Bally Mountain Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Springbrook National Park

Bally Mountain Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austinville, Queensland, Australia that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

Length3.6 miElevation gain1492 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingWalkingForestViewsRockyPrivate propertyNo dogs
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NOTE: This trail passes near private property. Please stay on the trail.

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Seyed Jalilian
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Hiking

a great hick and unique sceneries few rocks needs skills to climb up or come down not recommended in rainy days.

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Scott Curr
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Hiking

Probably silly to do it such a hot day, but worth it for some of the best views in the hinterland. Went anti- clockwise and saw a council “track closed” sign as i came out - not sure why?

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Krista Hall
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Hiking

Beautiful rainforest hike. It wasn’t the safest hike especially near the top in the rain or recently rained. It was quite wet. It also wasn’t marked very easy to see the track in some parts, the overgrowth made it tough to find the trail at times. Really beautiful views at the top.

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Mihaela Bizjak
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Hiking

loved it

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Mike Rasmussen
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Found my way without map, took the wrong track and lost about 25 mins but corrected and found the track some steep scrambles and narrow tracks on ridges with cliffs you need to stay awake and be careful. Views of Gold Coast, Mount Warning and Cougals/Boyd’s. Place to park at end of Bonogin Road. I went anticlockwise. https://youtu.be/A85VUB8ta7w

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Courtenay Cooper
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Master T
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HikingGreat!

Surprisingly the views were much better than expected, unfortunately someone told me the trail was open and upon arriving going clockwise there were signs saying trail is closed, also another sign on the other end of the loop. So after having to drive there I enter anyways and the trail was very easy to follow just keep an follow the footpad if unsure look for signs to guide you. Some sections are steep and a little bit of scrambling nothing too challenging and no real exposed area relative safe and easy.

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Galina Kofod
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we enjoyed this truck very much even we did it in clock wise direction. We didn't have any problems to find the way, you have to climb following the steps, very simple. Cliffs on the way to top were reasonably difficult and dangerous, so we were glad that the way down was much easier.

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Connie Hayes
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While we didn’t complete the loop, we went in the anti-clockwise direction. Very steep and muddy in parts due to a bit of recent rainfall which made the rocks at the top a bit slippery so didn’t attempt. Will definitely be back though, in dryer conditions, to make it to the top.

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Paul Jason
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Steep going up in the anticlockwise direction and we found it quite challenging coming down after the peak. We did the full loop in dry conditions, i definitely wouldn't recommend if wet. We enjoyed the challenge.

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Amanda Blanks
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Very good

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Maddy Ring
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Strongly suggested to do this in an anticlockwise direction as the track can get very confusing and I can see why people may feel lost if they did it clockwise. After the car park, you cross over the gate and up the dirt track. Stay on the track until you reach the Little Rock pool. There’s a trail that leads off to the left.. with a sign that says “track closed” this sign is currently fallen over so keep an eye out for it. take this trail. For beginner hikers I recommend once you get to the summit to turn back and follow back the way you came from. If you decide to do the whole loop, just be very careful as you cross over the summit with some climbing, very narrow paths and complete cliff drop offs. The path may look confusing as it gets quite hidden in some parts. There’s also a very steep and dusty section where there’s a lot of sliding involved. You will eventually reach a private property sign - my suggestion is to either go through it if you feel safe enough to do so or go around it (you will be off the track but if you stay near the barbed wire you’ll be fine) eventually you’ll reach another private property sign really warning you to exit off now . However the path will connect up again and you’ll be able to follow the trail all the way down without being on the private property. Highly recommended, incredible views, be sensible as it’s very close to cliff face in some parts of the trail and some climbing, sliding and straggling involved.

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Simon Zhang
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The loop is not a loop, if you do it anticlockwise, and seeing a blackline block the road, just go back, otherwise, you are on a private property. We have been warned for this. I think the best way to do it just climb to the ridge and then back with same way. The view is good on the top, and you can always hear the birds singing.

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Nic Droste
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This trail is currently closed. Sections of the loop crosses over private property. Do not do this trail.

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Mitchell Foye
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Surprising little mountain with some scrambling and exposed sections on the clock-wise ascent. Have a good look at track notes before going. On the fire- trail . A sudden track off to the left will get you going in the correct direction. 5min later Take the muddy car track to the left up small Bally mt. Nearing its peak is the ‘haunted shack’. Crossing the saddle towards Bally mountain ridge. A few exposed areas but not too bad. Avoid rainy weather though because isn’t much to grab onto nearing the top. Great views. Clockwise descent much easier. Good solid track, read your notes and you probably won’t have any navigation hassles. I didn’t

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Shannon Selman
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Joshua Radford
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HikingGreat!Over grownRocky

The view from the top is arguably the best of the Gold Coast skyline. Beware of the crazy man by the car park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck9WSCIxtiA

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