Turtle Rock Circuit

HARD 7 reviews

Turtle Rock Circuit is a 6.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mareeba, Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 303 m Route Type: Loop

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

A very enjoyable hike through varied vegetation leading to a rock feature known as Turtle Rock. The trailhead is located between campsites 3 & 4 and begins over flat ground before a steady and reasonable climb to the rock. One section does require a one move scramble up rock but is certainly not a vertical rock climb - just a scramble move - resulting in difficult rating. Eastward path down is shaded by sheoaks & a creek crossing before joining the road makes for a wonderful place to cool off towards the end of the hike.

hiking
9 days ago

The steepness was hard for someone without a lot of experience... like me

hiking
1 month ago

To put this review in context, we are 2 women in our mid 60s of moderate fitness and used to walking. We loved this trail. It took us about an hour to get up to the top of the rock, which is the highest point but only about one third of the distance. It took us another 1.75 hours to get back to the car, but this included about 20 minutes trying to find the best way to get across the river near the end of the walk. ( We lost the trail markers when we got to the boulders ). The way up was quite steep with a bit of scrambling but not too difficult if taken slowly. The track down was slippery in places owing to the loose surface underfoot and the sharpness of the slope but again not too hard. lo Ely views, pretty vegetation and overall a very pleasant walk.

hiking
1 month ago

We started from the metal gate, cause was closed at the time because of heavy rains and flooding, that tip the walk to just over 11km, good walk.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Pretty easy trail except for small section uphill where you come to a point that requires a bit of boulder climbing/scrambling to get to the highest point of the trail. Only took 2 hours to complete instead of the recommended 3-4 on the Davies Creek info board.

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Friday, June 02, 2017

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