Human remains found at Mt Coot-tha 'may be more than a decade old'

Human bones found at Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane's west appear to have been in the area for over 10 years, according to Queensland police.

Bushwalkers discovered the remains in rocky bushland off a popular walking track near the JC Slaughter Falls car park.

The group was surveying the area for a potential biplane project and saw a set of shoes underneath the brush of the bush, around 650 metres off the Aboriginal art trail.

Police are treating the discovery as non-suspicious.

The track is one of 66 in an extensive network of trails in the forest.

Police have revealed one of the lines of investigation was that the area was known to be frequented by homeless people.

Missing persons registers are also being checked for clues to help identify the remains.