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

Castle Hill, Queensland Map
trail running
3 months ago

Getting to summit point via the goat track first thing in the morning to watch the sun come up is the best way to start your day. No matter what your level of fitness your thighs will be burning by the final few steps before you step out onto the road. I’ve run it with friends for fitness but it also makes a pleasant walk at a much slower pace with my six year old. If you’re going up after sunrise taking water is a must it’s gonna get warm.

10,000 steps and the views are worth it! There are two water fountains and restrooms at the top.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

This trail is very popular both for the locals and tourists alike. This trail is used predominantly for fitness and other associated outdoor activities. There are quite a few tracks to choose from depending on your levels of fitness and all offer some great views of Townsville CBD and surroundings, Cape Cleveland and Magnetic island. It is popular with tourists also as it offers great sunset photo opportunities. The most used (by me anyway) is the Goat track and the Dianela Trail ( currently closed ) to the summit trail. The Goat track is quite a difficult track as it is very steep and has lots of uneven steps to reach the carpark (well over 500) and a few more to the summit for good measure. If you are not that adventurous Castle Hill Summit can be accessed on foot, by bike or car via the road. It is quite steep but manageable. It is more even and no stairs. (Except to the summit walk)

5 months ago

Monday, August 22, 2016