Looking for a great trail in Mount Barney National Park, Queensland? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, walking trails, views 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Mount Barney National Park ranging from 7.2 to 14.7 miles and from 721 to 4,376 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
scramble
5 days ago

well worth the climb to the peak ⛰

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rocky
scramble
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome views at top. Nice easy trail. Very popular!!!

hiking
scramble
9 days ago

Stunning views everywhere, well used trail and took about 4 hours there and back including rests.

A good slog. Leave early and be prepared.

Breathtakingly beautiful track and views, but not for the faint of heart. Be at the start of the track by 6:30 so there’s still light in case you get off track. Bring heaps of water, a fully charged phone, warm jumper and inform others of your trip.

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off trail
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

A truly magnificent mountain. Beautiful views the whole way. Great climb. Took 3 hrs 20 mins up and down. Can't wait to go back

hiking
rocky
scramble
24 days ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

We conquered Mt Maroon rock scramble/ climb. Elevation 966mts. 6km return. Mainly rock scrambling/ climbing to the summit. I'd class it grade 5: hard. As there is no clear hiking track. We just followed the yellow triangle markers and previous hiker foot prints. There were few signs, letter markings and worn out orange paint to help navigate the route. We followed the open hill track just past the dam and through a gate. Then up a clear dirt track that leads up a steep hill. The track leads to a steep rocky hill climb and then a steep boulder scramble. This took us about an hour to reach the plateau where we veered right to start the steep descent into the gully. This offered some spectacular views of the cliffs and surroundings. We came to the bottom of the gorge where we saw a danger sign indicating the no stopping/ lingering zone. We then turned towards the left and started the steep rock climb up the gully. From here it took us about 20 mins to reach the saddle or camping zone. We turned right and followed the track leading through a small area of vegetation before emerging at the base of the main, bald peak. With some more rock scrambling/climbing up the bald peak. We navigated it by the worn orange paint markings and yellow arrows on rocks. We made our way up to the peak to the large cairn at the top and enjoy the 360 degree views. Taking approx 2.5 hours. What an amazing place at the top. We were the only ones up there and enjoyed a yummy packed lunch. It took approximately 2hrs back down. Navigating by white spray paint markings, yellow triangle markings on rocks and previous memory of the journey.

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off trail
rocky
30 days ago

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike. Felt like dieing at some parts (particularly the scrambles) but real fun. We wore runners which was a bad idea you should really have the ankle support of hiking boots . Pace yourself because it is strenuous but it’s fun if you stop at all the big lookout rocks along the way. Don’t start climbing after 2pm, you’ll be climbing down in the dark. Winter/spring is best time because otherwise it would get way too hot. View is amazing at the top but gets cold fast if it’s cloudy- bring a jumper if you want to stay up there for lunch. Don’t do when wet you’ll break ur ankle. Bring 2L of water. 2.5 hours hike up (with stopping a lot), 1 hr and a bit down. Don’t wear white. Bring bandaids and Hiking gloves if you have them.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Wow. The trail starts steep and gets steeper, becoming a real scramble. At the top, we lost the trail and climbed over bare rocks to a couple of lookout points. The views were drop-dead gorgeous and I would love to do it again.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

This thing is sensational ⛰

hiking
1 month ago

Some sections require a lot of looking around, make sure you have the map downloaded.

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great day out. Definitely challenging in places and better for experienced or at least confident hikers although there were quite a few very unprepared people on the track. ( a young woman in sneakers with a handbag and about a cup of water!) Great views on a clear day. Some parts of the track are not easy to follow but you can’t get lost. Be prepared for cold at the summit.

hiking
2 months ago

The walk is nice, it's a shame it is mostly on management/fire trails (So happy I have a 4wd saving me from that part). The upper portals are awesome especially down by the waterfall, i can't pick a favourite between upper and lower. Great big pools with deep water, cool rock formations, fun exploring and swimming. I hiked back on the 'bypass track ( if that is correct?) which was a good addition with awesome views of the barney peaks at the top. lost the track for a bit and went all over the place before finding my way back. my bad.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

on Mount Maroon

hiking
2 months ago

Oh my gosh! We were not prepared. Did not do much research. So please do research before hiking any mountain! This was the first mountain we climbed. We ran out of water half way up.. Had no rock-climbing experience - this is a must! There's a lot of rock-climbing and the gorge was just nuts. But overall it was an amazing trek, and the view was spectacular. Lost the trail a few times, but eventually found our way. We went on a Sunday after it poured on Saturday, and it was dry as in the morning, so not muddy or an issue. Took us 3 hours to get to the top and 2 hours to come down. Sore for a week. We should have probably picked an easier mountain for our first one, but it still hasn't deterred us from starting this hobby. It was challenging to say the least, but such an achievement in the end.

2 months ago

Drive in ,good flat dirt road. Enjoyed this walk easy,but a couple of hills, well defined trail.take a hat and water, .Open country at beginning with great views of Mt Lindsay and Mt Barney. Then gradually changes into rainforest as you follow Creek, Mainly firebreak road till you come to post ,on left that signs trail to last 200 metres, minor rock hopping to falls . Beautiful spot.

Great hike, dry and hot even in May so take plenty of water. When you get to the water you can no longer get through the little rocky cave to go to the waterfall so you have to scramble up and over the hill on the right, takes about 30-40 minutes. Then come back the same way or swim back. Really lovely walk.

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