Bald Rock Summit Walking Track

Bald Rock National Park

Bald Rock is the largest granite monolith in Australia, situated near the Queensland - New South Wales Border just north of Tenterfield. The relatively short walk provides great views of surrounding Bald Rock National Park and neighbouring Girraween National Park.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
1280m
Total Climb
185m

Getting there:

From Tenterfield take the Mount Lindesay Road north and then turn left into Bald Rock Access Road and follow this for 5km to the car park.

Maps:

Bald Rock Summit Walking Track

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, take the walk to Bald Rock. After a couple hundred meters you come to a 'Y', take the right (straight); this way is the hardest way up. Keep following the track until you come out of the bush and meet the bottom of Bald Rock.

From here, there are white discs marking the direction upwards. As usual follow the standard white markings up.

Take your own water supply, as none is available on the trail.

Permits/Costs:

Park entry fee applies (2017 = $8 per vehicle/day) There is a self registration area for parking and camping. The camp grounds are just behind the car park.

Other References/Comments:

Base yourself at Bald Rock Camp Grounds and take advantage of a spectacular sunrise or sunset from the top.

 

 

Comments

It is twelve years since I was here last and now it was time to camp at the base and take my grandchildren to the top to witness a fantastic sunset.

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 25 Oct, 2017

this rock is pretty bald

Ignacio Rico on 1 Oct, 2016

An easy walk up the face of Bald rock. It is a bit steep and can get a bit daunting for young kids and those scared of heights. There is an alternative slightly longer track if you dont feel comfortable walking straight up the face of the rock. Wonderful view from the top but what i love most about bald rock is its uniqueness.

Annalise Burton on 16 Jul, 2016

Omg not for unfit people. I struggled the climb up Bald Rock 1km on an 8 degree angle but the view was magnificent. The walk down around the rocks was also cool and so many boulders to climb into the walk was worth it.

Yvette on 9 Dec, 2015

Freezing overnight but spectacular during the day

AGerussi on 11 Sep, 2015

Great views and such a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down. Took the easy way up and the quick way down for a round trip.

Nyssaflutterby on 8 Jun, 2013

I've climbed Bald Rock twice now, but on this occasion, I went up the Easier Route ( which is basically walking up a well maintained path along the side on the Rock), and then came down the Cliff Face. Along the easier path, there are incredible rock formations which you actually walk through. HUGE granite boulders, giving many great photo opportunities. When you approach the top of Bald Rock, it can give those with height fears some nervous moments, which I witnessed a couple who actually turned back, going no further. There is a series of white lines painted onto the top of the Rock, suggesting the best option to make it to the top. Following this path, you should not have any problems. The view's are amazing on top, and showcase large round boulder's that look as though they could just roll off at any moment. The walk down the cliff face is not dangerous, providing you take it at a careful pace. It would most likely be quite slippery after rainfall, so keep your intended climb of Bald Rock for a Sunny Day.

DrummerJeff on 25 May, 2013

Have done this walk a number of times. A nice drive from the in-laws place at Stanthorpe. The first section is very steep and we had to rest a couple of times. Once past the initial rise it is a relatively easy walk to the summit. We were the only ones there and it makes you feel as if you rule the world. There is plenty of opportunity to walk around the top and explore. The knees take a buffeting on the steep return descent. Fantastic walk. Wouldn't do it in the wet as the granite is quite slippery.

Walking Toon on 24 Aug, 2012

Wow, what an amazing place. The views from the top of Bald Rock are fantastic, but even more impressive are the huge boulders that the trail wends through on the way up - take your camera because the photo ops on this hike are amazing. I just wish we lived a bit closer.

RobboShoe on Jul, 2012

amazing must do walk

Anthony & Stephanie on 1 Dec, 2011

great views of the national park but should not be done when raining...could be quite slippery

Garry Williamson on 15 Sep, 2011

Absolutely freezing

Nic on Apr, 2011

Absolutely freezing

Nic on Apr, 2011

Good Short hike with great views.

KBM on Sep, 2010

Good steep incline both worth it for the views. Easy half day trip return from Stanthorpe

Brett on 28 Aug, 2010

Is a great walk up, can be steep. But the views are fantastic.

Laurence Hallam on 25 Sep, 2009

I found this a really easy climb, but then ten years ago I was a lot younger and fitter! The scramble up the face is great fun, but was scorching hot. The density of the surrounding bushland makes you wonder how the first pioneers ever got through?

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 27 Dec, 2005

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