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      The Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area is a 186ha reserve located in Mount Cotton that forms the upper catchment of Eprapah Creek. It incorporates multi use fire roads and single trail. The reserve climbs steeply from the valley floor up the north-east side of Mount Cotton to 360 degree views of the South East Queensland region at the very top. Terrain is rugged and includes deep gullies and dry eucalypt forest with some remnant riparian vegetation and patches of rainforest. The reserve borders Karingal Scouts and is close neighbours with Sirromet Wines.

      The 'Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Plan: Connecting with Recreation' was approved in 2019. This plan outlines the concept for development and maintenance of trails and recreational facilities whilst maintaining the natural values of this environmental reserve.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Redland City Council
      Parking (sealed) google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Meet at gate at Schoeck Road/West Mount Cotton Road intersection, The 'Green Box' opposite 712 West Mount Cotton Road or carpark at the end of Billiau Road.
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 4
      • 9
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 5, 2022

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      26
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails E-Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Trails Horse
      10
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,324 ft
      Total Vertical
      612 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      241
      Photos
      124
      Ridden Counter
      13,531

      Photos of Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Rise over Run
      16 |
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 12:30am
      Jun 26, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      1 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:20pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      1 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:20pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      1 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      2 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Easy Street
      0 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:16pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Easy Street
      0 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:16pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Easy Street
      0 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:16pm
      Jun 24, 2022

      Videos of Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Mt.Cotton's Hectic Upgrades 2022 Pt.2 - Black...
      28 | May 13, 2022
      Friday Fails
      | May 2, 2022
      youtuber West Mount Cotton | Full Run RAW 2022
      36:05 | 10 | Jul 19, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber WESTYS | West Mt Cotton | RAW WEDNESDAYS...
      trail: Westy's
      4:04 | 25 | Jul 19, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber West Mount Cotton | Full Run RAW 2022

      36:05 | 27 | Jul 17, 2022
      youtuber 25 minutes of RAW fast single track riding and...
      25:01 | 39 | Jun 12, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber POWERFUL HOWL | West Mount Cotton | RAW WEDNESDAYS
      1:29 | 59 | Apr 27, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber Mt Cotton is Open and Scarier than Ever!
      21:11 | 94 | Apr 15, 2022 , Redland City

      Recent Trail Reports

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      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3114974Yeah-nahriddentrailCotton Canyon Part 1 and 8 more
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 4:05am
      7 hours
      user #1394794KhundleywishlistregionEastern Escarpment Conservation Area
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 3:35am
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #3126803ThatmadhobowishlistrouteLeolands Loop
      Aug 1, 2022 @ 9:19pm
      Aug 1, 2022
      user #2892601Downzy05votetrailBlacking Out and 1 more
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 1:45am
      Jul 31, 2022
      user #3125984coltzerriddentrailEscalade and 3 more
      Jul 29, 2022 @ 3:00am
      Jul 29, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1927067Jessster78trailCrosscutFun track, worth a detour to get to.
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 9:03pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      user #1927067Jessster78trailCotton Canyon Part 1Great cross country track which earns it's...
      May 29, 2022 @ 9:33pm
      May 29, 2022
      user #2021184Jeff74BrisbanetrailEscaladeRode 20mins after heavy rain. Drainage is...
      Feb 1, 2022 @ 12:05am
      Feb 1, 2022
      user #2520665dippercooltrailTraction FractionWhat a bastard of a hill. Better off taking...
      Jan 25, 2022 @ 4:27pm
      Jan 25, 2022
      user #2520665dippercooltrailAdaptGreat short run for beginers and intermediate....
      Dec 6, 2021 @ 6:48pm
      Dec 6, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2617 miles3,323 ft9 miles614 ft
      #452#4312424116,540
      E-Bike2516 miles2,992 ft9 miles614 ft
      #144#262341921
      Hike2416 miles2,674 ft8 miles614 ft
      #371#2323265
      Trail Running2316 miles2,575 ft8 miles614 ft
      #403#2523222
      Horse106 miles984 ft3 miles597 ft
      #3512
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