/ Paluma Range National Park

Jacobsen Track - Hidden Valley to the Bruce Highway

The Jacobsen Track provided access from Ingham to the mining town of Ewan. It passed near Mount Jacobson to Hidden Valley and was the earliest of the Mt Spec tracks and the one most used. Today, the Jacobsen Track is a forestry road and connects Valley Rd to Pappins Rd; there is private property at either end.

It was used as a short cut and was popular with the 4WD drivers. It was the easiest way to access the "blackhole" swimming hole and you can also abseil down to Jourama Falls.

Unfortunately, the Jacobsen Track is no longer maintained and is no longer drivable by car or motorbike. Fallen trees now lay across the track making it impassable for a vehicle without a chainsaw. Lawyer Cane, Lantana and other vegetation has spread across the track in many sections making parts of the track slow to walk along.

National Parks want to maintain this track as a fire fighting trail and the big problem is that it comes out on private property at both ends.

You'll need to contact land owner to request permission to pass through their private property on either end.

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Luen Warneke

Luen Warneke

Adventurer first, content maker second. I love to explore the great outdoors no matter the expedition. There are so many activities that allow us to connect with nature and one another.

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