is now too early when coming from the Gold Coast so will join the 10am start with Adam's hiking group. Have some good fun!

    April 30, 2013

  • Fiona

    Very sorry to be withdrawing, was so looking forward to this event. Have work-related commitment now. Hopefully someone can take my spot.

    April 29, 2013

  • Barbara

    Sorry, I cannot join Somerset trail - wish you all a good time.

    April 28, 2013

  • Kim L

    Won't be able to do the walk now as had a fall off my pushy and did some damage to my knee and opposite foot.

    April 27, 2013

  • Kim L

    I will meet you all at The Gantry car park.

    April 18, 2013

  • Effie

    I am also in the list for car pool, i live in Forestlake but any train station along the beenleigh line to Bowen hills is ok.

    April 17, 2013

  • Sandy B

    Would like to car pool, ideally in Manly area

    April 17, 2013

  • Effie

    Can not wait to have my first walk with you.

    April 14, 2013

  • Sandy B

    I'd like to car pool , live in Manly

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How are tacks rated - What is calss 4 rating?

    April 14, 2013

  • Andrew B.

    Graham - I attempted this walk on Tuesday last. The first hour went well (I've done this several times). Then I came to a big washout which looked prettty treacherous and I decided to return. This walk is not for the average stroller.

    April 13, 2013

    • Brij

      Hi Andrew, from the map it looks like a circuit about 700m starting from Gantry. If one side is washed out we can we take the other side to Somerset Lookout and return the same way. DERM site still has no alert about the washout but it is good to have ground knowledge. The walk is class 4 anyway. http://www.everytrail...­

      April 13, 2013

    • Andrew B.

      Sorry Brij - this washout was four or five kilometres into the walk - not 700 metres. I was there.

      April 13, 2013

  • Mary T.

    We will meet you at the beginning of the trail but would appreciate confirmation of meeting place and approximate time.

    April 13, 2013

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