You can start this track from the top of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive or at the JC Slaughter Falls Picnic Area, which you can access from Mt Coot-tha Road. It is one way, so you will need to return back the same way to return to your car. This is the easiest and most maintained track up to the summit lookout. The paths are wide and smooth to allow for the heavy foot traffic. There are over six water stations on this track so you and your four legged friend will be fine for water. The picnic facilities have water, toilets and plenty of shade. This track is 1.9km’s one way, however you can add to it by stepping off the track and doing the Hoop Pine Track which is one way and 900 metres. The Hoop Pine Track deviates off the Summit Track and returns you to the Summit Track further down. The same with the Hovea Track which is 300 metres but it doesn’t really add any distance to your walk as it returns you back to the Summit Track. There is a water crossing however it has always been dry in our experience. The track has a few stairs but they are easy and well maintained. The track is fairly shaded most of the time so the ground is always cool enough for your furry friend however there is a concrete path in full sun near the car park and at the summit lookout. If you intend to go to these places, you will need to go when it is cooler or carry your dog over these parts so that their feet do not get burnt.
Plenty of car parking at either end of the trail but it is best to avoid peak times.
The Summit Lookout has water, maps, toilets a dog friendly cafe, restaurant and of course a view!
There are plenty of mountain biking trails in the forest but they are not allowed on this track.