Mt Peel Summits

Toowoomba
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A great walk, with some steep rough rock climbs to the southern and northern summits of Mt Peel with 360° of the Toowoomba landscape from Drayton it its west.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
743m
Maximum Elevation
47m
Total Climb

Getting there:

The walk starts at a small parking area at the end of Westminster Street, Drayton. Drayton is a suburb on the south west side of Toowoomba. It is a little tricky getting off Anzac Avenue at the right place, but most GPS and/or phone Map apps will get you there.

Maps:

Mt Peel Bushland Park

Route/Trail notes:

Head out along the main track, keeping to the left for 900m and take a left and right signed track that gives you a scramble to the summit of the Southern Summit. Go down the far side track and head right to the junction to the left that takes you to the Northern Summit. Don't take the first access to the summit, but go around to the west and up another scramble to the top. Again go down the far side track that lead you through '4 way intersection' (just where two tracks cross and not on any map) back to the start past the water tower.

The tracks have some improved signage (2021), but it is still easy to get confused, so would suggest you print off a map or take a photo of the information board at the start.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Some of the tracks are stared pathways with mountain bikes and horse riders. There are about five different trails in the reserve. This means you can do a few short walks or map out your own route and do a longer walk.

Comments

Without a Navman, I would never have found this place and a friendly Staffie dog greeted me at the car park and wants to come with you for a walk. This was certainly a new perspective of Toowoomba from the west.

F.A.B. on 9 May, 2021

Made an attempt to do this walk however when I arrived i was presented with signage indicating that this area is in fact NOT dog friendly and are banned in all forms by local council. Refer my uploaded photo!

Mark on 18 Feb, 2021

You can walk the foot tracks or map out your own route along the vehicle tracks, though use a map because signage isn't everywhere. There are plenty of options for any length of walk and 5 great lookouts on the mt, some with 360 degree views. Short steep parts but lots of easy walking too. A lot of roos around in the afternoon.

ML on 14 Oct, 2020

We decided to do the loop walk and take in both of the lookouts. The views from the lookout make it well worth while climbing up to them. There is a lot of prickly pear, cactus and lantana throughout the reserve. Wear good ankle supporting shoes and take care on the rock climbs. These climbs would be very slippery in the rain. At the completion of the walk we had covered 4.8K, and enjoyed the walk.

Brian on 26 Sep, 2020

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