Mt Barney is one of the most popular bushwalks in South-East Queensland. Mt Barney National Park contains this famous walk, but also has plenty of other opportunities for walking - both day trips and multi-day adventures.
Isolated Peak and Toms Tom
This walk is mostly off track and has some very exposed and challenging descents. The views are spectacular on clear days. A rope is almost obligatory (I didn't take one but I certainly would have used it to descend from Toms Tum if I had one). I would not recommend tackling this route in wet weather as there is a lot of rock scrambling and some sections of almost vertical rock climbing (descending). I had mobile phone reception on the top of Isolated Peak and Toms Tum.
A walk through bushland to beautiful deep rock pools and small waterfalls in the Mt Barney Area
Ascend by the northern ridge from the campsite then descend via the southwest ridge, then follow the 4WD road back to the Mt May reserve. You can also incorporate both the south and north summits on the same walks. Note: the northern ridge is recommended for ascent only due to loose rocks and scree.
Mt Maroon is provides some of the best views in South-East Queensland, with 360 degree views ranging from Lamington NP through Mt Barney, the length of Main Range and the Moogerah Peaks.
South East Ridge Ascent Peasants Ridge Descent
An ascent of Mt Barney via South East Ridge and Descent Via Peasants Ridge. This is the first hike I have done up Mt Barney, and found it to be very challenging but rewarding once we had completed it. The views are amazing and certainly worth the effort. We left Brisbane at 5:30am, and were at Yellow pinch carpark hiking by 7:30am reached east peak by 11am and were back in the carpark just after 2pm. The weather was overcast, and fairly dry. Loved it and will be back
The only reason I'd say this walk is is because there are some steep hills which are very tiring but most of the walk is along fire trails.
From the Yellowpinch carpark walk up the hill until you reach the swinging gate that leads to the start of the National Park. At the gate immediately turn right and begin heading up the hill. follow the trail all the way to the summit where you will find great views of Mount Barney. Recommend early morning walk and watch out for cliffs at the top of the summit. Children must be supervised at the summit.
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