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#16 of 637 national parks in Australia

Best trails in Main Range National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Main Range National Park, Queensland? AllTrails has 23 great hiking trails, views 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. Ready for some activity? There are 11 moderate trails in Main Range National Park ranging from 2.3 to 12.7 miles and from 2,070 to 3,884 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Main Range National Park is located in the Southern Downs Region of Queensland. It is covered in Gondwana rainforests and is as such part of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Since it is home to many different bird species including threatened ones, it is also part of the Scenic Rim Important Bird Area. It is thus a great place to hike and watch wildlife.

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Map of trails in Main Range National Park
Park information
Acreage:
45,467 acres
Contact
13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Top trails (23)
#1 - Bare Rock and Mount Cordeaux Track
Main Range National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
#2 - Mount Mitchell
Main Range National Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
This is a great hike easy enough for the whole family. There are some rocky exposed sections near the top, but otherwise it's a pleasant hike. The views from the top are incredible!Show more
#3 - Lizard Point via Mount Roberts
Main Range National Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
#4 - Mount Superbus Trail
Main Range National Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
The first part of this hike is a difficult ascent to the top of the ridge line. From there head SSW along the ridge line (trail is marked very infrequently with bright orange plastic ribbon). Once the ridge line starts to descend, you will start seeing debris from the reckage culminating in well preserved, intact fuselage of the Arvo Lincoln Bomber A73-64 This is the more difficult route to this site. Less experiences hikers will want to choose the Emu Creek Trailhead instead. Check the weather before you go by calling 0402002337 or 0746648053. The weather here changes rapidly and it is dangerous to go without being informed of the weather. Show more
#5 - Rainforest Circuit
Main Range National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 35 m
This trail provides views from Mt. Courdeaux to the surrounding area. The track is easy to follow and well worn. From this trailhead there are several options to extend your hike, however, the surrounding trails aren't as well maintained as this path. Show more
#6 - Spicer's Gap and Mount Mathieson
Main Range National Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
The walk features a variety of vegetation, woodland, rainforest, grass trees and meadow.  The track from Mt Matheson back to Spicer's Gap Road features a memorable razor ridge, that requires a cautious approach as well as a bit of a scramble. The Heritage Trail along Spicer's Gap Road to Governor's Chair remembers the hard yakka of the 19th century involved in getting around. The view from Governor's Chair towards Ipswich and Brisbane is worth the visit.Show more
#7 - The Steamers Lookout
Main Range National Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
#8 - Spicers Peak Track
Main Range National Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 55 m
Although the total elevation gain isn't huge, you'll be making the climb over a short distance of a little over a mile, making this short trek a challenge.Show more
#9 - Queen Mary Falls
Main Range National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 40 m
#10 - Mount Castle, Laidley Creek Falls, Goombura Section
Main Range National Park
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 36 m
Note: It is easier to come from the Maryvale, Gumburra side through Aratula. The walk starts yo the road from Goombura. Then hike up Mt Castle, past Hole in the Wall, Laidley Creek Falls, Laidley Creek Falls campsite, and Sylvester's Lookout in the Goomburra section of the Main Range National Park.Show more
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