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Mount Maroon is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maroon, 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.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 2,142 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Views

Rocky

Scramble

No dogs

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This is an incredible hike for the whole family, but don't underestimate it! With some moderate scrambling near the top, this trail makes you work for the views. There is almost no shade throughout, so make sure to bring a hat and sunscreen! There is a part of the trail where some people make a wrong turn. About 2/3 up the trail, it gets slightly confusing because you reach what appears to be a fork, where people have started walking up to the left off the track. When you get to this point, you'll see a yellow arrow, and then you'll see the trail go downhill quite steeply for about 50 meters and wrap around a rock face edge. You need to go downhill at this juncture.

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Reviews (157)
Photos (71)
Recordings (103)
Completed (223)
McKenzie Sirmon
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HikingOff trailOver grownPrivate propertyRockyScramble

Such a fun climb. One of my favourites I’ve done in Qld. Pretty challenging but very rewarding. I did want to mention something that I found a bit confusing, and that might cause problems for the average hiker - this app says the trail is about 2.5 hrs return. If you don’t take any breaks and don’t spend time at the summit, maybe this is possible, but definitely not enjoyable. The signs at the start of the trail advise to allow 6 hours total, and not to attempt to start the trail after 10am. We did it in 4 hours with a lunch break at the top, plus additional exploring. My point is that unless you are familiar with the trail and quite experienced, don’t show up here expecting a 2.5 hour summit hike. However I would highly recommend if you are prepared and have the time!

Daniel Crossley
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Hiking
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Shaun Cash
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Great challenging track. Little overgrown in places, but there are some markers which help. View from the summit is breathtaking! Highly recommend!

Shaun Cash
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble
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David H
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Off trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

Enjoyable climb, rewarding the whole way up

Duane Johnston
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Top views from the peak, the rock scramble is a little tricky to stay on track but with the map on here I was never worried I was going the wrong way.

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Eta Pickering
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This was a difficult walk for me...steep climb and sections where you have to scramble up big rocks. However the views at the stop were stunning. It wasn’t too hot too for me which is a bonus. Dusty and dry walking down with a few areas that are slippery. It isn’t well marked and we used this app to find our way up and ensure we were going back down the right way.

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Jamie Faulkner
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Path can get a little tricky to follow once you reach the more rocky sections. If you look out for the white and red tape tails in trees the Rangers have placed you should be able to work out where to go. Basically follow the spine up until you see a clearly defined track coming off to the right. A GPS/watch/phone with the gpx file loaded comes in handy to let you know you're on the right path. Further up you will come across reflective triangles on rocks to guide you to the summit. Some sections can be a bit challenging and the grade gets the heart going so a level of physical fitness will come in handy for this hike.

India Latemore
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Nature tripsRockyScramble

Loads of scrambling and climbing which was so much fun! Well worth the climb when you reach the top and see the 360 view!

Laura Braulins
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HikingRockyScramble

Awesome trail - short in distance yet hefty in rock climbing and scrambling almost the entire way to the summit. Limited markers throughout so you may want to use a Wikiloc to stay on track, but not super necessary. Epic views up top!

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