Explore the most popular trails near Cape Tribulation with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Cape Tribulation, Queensland Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Beautiful view at the top. A lot of roots make for a challenging hike up and down towards the peak.

Platform at the top is not the best view, go over that platform and hike for about 10minutes and that view is much better!! But that said its a good hike for the 705m, did a couple of times but the best time was In 2h09minutes to the platform (without resting at the top)

Flat, shaded easy walk. 20 or 40 min loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic view from the top! (Make sure you keep walking past the platform like others have said.) It was more difficult than I thought. It took me about 1 hour 25 minutes to get to the top but I was dripping with sweat after those steep inclines. It took me 1 hour to get down. I'm not a super fit athlete, but I'm probably above average fitness for these types of trails. The car park is not very far past the road that goes to the Cape Tribulation/kulki beach. There's a small sign marking the trail, but you probably can't see it well from the car.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was very difficult. We left too late in the day. Steep, scramble and cables near top. Dense throughout. The view past the first lookout tower is absolutely worth the extra effort and risk. Holy cow! An incredible experience. One of my all time favorites!

hiking
2 months ago

very flat and easy boardwalk, nice tour through the rainforest. we found the route a little confusing but it's only a couple of Kms in its entirety so no real risk of getting lost. we saw a cute turtle swimming around in the river!

hard, steep walk. great views at the top. definitely continue past the metal look out.

This was a great trail to do in Cape Tribulation. You’ll make it to the first lookout, which isn’t very impressive. However, if you hike past it about 10 more minutes you’ll get a much better view. There are pink ties that should lead you to the lookout point.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Hiked this in late August so really not any flowers in bloom. The hike is quite challenging however I’m not the worlds fittest human and still managed to make it up and down in 3 and a half hours. The view from the top is incredible, hiking through the rainforest is a plus but if you’re not up for a workout I’d skip this hike as you can get similar experiences on the area for less effort

This is a very neat songle-track trail with plenty of palms and roots criss-crossing the trail. The vegetation is unlike anything in the States! There's a bit of "scrambling" where you have to hold onto a rope to ascend a steep hill in the middle. There are also several crops of steep steps, so it's a tough workout on the way up, which took my wife and me ~2.5 hours (~1.75 hours down). We didn't continue past the viewing platform but these reviews make it look like we should have (the next Outlook sounds close and cooler)! I wanted to see some giant spiders (my wife didn't), but we didn't see any. The address sent us past the trailhead in Google Maps; a GPS stamp from my GoPro suggest GPS coordinates -16.078151,145.4670294 might be a better pin to map to. There's a small parking lot across Rykers Rd. from the marked trailhead, so look out for that.

I’ve done this hike twice now. Took me 2 hours on the way up with the most challenging part 300-ish metres from the top. If you continue past the viewing platform (although the mapped trail ends) walking a further 10 minutes will bring you to another look out on top of a rock, this look out is much, much more rewarding as you are sitting on the edge of the mountain!

We climbed this in August - so this is a review for the “dry season”. This was a fun track although we were worried after reading some of the comments on here and WikiCamps... Maybe some of the comments were an exaggeration or maybe just vague with detail. My boyfriend and I (28 &29) are relatively fit but not fanatical mountain climbers. We enjoy walking and often climb mountains (generally no higher than this). We got to the top of Mt. Sorrow in 1.5 hours. It was really cloudy at the top so we didn’t spend too much time there. We were down, back in our car all before the 3 hour mark. We took 2 litres of water and drank half. We took plenty of food and snacks but shared one banana between both of us... we didn’t feel the need to eat much although we were peckish after finishing. We wore basic trail ASIC shoes and found the track fine.... if it had been pouring rain it would have been quite muddy and the roots would become slippery but the roots and vines were actually a blessing in disguise in the dry! We saw no leeches.... although maybe different in the wet. Definitely a recommended hike in the dry! If you’re fit and keen to get to the top... you don’t need 6 hours! Enjoy :-).

Nice and fun walk but pretty tough! Took us 5 hours including 30 min. ar the lookout and a few drinking stops. As others before me mentioned, you can't walk around at the top as there is only a 4m2 platform. View was nice but not spectacular (was pretty cloudy)

hiking
4 months ago

Steep trail. Pretty hard. Not for everyone. Risk of falling. Be careful. Only one view at the top. You can get this view at another look out. Follow us on Instagram @thecriqs

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Outstanding hike with a beautiful view of rainforest and beach. Be aware that from Port Douglas, you will have to get into a ferry in order to get to the Tribulation Cape. The roads leading to the start point of the hike are narrow. Amazing view from Mount Sorrow.

Wonderful variations of terrain and views. An easy hike in a unique situation.

hiking
Mon Sep 10 2018

My husband and I hiked this trail in August and really enjoyed it. It's pretty steep most of the way up, but there were very few other people on the trail and it was a nice way to enjoy the rainforest away from the crowds. The views from the top are gorgeous, but there's only a platform to stand on with no real space for picnicking. My husband and I are regular hikers and were able to finish the trail in just over four hours. We were sore the next day, though! We also found a great spot for ice cream on our way back home from the hike. Daintree Ice Cream Company makes the ice cream from fruits from their orchard, which means you get some usual flavors (banana and coconut) as well as some more unique, such as soursop and wattle seed.

Hiked this trail December of 2017 on our honeymoon. We are two Canadians that thought it would be fun. We found this trail challenging but worth it. We only saw 2 other people the entire time . Near the start it is well marked but as the hike goes on it gets steeper and less obviously marked. You will follow pink ribbons on the trees, they’re pretty evenly spaced, so if you haven’t seen one for a while, you need to retrace your steps. Wear long pants because there is leaches. Also, there are lots of warning signs about cassowaries, we didn’t see any, but we could hear them.

Well marked trail to experience the rainforest. The trail is pretty vertical (lots of root steps) so some scrambling has to be done (one section has a hand rope). Definitely bring lots of water and snacks. The lookout is small and it can get pretty crowded. The views are ok. There are a lot of roots which are very slippery when wet.

hiking
Wed Jul 18 2018

The trail is amazing going through the rain forest. The view at the top is amazing. It’s not an easy trail but it’s definitely worth the effort.

hiking
Sun Apr 01 2018

The hardest trail I wish I hadn't done. The trail itself was kind of boring (no variety, just a continual upwards slog) and the view at the top was not nice enough to be worth it.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Load More