Mount Sorrow Ridge Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length4.1 miElevation gain2,312 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingBeachForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyOver grownRockyNo dogs
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Kelly Van tol
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HikingGreat!

I didn’t finish the hike since I hit a spider web about every meter and almost walked into several larger spiders. Might not be a problem but I have no idea which are dangerous and which not so I couldn’t enjoy the hike like this. It seemed like a cool track though!

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Fiona Wei
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Hiking

Steep walk , allow 3-4 hr

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Carla Paszkowski
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Hiking

This is a tough walk! I wouldn’t recommend doing it in the rain. But it’s legit the only decent hike in the Daintree (this is on purpose due to the heritage listing status). This track is 3.5km of entirely steep uphill, it’s a bit brutal. One section even has a rope to assist you because it’s around 60 degree incline (aka, climbing!). And because the top kilometre is up in the clouds, it gets incredibly foggy, wet, slippery (tree roots get so slippy !) and there are many leeches. But once you get to the top, it’s amazing. Definitely go around the metal viewing platform (which is very unremarkable by the way) and walk a further 300m to get to the giant rock at the end. It’s unmarked and a little scrambly but worth it for this rock. Here you can perch and have a picnic with an outlook of the coast. The views are out of this world!

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Jamie Harris
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Hiking

Every bit as strenuous as it's described. I carried a pack with lunch for two along with 3.5 liters of water. Took 1hr50mintues to get to the top another 5 minutes to hike past the official summit and onto the better (unoffical) viewpoint. Took approximately 1.30 to get down. It is a hard climb. Carry plenty of water. You'll most likely sweat out what you're carrying. Started at 11am and finished around 330. That includes having lunch at the top and short breaks on the way up. It had recently rainned and some parts were muddy. Had to remove a lot of leeches once I got to the top.

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Maria Kaczmarek
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Hiking

Basically a stair master workout, my legs were burning both going up and down. Not for beginners. Do not recommend in the summer heat.

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Very steep but beautiful

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Valerie Jacquard
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Hiking

Very good trail and quite intense. It took us 3h30 return. The lookout is only a metallic plateforme where the view is partially blocked. Do not except to have a nice lunch break there. But you need to continue on the right of the plateforme for 10min to reach a rock where the view is marvellous. But be very careful on the path.

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Warren Robb
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Scramble

nice hard trail...took 1 hr 40 min each way..great view at top..707m elevation.

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Tahni Rush
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Hiking

Well marked path. Left at 9am , reached the platform by 11. Definitely a tough climb especially the first 15 minutes and the last kilometre all up hill. Good fitness needed. Recommend taking bushmans spray to keep the leeches off, they were ferocious. Also a jumper to keep you warm at the top if you wanna go out to the viewing rock (200 meters) past the steel platform. Amazing views. Only took an 1.5 hours to walk back down.

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Craig Pepper
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Hiking

Fairly tough track, slippery after rain, but well worth the effort. A great alternative to the sanitised tourist experiences you'll find elsewhere in the Daintree

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Landry Legrand
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WalkingBugsFloodedMuddyOver grown

Réalisé en janvier. Sentier assez difficile et peu entretenu ne pas oublier pentalon pour les sangsues sur le haut ! Et un imperméable car en janvier ça tombe fort ! Sinon superbe environnement tropical

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Seb Schn
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MuddyRocky

My girlfriend and I (both 30) did this trail today. It is an amazing hike through the rain forest! But I have no idea how some people got to the top under 2 hours! the whole trip took us 5hrs. It is a bit muddy and slippery so proper shoes are recommended. You also might want to bring gloves, as there is a rope to climb (you don't have to use the rope, it just makes it easier).

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Brian Laprairie
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Hiking

Beautiful view at the top. A lot of roots make for a challenging hike up and down towards the peak.

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Koen Nimmegeers
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Hiking

Platform at the top is not the best view, go over that platform and hike for about 10minutes and that view is much better!! But that said its a good hike for the 705m, did a couple of times but the best time was In 2h09minutes to the platform (without resting at the top)

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Reuben N
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Hiking

Fantastic view from the top! (Make sure you keep walking past the platform like others have said.) It was more difficult than I thought. It took me about 1 hour 25 minutes to get to the top but I was dripping with sweat after those steep inclines. It took me 1 hour to get down. I'm not a super fit athlete, but I'm probably above average fitness for these types of trails. The car park is not very far past the road that goes to the Cape Tribulation/kulki beach. There's a small sign marking the trail, but you probably can't see it well from the car.

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Stu Lehr
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Hiking

This trail was very difficult. We left too late in the day. Steep, scramble and cables near top. Dense throughout. The view past the first lookout tower is absolutely worth the extra effort and risk. Holy cow! An incredible experience. One of my all time favorites!

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Simon White
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Hiking

hard, steep walk. great views at the top. definitely continue past the metal look out.

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Daniel Tran
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Hiking

This was a great trail to do in Cape Tribulation. You’ll make it to the first lookout, which isn’t very impressive. However, if you hike past it about 10 more minutes you’ll get a much better view. There are pink ties that should lead you to the lookout point.

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Ernest Lomas
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Nate Tenborg
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Hiking

Hiked this in late August so really not any flowers in bloom. The hike is quite challenging however I’m not the worlds fittest human and still managed to make it up and down in 3 and a half hours. The view from the top is incredible, hiking through the rainforest is a plus but if you’re not up for a workout I’d skip this hike as you can get similar experiences on the area for less effort

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Eric Copenhaver
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Hiking

This is a very neat songle-track trail with plenty of palms and roots criss-crossing the trail. The vegetation is unlike anything in the States! There's a bit of "scrambling" where you have to hold onto a rope to ascend a steep hill in the middle. There are also several crops of steep steps, so it's a tough workout on the way up, which took my wife and me ~2.5 hours (~1.75 hours down). We didn't continue past the viewing platform but these reviews make it look like we should have (the next Outlook sounds close and cooler)! I wanted to see some giant spiders (my wife didn't), but we didn't see any. The address sent us past the trailhead in Google Maps; a GPS stamp from my GoPro suggest GPS coordinates -16.078151,145.4670294 might be a better pin to map to. There's a small parking lot across Rykers Rd. from the marked trailhead, so look out for that.

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Claire Le Breton
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Hiking

I’ve done this hike twice now. Took me 2 hours on the way up with the most challenging part 300-ish metres from the top. If you continue past the viewing platform (although the mapped trail ends) walking a further 10 minutes will bring you to another look out on top of a rock, this look out is much, much more rewarding as you are sitting on the edge of the mountain!

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Kate Stephens
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Hiking

We climbed this in August - so this is a review for the “dry season”. This was a fun track although we were worried after reading some of the comments on here and WikiCamps... Maybe some of the comments were an exaggeration or maybe just vague with detail. My boyfriend and I (28 &29) are relatively fit but not fanatical mountain climbers. We enjoy walking and often climb mountains (generally no higher than this). We got to the top of Mt. Sorrow in 1.5 hours. It was really cloudy at the top so we didn’t spend too much time there. We were down, back in our car all before the 3 hour mark. We took 2 litres of water and drank half. We took plenty of food and snacks but shared one banana between both of us... we didn’t feel the need to eat much although we were peckish after finishing. We wore basic trail ASIC shoes and found the track fine.... if it had been pouring rain it would have been quite muddy and the roots would become slippery but the roots and vines were actually a blessing in disguise in the dry! We saw no leeches.... although maybe different in the wet. Definitely a recommended hike in the dry! If you’re fit and keen to get to the top... you don’t need 6 hours! Enjoy :-).

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Sandra Vaessen
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Hiking

Nice and fun walk but pretty tough! Took us 5 hours including 30 min. ar the lookout and a few drinking stops. As others before me mentioned, you can't walk around at the top as there is only a 4m2 platform. View was nice but not spectacular (was pretty cloudy)

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Criqy User
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Hiking

Steep trail. Pretty hard. Not for everyone. Risk of falling. Be careful. Only one view at the top. You can get this view at another look out. Follow us on Instagram @thecriqs

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