Looking for a great trail near Mareeba, Queensland? AllTrails has 8 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 Mareeba ranging from 0.7 to 7 miles and from 1,282 to 2,004 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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no shade
9 days ago

A very nice walk which I would consider suitable for most people. The first 2km involves all of the climbing up to Turtle Rock and the remainder a beautiful walk heading down. Very nice views are found from various boulders just off the track on the way up. Will definitely do again as I feel it is a good walk for everyone of different fitness levels and a good starting point for people wanting to increase their fitness for future hikes like Lambs head just down the road. This hike is quite exposed so I'd recommend a wide brim hat.

Completed in 5hours. Spent about 1 hour exploring the lookouts at the top. Went up the ridge trail from the first car park and then back down the same instead of the loop just to make the trip shorter since had a little one with me. Little one got a tick, so will put deet on next time even though there were no mozzies. Also last time there were leeches but not this time. Amazing view over the Cairns and Tablelands region from the peak. Well worth the hike up!

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no shade
1 month ago

this is a hike through bushland, not rainforest, so you are more exposed to sun. start to lookout is quite steep, after that a nice bushwalk back to carpark. 1.5 hrs

this is definitely rated correctly as hard..just did it today, dropped mountain bikes at ridge trail head, then parked car at kahlpalim trail head and started there.did whole loop back. Rode bikes back to car otherwise you gotta walk an extra 2.5km along the Rd at the end. fantastic walk and views worth it. ridge trail is very steep in some sections..6 hrs all up with a few photo and drink stops..will definitely do again.

My favorite walk in FNQ thus far. The down walk along the ridge was disappointing as it was very slippery and the last 2km along the road back to the car park. Breathtaking views, and the ascent was such a joy of tracks past boulders, moss, fungi, ferns, orchids etc. That unmistakable smell of the purest air you will ever experience.

The view on top was absolutely amazing. So far my fav around the area. But the way down, from either way, was terrible, loose and steep. How much I love the view how much I hated the way down. We started a bit too late ended up walking in the dark for the last bit but luckily we finished the steep part right before the sun went completely down. Wasn't that bad watching sunset through the woods tho. Can't wait doing it again

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This was a really nice trail to walk. The first 2 kms were the steepest, but not hard. The climb up the boulders was fun, had to plan where hands and feet were going. The view was amazing. Hike down was mostly shaded. Gravel is a little slippery but manageable. Great trail will return.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Really beautiful hike, the view at the end is great and a great place to just sit for a while to take it all in - gorgeous. We did the full loop, was just over 14km all up. Took us just over 4 hours walking time. Would recommend hiking boots or trail runners, my usual runners were all over the place coming down the ridge trail and it was completely dry - September. Did this track just over 10 years ago with 3 others & we got super lost. The track is far better maintained and marked these days. Went off in the wrong direction twice due to misleading markers or lack of, could tell by the track that other hikers had made the same mistake, but this app quickly sorted us - Ah technology :) Don't forget to bring a towel for a well deserved dip at the end, so nice!!

on Turtle Rock Circuit

hiking
2 months ago

The steepness was hard for someone without a lot of experience... like me

hiking
3 months ago

Great track, well marked and not too busy. It took us just over four hours. Unfortunately we had zero visibility at the top and couldn’t see anything but the track itself was really beautiful and a great mix of scapes. There’s some great campsites at the bottom of the trail so when we do it again (hopefully with better visibility) we’ll probably give those a shot. We hiked in August (dry season) so can get away with just runners. Definitely looks like a track that will get pretty muddy and slippery in the wet though so if you are attempting during the rain I’d recommend proper hike shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

To put this review in context, we are 2 women in our mid 60s of moderate fitness and used to walking. We loved this trail. It took us about an hour to get up to the top of the rock, which is the highest point but only about one third of the distance. It took us another 1.75 hours to get back to the car, but this included about 20 minutes trying to find the best way to get across the river near the end of the walk. ( We lost the trail markers when we got to the boulders ). The way up was quite steep with a bit of scrambling but not too difficult if taken slowly. The track down was slippery in places owing to the loose surface underfoot and the sharpness of the slope but again not too hard. lo Ely views, pretty vegetation and overall a very pleasant walk.

hiking
4 months ago

We started from the metal gate, cause was closed at the time because of heavy rains and flooding, that tip the walk to just over 11km, good walk.

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scramble
4 months ago

Pretty easy trail except for small section uphill where you come to a point that requires a bit of boulder climbing/scrambling to get to the highest point of the trail. Only took 2 hours to complete instead of the recommended 3-4 on the Davies Creek info board.

Did the circuit - up Kahlpalin and down the ridge track. Took us 6.5hrs - which included a few short rest stops, a ~1.5 km detour and and a decent amount of time to enjoy the flora on the trail and spectacular views from two different view points. Sheer drop off from the main look out point which may not appeal to those afraid of heights - but the view is incredible. Some steep climbs over rocks and roots make it fun and we met someone with a double hip replacement coming down. I wouldn’t have been game but she seemed to be handling it by taking it very slow. No cassowaries but looks like wild pigs have been busy digging up sections of the ridge trail! Great view point to get perspective of the lay of the land over Cairns and the Tablelands.

Didn’t quite make it to the rock but next time. Had my 13 year old son with me and he was complaining that I was walking too slow. :) A bit hard to see the trail when you get to a grassy area not far from the rock but keep your eyes open on ribbons tied on trees.

Mine was rainy,wet,muddy and cloudy hike. But worth of 3 hours hike to the top with foggy,strong wind but still a stunning cloudy view. Will do it again on summer with clear view at the top. Using 2 wheels drive to the upper camping site surely a challenge but made it there and going back home safely.

beautiful variety in rainforest and bushland. the track is hard but the views are sensational

Steep climb up to the peak with several small level sections. Intersects with the Kalpalhim trail about 1km from peak. This route shows a few detours from the standard route to the rock and also leads to the Boulder Climb on the west. Fantastic views in some spots. Some severe dropoffs from viewpoints so take care. Watch out for the Black Snakes

So beautiful!!!! If you go when it is raining season, I hope you don’t mind leeches though hahahaha Quite muddy so take good shoes. It is a bit tricky so don’t get lost, follow the arrows. It was foggy when we went there so the top was pretty cold. We could hear Cassawaries but we couldn’t see them. My hubby is pretty fit but I’m not, so it took us long time to finish the whole track. We stopped for lunch and coffee (we brought ours of course) at the top of the mountain so they delayed us a bit. We ended up doing 7 hours in total.

Definitely a tricky track so you want to have some experience with hiking. I went alone and had no issues but you definitely need to bring water and snacks and if you’re prone to falling/accidents definitely bring a first aid kit! I went up the Kahpahlim track and came down the Ridges track - about 13km round trip - would definitely recommend doing it this way if you are wanting to do the circuit. The Kahpahlim track is quite muddy and wet as it’s under a rainforest canopy so very slippery! Great views at the top!

awesome, loved it.

Make sure the turn off to Lambs Head (you will see the trail split towards the very end - one will veer right to go up a Boulder and you will see ropes to actually climb up, the other will veer left around the Boulder to Kaplahaim Rock). Watch out for leeches in the last mile or so

A hard walk if you are not fit. Unfortunately the day I went the only scenery was fog and more fog. it is hard to pick a good day from what I understand from other hikers. The luck of the draw.

hiking
2 months ago

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