The eastern part of the locality is lower land and used for grazing, while the western part is more mountainous and undeveloped. The very northern part of the locality is within the Malmaison State Forest while the south-western and southern parts of the locality are within the Pile Gully State Forest which extends into neighbouring Old Cooranga.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pile Gully (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Pile Gully - locality in North Burnett Region (entry 45406)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 31 July 2019.