Looking for a great trail near Cairns, Queensland? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Wooroonooran National Park, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Cairns ranging from 1.2 to 3.2 miles and from 22 to 662 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Nice little hike to get the heart going. Gets straight into going up from the beginning but levels off after a short way. Dont worry about the Council sign at the very beginning, road works wont affect your hike to the dam & back

hiking
scramble
9 days ago

Good exercise. The long uphill stretch of gravel road is kinda boring. But the walk along the ridge is fantastic. A quick scramble up the last 200m which is pretty steep. The view from the top is fantastic with a nice little rock seat setup. The gravel road really made for difficult walking due to the constant slipping on loose fist sized stones.

hiking
16 days ago

Very nice walk which isn't overly difficult to complete. View at the end is stunning. Probably about 3 hour round trip, but thats taking your time & taking everything in

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful hike & the view at the end is spectacular. Nice to be higher than the tablelands & see the mountain scape down to Cairns. Views to Lambs Head, Glacier Rock, Double Island to name a few. Took us about 2 hours to the top but that was taking it fairly easy, that last bit is almost straight up so expect a good workout, not something I'd personally be doing in the rain. Coming down was easy but would have preferred something with a bit more tread than my runners as it can be easy to loose footing on the rocky path.

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

Another great afternoon walk, you can keep going after the lookout towards lake Morris road, prepare to be steep and slippery,

hiking
20 days ago

Easy afternoon walk

Great one for the kids too! Easy walk.

Good walk, easy trail to follow. better if you can drop a car either end.

on Earl Hill

hiking
22 days ago

Great short walk with the dog. Beautiful scenery, a water bubbler at the bottom for humans and one for the dog as well. Park at the boat ramp then walk the very short distance to the beginning of the trail as there is no parking available there.

hiking
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

great walk not too difficult.

wonderful. next time i will be going swimming :)

hiking
1 month ago

Make sure you take the firs track on your right after the first bridge, is Douglas track the one that you need to go. Great walk, no super hard terrain, just a good workout. You want harder? Go to the Pyramid one!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this for 1st time today & filmed it with GoPro & mini drone was epic & lots of steep stuff

hiking
1 month ago

easy walk with plenty to see. it follows the mud flats to the mangroves at the northern end of the harbor

Hi, the short wok is excellent , to go up are a lot of constructed steps, good track for a beginners and chubby blocks.

hiking
blowdown
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

so much fun! i’ll have to come back when the water level is higher to see the streams

hiking
1 month ago

The track starts of at the back of the Botanic Gardens. (Rear of the Tanks) rather busy and strap track with lots of stairs. Very well kept. Lots of activity with walkers/hikers and runners challenging themselves to the top. Good views of Cairns and the Airport. There is other longer tracks leading off this track that can extend the experience from an hour to half a day. (Blue and Yellow Arrow tracks)

hiking
1 month ago

Have complete this hike to the top a few times. People regularly use this track for walking/hiking and running. The track was much harder before a recent upgrade that made a progressive up hill grade to the top. A small part of the old track still exists at the top, where hikers have the option of going left or right to the top. (Left is the remnants of the old track. The new track is much easier to walk, with a reasonable flat footing along the entire length. Still a challenge, but not l as likely to wreck your knee or ankle. Well worth the visit to the top with great views to the north and south. Also - if you are a bit more adventurous there is a little used track about half way up, that leads to Half Moon Bay Beach. A little more of a challenge as the path is unkept and a little overgrown. But the visit to this quiet beach location is well worth it. And - a big plus is the Bluewater Hotel, very near the bottom for an enjoyable and well deserved drink with lunch.

hiking
washed out
1 month ago

Really nice walk good variety of rainforest, nice views at the top, thought the descent was a bit rough and a bit tough on the knee’s. Take water and wear appropriate footwear!

hiking
2 months ago

Great short walk. Easy grade and track in good condition. I ventured off once I hit the lookout. There is a trail that takes you to the top of the ridge. difficult, steep and slippery. lots of loose shale. Great challenge but be prepared..it is steep and in parts a scramble. Not well marked so when you descend remember where the forked paths are so you go out the same way as you came in.

Great walk, especially when you get onto the blue arrow after top yellow trailhead and all the way to Whitfield. If you have left your car at the red (or yellow) trailhead, bus 131 will take you back from the green to the red... if you don’t was to walk through suburbia. :)

Great trail with great views over the Barron River flood plain. I usually walk up there a couple of times each season. The metal stairs up from the railway is for me the hardest part. Nice rest stop just below the railway under a big mango tree. Nice rocky lookout to climb to the north of the rest stop. Also when getting to the top of the Rock, there’s a rock lookout maybe 100m past the top of the Rock with views of Stones Creek falls and the railway bridge.

hiking
2 months ago

Good walk worth doing

hiking
2 months ago

Don’t be fooled-not an ‘easy’walk more like a good sharp workout-classic go to if you’re time poor!

A classic!

Good walk great rainforest section worth doing!

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