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One word... challenging! My hubby & I did this one to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. I am so glad we didn't drag the kids on this one.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a challenging but manageable hike. It took us 4 hours including a few stops and lunch up at the top. You need to keep your eye on the track as it’s a rock scramble for a large section. Stunning views at the top. We did it as an out and back from the carpark not as a loop as the map suggests.

2 months ago

Great challenging hike.. well we made it a little more challenging by going off the trail by mistake and climbed the rock face to the top! There is a part where it does get confusing but just remember keep going right the 360 views is one of the best I have seen!

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months 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.

Hike through dry bushland can get hot in summer, take plenty of water. Track is pretty level most of the time but has the occasional long hill walk. Water holes at the end are great to cool off in, so take your smimmers!

Amazing Hike!! Easy walk to begin with and then a proper scramble at the top. Scrambling for a lot of the part is open faced so you will need to have a good head for heights. Descent is via Peasants which is easy the first bit involves sliding down rock slabs and then a straightforward descent. Take care not to get lost as most people do once they reach the rum jungle as from there , there are many routes to descent and quite confusing. The correct route down ascends for a bit and then descends.

camping
3 months ago

Once you get over the hill at the start it’s a pretty easy and nice hike to the campsite, small water crossing you might get your shoes wet but nothing crazy.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views for effort

camping
Monday, July 31, 2017

Book early in summer. Great swimming hole which you have scramble over the rocks to get to.
Walk is a bit exposed so in summer have water.

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