Little Bald Rock

Bald Rock National Park
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The Little Bald Rock rewards you with scenic views across New South Wales and Queensland, as well as Bald Rock itself. This smaller granite dome provides great views of Girraween and Bald Rock National Parks.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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 and picnic area.

From Stanthorpe drive towards Amosfield, then south along the Woodenbong Road/Mount Lindesay Road towards Tenterfield. The road is partially unsealed, with the turnoff into Bald Rock Road on the right.


Little Bald Rock walking track

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park and picnic area take the Border Firetrail to the right; which is also signposted as Carrolls Creek Walk. Follow the track/firetrail along the base of Bald Rock all the way to Little Bald Rock. The track passes around the base of the rock to the right, then does a sharp u-turn and climbs gently up the south western spur of the rock. Return by the same route.

Note: The walking distances provided by National Parks signage, are varied and inaccurate. Three signs in the car park quote 6.5km, 6km and 7.6km! For example, the 6.5km quoted only takes you to the northern base of the rock, when in fact you ascend from the far side. The 9.1km return I have quoted was based off my own GPS readings.


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

Other References/Comments:

Bald Rock National Park Walking Tracks



Mackamcb on Jan, 2019

Great little walk through bush and then some good views.

Chantelle on 3 Jun, 2018

Having been confused by the distance markers and where to climb up, I finally got to the top of this one to place another stone on the cairn and enjoy the great views on what I had thought was a sunny day.
However, when I panned around to the east, I was confronted by a huge black thunderstorm cloud heading straight for me. I have never legged it off a mountain so fast in all my life!
I don't mind getting wet, but lightning and granite do not mix, as I witnessed in Girraween NP a week later, with a strike hitting The Pyramid.

F.A.B. on 26 Oct, 2017

Yes even when it is wet great walk!

Laurence Hallam on 26 Sep, 2009

Great walk. Especially if you know the sights of Girraween and can recognise them from the new perspective.

Richard Mason on Apr, 2007


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