If time is limited, or if you prefer an easy stroll, this circuit track is ideal. Cross bald Rock Creek and wind through blackbutt and stringybark forest to Girraween's very own natural stone archway.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
888m
Maximum Elevation
28m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Girraween NP is situated approximately 260km by road south-west of Brisbane. To reach the park, turn off the New England Highway 26km south of Stanthorpe or 30km north of Tenterfield onto Pyramids Road. The winding bitumen road continues a further 9km east through the Wyberba Valley to the park's Information Centre and day use picnic area.

An alternative road from Stanthorpe to Girraween via Eukey and Storm King Dam has some gravel sections.

Maps:

Girraween National Park

Route/Trail notes:

Follow the signposted track starting from the day use and picnic area. The track crosses over the creek on a concrete bridge along the same track as The Pyramid track. From here, track left as signposted and down through the arch and eventually back to the original track at the concrete bridge.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

With so many bushwalking options in the park, why not take advantage of the excellent camping facilities at Bald Rock Creek or Castle Rock.

Comments

Completed the Northern circuit walks today. Started out towards the Pyramid. My husband wasn’t keen so I went on alone but after getting a third of the way up the last rock face I decided it wasn’t for me. I have made the summit many years ago and didn’t enjoy it. It’s not the height but the severe fear of falling backwards that takes away all enjoyment on these types of rock faces. Very achievable physically for moderate fitness though. The walk to the Junction and remainder of the bald creek circuit is stunning and highly recommended. Easy walking and just amazing scenery.

Bobbe on 10 Feb, 2022

Completed the Northern circuit walks today. Started out towards the Pyramid. My husband wasn’t keen so I went on alone but after getting a third of the way up the last rock face I decided it wasn’t for me. I have made the summit many years ago and didn’t enjoy it. It’s not the height but the severe fear of falling backwards that takes away all enjoyment on these types of rock faces. Very achievable physically for moderate fitness though. The walk to the Junction and remainder of the bald creek circuit is stunning and highly recommended. Easy walking and just amazing scenery.

Bobbe on 10 Feb, 2022

Really enjoyable little walk.

Olwyn on 30 Oct, 2021

Really enjoyable little walk.

Olwyn on 30 Oct, 2021

Impressive rock sculpture! Easy to include with another walk.

Wanderlust on 3 Oct, 2021

Very easy walk, gently uphill. If you only have an hour or so this is a beautiful option. Plenty of beautiful rock formations and creeks flowing.

Tanya on 11 Jul, 2021

Wonderful stroll on a winter day. Track is well maintained and at junctions there are posts indicating which track leads in what direction. If your keen on some extra distance, continue on through to the junction for a bigger loop.

Maverick on 21 May, 2021

Early morning climb of The Pyramid for sunset and did the Granite Arch on the way down.

Jayne Budai on 25 Apr, 2021

Great easy walk, loved the variety of native plants and of course the granite boulders.
Was really busy as it was a public holiday, glad we got there fairly early.

Lea Putland on 25 Apr, 2021

Super easy walk.

BeckNWood on 20 Apr, 2021

A nice walk which I did on the way back from climbing the Pyramid. The granite arch is worth the short 2 min walk from the Pyramid path.

0zzyDave1234 on 26 Sep, 2020

Very easy warm-up stroll on our way up to The Pyramid! Lots of great rock formations on the way to the Arch too for people of all ages to climb on. Gorgeous wattle-strewn understory and creaky gum trees. The pea flowers are absolutely going off rn too, purples and orange-yellows everywhere 🍊🍇
A definite must do. Minimum effort and still quite fun :)

Rasy B on 19 Sep, 2020

such a beautiful area, definitely visiting again.

joelg15 on 8 Aug, 2020

We did this walk in the afternoon. The signage on the first part of the track is not well signed. It was an easy walk to Granite Arch on our way to The Pyramid.

Ramona W on 17 Jul, 2019

Great easy detour on the way to the Pryamid or on your way back.

Tanya on 19 May, 2019

Detoured to the Arch after descending from the Pyramid Rock. Nice walk!

CL on 29 Jan, 2019

Was a nice easy walk. Great one for kids

Syd on 11 Oct, 2018

The signage is pretty vague but there's so much natural beauty here it's worth muddling through. We were passing through late in the day so we only did this quick easy Granite Arch circuit but it was great, waterholes and rock formations abound.

SweetLorikeet on Apr, 2018

Very easy walk - good to visit on way back from pyramid

Juiced Pixels on 13 Dec, 2017

Easy to combine this on the way back from The Pyramid, as it was all downhill!
This was our last walk over a two week road trip with the grandchildren out from the Sunshine Coast to Dubbo and back. Final tally was 26 walks covering 70km. Wow.

F.A.B. on 5 Nov, 2017

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