Castle Rock

 (Girraween National Park)

Panoramic views of Girraween including The Pyramids and Mt Norman.

Getting there

The track starts from the picnic ground on Pyramid Rd. Follow the directions on the Girraween National Park page.

Route/Trail notes

The track is well marked and passes through a variety of vegetation types. The final section is along exposed granite to the summit. From the summit you get a great view around Girraween's many peaks.

As with all of Girraween's granite it can become very slippery when wet and should not be attempted in damp conditions. The walk is also quite exposed so be prepared if you're wary of heights.

Other References

http://www.rymich.com/girraween/index.php?section=tracks⊂=castle&page=gi_castle

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/girraween/about.html#things_to_do

Comments

I've done this walk during Easter 2014. It was a lovely easy climb to the summit where we enjoyed our lunch with the panoramic view of Girraween.

Ahmondjai on 19 Apr, 2014

Great Walk! loved the views, wasn't hot at all thankfully

mkemp28 on 16 Feb, 2013

Easy to moderate section up to Castle Rock with a short scamble up and through a groove between two granite bolders for a fabulous view. No real flat spots on ridge. Backtracked then continued on to Mt Norman an additional 3.4km through easy bushland to the base of the climb. About 100m steep climb up the granite face with great views to a ridge with views off in another direction. Didn't finish the last section as it got too hard for me. Very open hot climbing the granite sticking to the white paint markers.

Rataholic on 15 Feb, 2012

Nice views, fun hike.

Major Icehole on 13 Nov, 2010

was hot, but beautiful. took my time with plenty of drink breaks. had plenty of wildlife at the camping area. was very pleasant to have Sunday morning breakfast with a mob of kangaroos grazing in front of me and the birds chirping in the trees.

Susan Edwards on Jan, 2010

Nice views, fun hike.

Major Icehole on 2010

We did this climb while camping nearby at Easter 2005. It was a good walk up the hill before the climb up to Castle Rock, which required steady feet. We also did The Sphinx and Turtle Rock as a circuit on the same day.

Troy Kasper on 25 Mar, 2005
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