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

Not difficult but good fun

Great hike with rewarding views

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.

walking
2 days ago

Easy walk, nice to do at night to see the glow worms.

The Mount Edwards trail is a nicely formed track with a consistent gradient to get the heart pumping. While it is an easy walk for the most part, anyone walking with children might consider warning them about the cliff edges, as this trail is thankfully kept natural (limited artificial steps and no railings).

The trail is predominantly a short hike for those visiting Moogerah Dam, and in fact begins by first crossing the dam and then following the clearly marked stairs up onto the track. From there it's a single well-trodden dirt trail with some loose rocks to mindful of kicking down in the steeper sections. Largely covered by trees it is shady for the most part, although would be hot in summer. Add to your winter hiking list like most of the nearby peaks.

Highlights include a section of beautiful Grass Trees (aka Blaga / Xanthorrhoea / Black Boy) in the final section before the summit, which can take 100s of years to grow. The summit view is beautiful, looking across to Mount French in the distance (including the edge of the face we call "Frog Buttress" in our climbing community - a popular trad climbing spot). The cities of Fassifern and Aratula can be viewed below, and Ipswich is beyond the range after.

A worthwhile hike - don't dismiss it because of the short duration or lack of technicality. What it lacks in length or epicness it makes up for in consistent steepness/gradient, which we included in our hiking plan as part of training for the alps. Glad we did - a beautiful afternoon.

Excellent hike. Great water falls and clear ponds.

Great workout with fabulous views from the top. Have to agree this shouldn’t be rated as easy/for families (with children under about 8 yo), since involves quite a lot of steep rock scrambling and is quite slippery in places. Would grade as a Moderate short walk/climb.

Be prepared to walk up hill! It’s beautiful. Go to Bald rock and soak up the views while you refuel. It’s all downhill from there ;-)
We saw three Lyrebirds along the way!

5 days ago

good workout and enjoyed the changing landscape.

hiking
6 days ago

New track through the forest is much nicer than the previous fire trail route. A few step sections along the way but nothing technical or exposed, although some base level of fitness would be recommended ie. probably not advised for the old or infirmed.

The trail terminates at the Yellowpinch summit at a cliff edge with a dramatic outlook on Mt Barney. Small children should be supervised closely here as there is no safety fence. New info sign points out the peaks and main points of interest.

Great work QPWS, this walk is now very much improved.

Beautiful little walk with some challenging stairs and incline to get the heart rate up. Views of the headland are worth the walk up. Very popular any time of the day, suitable for all fitness levels and ages

great for families

Love it

medium hike.
path well marked by tire tracks and easy to follow.

We started our walk from a fenced access located on Wirrabara road heading the Marmaid Mt. Lookout. No signage, however G.Maps has it recorded for gen reference.
Follow the path heading north. The road will split, we followed the Rocky Mountain High path. You re now three hours away from the lookout.
enjoy the view.

a very easy walk. flat path.

A very easy walk. flat trail. wonderful views in parts and the occasional wallaby. Great for anyone is any fitness level

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike to really work out your thighs

Great walk, very challenging. Our group took 5 hours to complete the climb, awesome veiws of the area from the top worth the effort

Fantastic walk. Very challenging, but views the whole way up on a clear day. A must if you visit Cairns!

Make sure you read all of the info boards. There is s more detailed trail nap at the clearing and picnic area. Depending on which trail you take it can vary from easy to moderate . Take water and sticks .

hiking
13 days ago

I have a fear of heights so I found it a bit tough going to, but vide from the top is stunning. I would rate the walk on the ‘harder’ side of moderate - and watch out for snakes! Great trail though and there is a smoothie van at the start of the trail which is yummy!

hiking
15 days ago

Giving this place a 5 because it was so peaceful and serene. The hike wasn’t too hard, only a few steep hills to climb. Most of the track is also quite narrow too. Going in the afternoon also provided beautiful sunset views over the reservoir. nice after a half day at work 

Great and challenging walk but poorly signed throughout for knowledge on which way to turn when at crossroads. Highly recommend GPS for determining whereabouts / if you're still on the track as we took a road that looked well traversed but led off the track.

Very, very steep in places for a few hundred metres at a time.

If not poorly signed it would have earned 5 stars.

To be clear, there were no trail signs!

hiking
25 days ago

Decent 3-4 hour round trip walk with beautiful Secret Falls at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed the falls & swimming here & we had them all to ourselves. Saw a few people heading here on the way back, so the earlier the better. Better to do this one for warmer weather so you can cool off & have lunch at the falls. You may think you have gone too far & haven't reached the falls yet, but there is now a small sign on the left of the track once you hit them & you just work your way through about 5-10m of scrub to get to them.

Very nice winter time walk, was very fresh in the rainforest, but not too cold with long pants & a light jacket on. Definitely would get muggy & uncomfortable to do in the summertime I feel. Really pleasant views & lots of interesting different trees the whole way, but the views at the top were absolutely stunning. took about an hour up & an hour down for this part of the hike, however we went on further to Bare Rock another extra 45 mins up & back & it was so worth the extra km, the view got even better!

great walk, especially in the morning! maybe 30min each way if not in a hurry

cycled from Toombul shopping centre to Everton Park, beautiful ride, no cars to worry about!

Really really pretty, lovely palms and plant life and the waterfall is gorgeous. Great on a sunny day

I love this mountain, but I wouldn’t put it on the ‘easy’ scale, I’d say moderate :)

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