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PostSubject: Gold Creek Dam   Sun 5 May - 16:27:07

This one looks like an alright walk, trying to find more info than the map on this page though.

http://www.previous.seqwater.com.au/public/source-store-treat-supply/dams/gold-creek-dam
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PostSubject: Re: Gold Creek Dam   Sun 5 May - 16:28:05

The Gold Creek Reservoir track is described as 5.5 km long. It starts and ends at the dam and circumnavigates the reservoir. It is suitable for running and walking and MTB by a capable rider but not horse riding.

Taken clockwise and starting on the western end of the top of the dam, the first 1.5 km (approx) is generally a narrow winding track clinging to steep hillside with some climb. The next 1.5 km (approx) appears to be formed by repeated use of a quad bike and is generally wider and flatter. The next 1.5 km (approx) return path along the eastern side of the reservoir is narrow and fairly rugged, climbing and dropping repeatedly. The final 1 km (approx) back to the foot of the dam is well-formed, reasonably wide and gentle with formed steps on the steeper sections. The track finishes from the east by traversing the bottom of the spillway; it is difficult to make out from the foot of the dam.

A 1 km side-track visiting a Hoop Pine plantation is described on the information board, which also describes various notable sights on the track. As of March 2010 lantana growth has made these tough to spot. The track is very overgrown and little used and its route can no longer be seen at the northernmost point. This makes circumnavigation of the dam very difficult.

Walking and riding tracks which travel deep into Brisbane Forest Park also begin here. Gold Creek Reservoir is home to the Pinnacles Classic, a small trail running event held in mid-April which uses a hilly, roughly rectangular 18 kilometre course which utilises Gold Creek Boundary Break, South Boundary Road and the Gold Creek Trail, starting and finishing at the gate at Gold Creek Road. The event reverses direction each year, with clockwise races held in even numbered years.


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