#2 of 640 national parks in Australia

Best trails in Springbrook National Park, Australia

1,665 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Springbrook National Park, Queensland? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest 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 12 moderate trails in Springbrook National Park ranging from 2.3 to 10 miles and from 295 to 3,533 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Springbrook National Park is located on the McPherson Range, in the Gold Coast (Kurrungul) hinterland of Queensland. The park is a wedge of remnant Gondwana rainforest in Australia, which has this park listed and UNESCO protected as a Gondwana Rainforest of Australia World Heritage area. Its volcanic history has formed unique geological sites and features rich biodiverse subtropical and cool temperate rainforest with rare native fauna and flora endemic to the region, including threatened species. The park is on the land of the Yugambeh people, who lived in the Mount Cougal and Springbrook Valley regions for thousands of years and used Mount Cougal as a meeting place between tribes.

Show more
Map of trails in Springbrook National Park, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
15,212 acres
Contact
13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Top trails (28)
#1 - Warrie Circuit
Springbrook National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(340)
Length: 10 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
This is a beautiful route passing multiple waterfalls. It is mostly shaded and can be done in either direction. It can be muddy and rocky in some sections so exercise caution especially with young ones. Some folks choose to go swimming in the creeks and ponds along the route.Show more
#2 - Twin Falls Circuit
Springbrook National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(201)
Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a great family friendly hike that can be done in around an hour and a half. Awesome, easygoing trail through some truly beautiful and amazing rainforest. Massive rocks and boulders, waterfalls galore, birdlife & incredible views to Surfers Paradise in the distance. This route can be done in either direction, but most people choose to go anti-clockwise.Show more
#3 - Purling Brook Falls
Springbrook National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(276)
Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
This is a short picturesque walk good for the whole family. There are great valley views and stunning waterfalls. You can hike it either direction, but most choose to go clockwise. The first half of the walk is heading down into the valley to the base of the waterfall, with lots of views. The base of the falls makes a great lunch or snack spot (please take your rubbish out with you). Over the suspension bridge and back up the other side of the falls. This gets the heart rate up a bit but fine for people of average fitness or better. Not as many view points on the way out but very pretty rainforest and lovely rock features. Beware this trail can get quite busy on a nice weekend day.Show more
#4 - Pages Pinnacle
Springbrook National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(143)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 9 m
#5 - Natural Bridge
Springbrook National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(117)
Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
This is a very popular short easy route to the famous Natural Bridge. This trail also reaches the caves lit up by glow worms, mostly from December - March. The waterfalls are incredible. There is no swimming allowed on this route.Show more
#6 - Mount Cougal
Springbrook National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(58)
Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Within the Springbrook National Park, Mount Cougal was the home of the Yugambeh people for thousands of years and the mountain's twin peaks have a significant place in their stories. This bushwalk commencing along the border of New South Wales and Queensland features unique geological landforms, and biodiverse subtropical to cool temperate rainforests with rare fauna endemic to the region, including the land mullet (Bellatorias major), the world’s largest skink. The trail ascends to both the east and western peaks of Mount Cougal that share panoramic vistas across the Currumbin Valley to Surfers Paradise and inland toward Mt Warning. Finding the track can be difficult and the first section is particularly steep and overgrown. Once you enter the rainforest, follow the QLD/NSW border fence line to the base of Mount Cougal where the scramble up the cliff begins following a trail. Once at the eastern peak, you can continue on the track by steeply descending to a saddle along a narrow ridge which then follows another scramble up a cliff to the summit of Mount Cougal West. Note: It is easy to lose the track as there are several tracks that are red herrings. Advice is to keep to the base of the cliff and turn upward when a reasonably formed track appears. Much care to be taken and not advisable in the wet. There is private property both sides, so be sure to stick to the border fence line. Follow pink or white markers when you hit the rocky section near the top as the fence disappears. Be sure to wear long sleeves and pants, or gaiters, and sturdy footwear. Show more
#7 - Canyon Lookout, Blackfellows Falls, and Poondahra Falls via Twin Falls Circuit
Springbrook National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(32)
Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#8 - Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls
Springbrook National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(41)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 37 m
#9 - The Cream Track
Springbrook National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(36)
Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
NOTE: You will need a permit to hike this trail. Please visit for more information: http://www.thecreamtrack.com.au/ Show more
#10 - Springbrook Pinnacle Loop
Springbrook National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(22)
Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
This is an adventurous walk through beautiful lush forest. When you get off the Warrie Circuit, the track is fairly overgrown in places but it is still pretty easy to walk through. Climbing the rocky Pinnacle outcrop is fun and has some steep sections to get your heart pumping and you'll be rewarded with some great views. Be prepared for some occasional scrambles!Show more
Showing results 1 - 10 of 28