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Grab some magnificent views from the first of Girraween's dominating Pyramids. If the climb doesn't take your breath away, the views of Balancing Rock, Second Pyramid and over Girraween National Park will.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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.


Girraween National Park Walks

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 Granite Arch track. Leave the Granite Arch track by following the signposts to the base of the pyramid. Here the track becomes quite steep - the reason for the difficulty! Keep heading up the track till you leave the forest and start up the exposed granite. The track is marked using Girraween's standard white markers. Just follow this up until you hit the top.

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.

Make sure to check out the balancing rock on the Northern side of the summit and enjoy the views of pretty much everything else in Girraween - Castle Rock, The Sphinx, Mt Norman and even to Bald Rock in NSW.



Other References/Comments:

A good level of fitness is required to make the climb up The Pyramid as the ascent of the exposed rock face is steep and may be tiring. Take your time to rest and enjoy the view.

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

Girraween National Park

GPS Tracks


Weekend with Murray. Time well spent....totally worth the time and mental hurdling to get to the top.

Donna Hooper on 18 Jul, 2021

This is perfect on a cool winter day. Can't imagine doing it during summer. Side note; you don't need to climb on all 4s it's not that steep. Although there is one section you climb over a rock if you follow the white markers.
Well maintained national park.

Maverick on 22 May, 2021

Early morning climb with my daughter (15) with headlamps to see the sunrise. Beautiful array of hues in the sky before sunrise. So peaceful and serene.

Jayne Budai on 25 Apr, 2021

Challenging steep hike up a worn granite rock face.

BeckNWood on 20 Apr, 2021

We left at 9:30am on Toowoomba show holiday and did this walk within 2.5 hrs. Quite a few other walkers on track. We loved the walk. Good gripping boots are essential! Awe inspiring drop-offs over the curves. I have climbed the Pyramid twice before in my life, and enjoyed it just as much this time. Can easily do some other tracks on the way back to the day visit centre after.

Karen on 16 Apr, 2021

A good sweaty workout in the middle of the day. Once you've reached the base of the granite slopes, simply follow the white lines. Amazing views at the top. You really should wear hiking boots with good grip, but I saw one lady do it in bare feet! In hindsight, I wouldn't recommend doing the hike in the hottest part of the day because of the heat. But that's a minor issue, all things considered.

wolfgang on 28 Dec, 2020

Great walk. We did it late afternoon to avoid the heat. Pretty scary halfway thru the rockscrambling part, but physically wasn’t really that hard. I made the mistake of turning around and looking down and almost quit! Very glad I didn’t. Definitely worth going to the top. It took us 1 hour 45 min round trip but we did spend quite a bit of time taking photos etc. Wear grippy shoes and don’t look down!

Darcy P on 5 Dec, 2020

Great walk, hot on ascent, 34 °c day, but breeze at summit. Care with open rock areas required.

Jasmine Goode on 21 Nov, 2020

Great walk, steepest one I have completed. The finally rock face scramble is very steep. Highly recommend good shoes/hiking boots and I wouldn’t attempt if wet. The walk takes about 2 and half hours including the bald rock circuit.
When the climb starts, follow the white markers for the best route to the top.

Wander on 11 Nov, 2020

Nice walk leading up to the base. It was extremely windy today so that made the climb up and down much harder. I ran down the front of the pyramid to get down. The views from the top were panoramic of the national park.

0zzyDave1234 on 26 Sep, 2020

Great walk! Took us about 2 hours to complete The Pyramid, Granite Arch and Bald Rock Circuit including plenty of time for photos. The view from the top is simply stunning! What a great location

wheres_wally on 20 Sep, 2020

Ahhh what an absolute dream this track was 💞 First things first: the spring wildflower season is unreal! Pea flowers in pink, orange, purples. Lilies, wax lip orchids, geebungs, and wattles everywhere sweetening up the air 🌿

IMO the climb is more mentally challenging than anything! I did not think it was physically demanding at all... but there was defs times where I was a little too close to an anxiety attack 🙃

The section from a little bit further from where the steps end, and where the dashed line start moving left going up against the boulders was the worst for our jitters. We were absolutely scared shitless at seeing the steeeeepness of this big boi. Interestingly, the final scramble / the cliff bit made us feel nothing lmao. The way down was harder on our legs, but better for the jitters :)

TLDR sick views, decent workout, and a great walk for naturalists! What more could you ask for?

RB-98 on 19 Sep, 2020

Very nice walk, a bit challenging but not too much. Fairly busy for a midweek day, but certainly not crowded.

Kaylene&Mal on 16 Sep, 2020

Tough scramble at the top- not for those afraid of heights, but so worth it if that isn’t an issue! Sticking to the white markers makes it a lot easier.

Rosey Stone on 28 Jun, 2020

It's a bit like a small easier Beerwah except the rock is so course and grippy. Can walk up the whole way no problems (apart from a few little scrambling sections). Loved the views on the way up and especially at the top. By far the most popular attraction in Girraween, heaps of people there on the weekend.

Vonsnrub on 7 Jun, 2020

Don't attempt in wet. There are sections close to summit that will be slippery as it is a rock face. Have shoes with very good grip if you plan to summit. It is not a rock climb but you will need to scramble. and have steady legs. To summit a good level of fitness is necessary.

Hadi Nahvi on Jun, 2020

Nice and easy for this one, definitely do this in proper track shoes or barefoot, tried to go an alternative way but the incline was way too steep, ended up following the white markers anyway.

Do turn around at the slightest hint of rain because it only means a straight fall to the abyss.

Did this at 4pm, just in time for sundown and back to the carpark by 6:30pm.

Wai on 21 Mar, 2020

Spectacular at sunrise. Rocks were a little slippery and is very steep but amazing views on the way up and at the summit. Camp grounds closed today.

Lish on 2 Feb, 2020

Great hike to do today as I was passing through into NSW. Not for the faint hearted but easily managed. I wouldn’t try this one if rain predicted at all. Would make the rock face quite slippery.

Hiking boots worn but no poles required. Camping nearby. Toilet facilities and tables near the car park. Will be back to this area to do more hikes. Great area.

Minnie on 25 Jan, 2020

During the arctic wind blast, -1 degree and 90+km/hr winds.
Nice easy walk if you have grippy shoes

Peter Hill on 10 Aug, 2019


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