Hell Hole Track and Falls

Toowoomba
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A short steep track through bush to a little creek and falls.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
646m
Maximum Elevation
200m
Total Climb

Getting there

From Picnic Point follow Rowbotham St to its end at Middle Ridge and turn left into Zupps Rd then left into Dippel St following the sign to McStay St. The entry is an open field at the corner of Dippel and McStay.

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Route/Trail notes

This little track is only one of several tracks in the area that have a few entry points so be clear what you're looking at on the map. (Be aware there is a NSW track called Hell Hole falls via Middle Ridge.) Most of the tracks seem to be wider and better maintained so you can take horse or bike but not this one.  Start is easy through a field then you swing left at the end and start down the hill into the bush - track isn't always clear but I found pink markers on the trees showed the route.  The track divides a little way down with the right branch leading out to a lovely view across the hills.  Downhill branch is steep and I would say moderate except that it's pretty overgrown and in a couple of places eroded/loose dirt which makes it a scramble with help from some trees - take extra care if it's wet. The creek at the bottom is pretty though not always flowing, depending on recent rain it may just be small pools and no falls - still good for a climb up through/along the creek bed and there is some wildlife around. Take note of where you arrived at the creek so you know where to get back onto the track for return.

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Other References

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/queensland/hell-hole-falls

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Comments

The falls are not flowing at the moment as there hasn't been enough recent rain, but there were a few water holes with a trickle between them. The pink trail markers are a definite help in keeping an eye on where the track is as there a lot of animal tracks and side tracks as well. There are two walks from the top grassy area - one goes on the right goes to the Hell Hole lookout and the start of a track which peters out and you have to find your own way to the bottom of the falls (but we couldn't find it last time we went and didn't have time to look today). The one to the left is the one with pink markers and it branches and goes to the top of the waterfall or to a lookout. We probably did 3 to 3.5km between the different tracks today.

Robyn on 14 Feb, 2021

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