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“Bush trails to run wall or mountain bike on close to city” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Toohey Forest

Toohey Forest
Ranked #97 of 338 things to do in Brisbane
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Owner description: Toohey Forest in South Brisbane surrounds Griffith University and Mount Gravatt Cemetery, and contains stunning rock formations that have been 380 million years in the making. Opossums, gliders, owls and flying foxes are found throughout the forest. There are many walks to explore and four picnic areas with barbecues and seating.
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Bush trails to run wall or mountain bike on close to city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

For a relatively small area in the middle of suburbia there is quite a large network of trails. It has no real environmental significance as it is too small to hold mammalian populations.
I regularly ride my mountain bike there with friends. And i know there are a lot more mtb riders in there too. They are great little tracks, its a shame the council tries to deny that the tracks are MTB trails.
With a few figure of eights you can ride up to about 20km without much doubling back on self. With some good challenges and fun sections auditing fairly experienced riders.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“walking tracks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

I walk in Toohey Forest at least 3 times per week ....good for local residents for exercise purposes ...there are not many places where you can see the surrounding suburbs ...only at Pegs lookout in which the Sothern and western parts of Brisbane may be viewed...Griffith University owns a large section of this park and anybody is able to access the many walking tracks throughout the area .

Visited December 2013
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5 Thank Arnie S
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Nature surrounded by suburbia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Toohey Forest is a fantastic place to go for a walk, picnic, bicycle or scooter ride. Much of the forest is contained within Griffith University and the GU website and a visit to the EcoCenter at Griffith University's Nathan Campus is very handy. Group bushwalking in the Toohey Forest is a great experience and you can climb Mt Gravatt and take in the views

Visited September 2013
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5 Thank David_Waters-B1968
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“Peacefull”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

There were a few places to sit. I took some photos. What I remember most was a lack of wildlife. There was one nice circular area in the middle which had potential.

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2 Thank John K
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Walking the tracks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I used the tracks around the forest and lookout for training, it is so peaceful and at time demanding, walk from Logan Road up to the top using the tracks not the road, you can reward yourself at the cafe at the lookout.
Beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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