North Break to the Pinnacle is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length11.7 miElevation gain4,130 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingBird watchingRunningViewsOver grownNo dogs
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This trail takes you up North Break and along the ridge at Spur Break. When you come down Spur Break and onto Austinville Road there is a nice swimming hole on your right as you head up Austinville Road. You re-enter the National Park at the end of Austinville Road and climb up Fairview Mountain before following a lightly trafficked trail (marked intermittently with orange tape) to the top of the Pinnacle. The only view is from the top of the Pinnacle, but it's worth the climb. This is a long walk and takes you up various steep inclines. Hard hike, suitable if you are relatively fit.

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Joanne Rogers
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HikingRockyScramble

We chose this route to create the virtual Point to Pinnacle in Hobart. It was a similar distance, and total climb, although this was much steeper incline. Most of the trail was fire roads. There was a short distance of sealed road near the creek, and the final segment to the pinnacle was a fairly well worn foot pad. The vegetation varied with the elevation and it was great to see small grass trees in flower, groves of macrozamias, large gums and rainforest. The trails were very steep in places, and being well graded, were very slippery on the descents. The pinnacle itself was a scramble above our comfort zone, but still found some good views. It took us about 6.5 hours, with about one hour total rest.

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Alexander Lane
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A few hills. Take this route if you want to feel a burn in your legs.

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Paul Jason
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Hiking

We only did 5.4km of the track, it was dry and definitely a good uphill walk to start with.

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Alena Smith
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Tough but beautiful!

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Paul Jason
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Sianga Kuyan
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Lots of hills to push you to your limit

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Melissa Pols
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Kasper Jaeger
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Alright, so trail is 80% of fire road which to some people is perfect and in a way trail is not technical but it is very, very steep so be warned! Probably find if your a single track lover like myself you probably wouldn’t enjoy the first 3/4 of the network but........... once you get to the watering hole and beyond up the last fire road into the single track towards the pinnacle really, makes up all of that and was more to my liking. Single trail can be considered technical for some but really enjoyable for others and loved every minute! It’s somewhat overgrown but still noticeable so again that’s what earns this place it’s badge. Rad trail definitely would recommend bringing plenty of water and snacks as this can easy turn into a longer hike if you like exploring and admiring views! Probably would really recommend this trail if you’ve got a day spare or you’d like to train for serious events as you really do rake up in elevation gain.

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Stuart Rutherford
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RunningOver grownRocky

I absolutely hit my max effort today to get this trail done! I ran the ridges, the valleys and the descents. Up hills were a slow walk. Insanely steep both up and down the two peaks. The final 2km out to the pinnacle is the section that’s overgrown. This is also the only single trail section, with the rest of the course being fire trail and road (60KMPH). Some great people along this trail who were up for a good chat! Even a man and his dog having a beer.

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Sarah Jessie
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It was my first hike on the coast and it was great, loved being in the bush and getting to the top. it was really easy apart from the way back which is walking up a hill for an hour, it can be tiring but it's good. keen to go again.

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Jeremy Butcher
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Great walk, plenty of hills and lovely birds to be seen along the way. The trail to the Pinnacle (towards the end) is a lightly trafficked trail that winds through the undergrowth. It is a bit overgrown and there is a short spell of rock scrambling at the end, so if this is not your thing then you should turn around at Fairview Mountain. If you are up for a short walk, you can park on Austinville Road and just walk up Fairview Mountain and on to the Pinnacle.

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Jamal Gilchrist
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David McMaster
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