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Redwood Park Trail Section (7km only)
The 7km race category starts at the Toowoomba Anglican School oval and turn left onto Dudley Street. Continue on Dudley Street and turn right onto Bridge Street. Then turn right off Bridge Street and enter into Redwood Park and head south down a steep descent for 150m. At the bottom, turn right and head southwest along Redwood Bridle Trail.
Ignore the trail that branches off on the right at approximately the 800m point of the Redwood Bridal Trail.
Continue along Redwood Bridle Trail for a further 400m and take the Eagle Nest Trail on your left. Do not follow the Redwood Bridal Trail that deviates slightly off to the right.
Continue along Eagle Nest Trail for approximately 900m ignoring any trails going off on the left until you come upon Checkpoint 3. Note that emergency vehicles can access Redwood from the Range.
Leaving the picnic area cross Gatton Creek and head north up Redwood Forest Walk.
Ignore Ferntree Gully Walk Trail that branches off to the left and continues right up Redwood Forest.
Walk and continue through the old Zoo fence at the gate. Continue following the trail until you come to the track that ascends steeply for 150m (Leroy Palmer Consultant Engineers Hill) back up to the entrance of Redwood Park at Bridge Street Checkpoint 1 – Mort & Co.
Turn left onto Bridge Street, then left onto Dudley Street to return to the start area – Toowoomba Anglican School Oval is where it finishes (7km race category) – see map below.
Jubilee Park Trail Section & Redwood Park Trail Section: (For the 15km racing categories only)
The 15km race category starts at the Toowoomba Anglican School oval and turn left onto Dudley Street. Continue on Dudley Street and turn right onto Bridge Street. Then turn left off Bridge Street at the entry to into Jubilee Park.
Continue along Tristania Trail until you get to the large clearing, continuing along Tristania as it descends. Ignore the track junction off to the left signed Bridle Trail, Harvey St 500m as this is the return route. Continue to the right along Tristania and under the high tension power lines.
Further down the hill ignore the Sandstone Ridge Trail on the right and stay to the fire road. Continue down the main fire trail until you arrive at the bottom of the hill at Checkpoint 1. At this checkpoint, you will have the opportunity to refill bottles as water is available.
Turn right into Crebra Trail. Follow this trail as it loops back out to a junction of Crebra Trail and Tristania Trail. Turn right under the high tension power lines and retrace the route back up the hill for 300m then turn right up to the hill marked with the sign “Bridle Trail Harvey St 500m’.
Continue up Jubilee Bridle Trail and through the steep section with a couple of switchbacks under the high tension power lines. At this point which is just below Harvey St, the trail splits and then rejoins – keep to the right. Note: the route then travels very close to Harvey St and at the end of Harvey St is a gazebo and a council drinking tap if you are short on water.
Continue south along Jubilee Bridle Trail as it winds along behind houses in a open parkland environment. Ignore the number of road entrance gates on your right and stay to the main fire trail. The trail comes to a close a the end of Woolridge St where it bends left and descends slightly to intersect with the outgoing course. Turn right here and retrace the route back to Bridge St and cross over section. Then turn right off Bridge Street and enter into Redwood Park (see map and Redwood Park Trail section at the top of this page).
Once back up to the entrance of Redwood Park after completing the Redwood Park section, turn left onto Bridge Street, then left onto Dudley Street to return to the start area – Toowoomba Anglican School Oval is where it finishes – see map below.
The Milne Bay Military Challenge Course map for 2020 is under review.
PLEASE NOTE: The distance for each race category is approximate and the course map will only be used as a guide in case of last-minute changes or events that are out of our control.
2019 Milne Bay Military Challenge Course Map