The White Rock Ridge Hike trail forms part of the White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area off School Road in White Rock, just south-west of Ipswich. The Estate is over 2,500 hectares in size and features the rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain located within a large swathe of regionally significant bushland supporting some of the highest natural and conservation values in the region. The estate contains 624 flora and 159 fauna species as well as habitat for five threatened flora and three fauna species. It also supports three endangered vegetation types and functions as the headwaters of seven major waterways.
The White Rock Ridge Hike trail is a challenging, steep track with limited signage recommended for experienced walkers with navigational skills and high fitness levels. This track climbs up onto (and follows) the rocky ridge with great views of the region. Caves and cliffs provide refuge for abundant wildlife including peregrine falcons, wedge-tailed eagles and wallabies.
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