Table Top Loop


Table Top mountain on the edge of Toowoomba, provides views of the Lockyer Valley and surround. The climb itself can be quite demanding with a lot of large steps over the Camel's Hump and a scramble just before the summit. But the reward at the top, with a circuit all the way around, provides a spectacular vista.

Table Top is an area of high significance to the Traditional Owners, recognised in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register and protected under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003. You are respectfully requested to consider your decision to climb this mountain.

Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Toowoomba follow South Street south until it becomes Tabletop Driver. Continue to follow Tabletop Driver until it turns into a dirt track. At the end of which is the entrance to the walk and areas to park.


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Route/Trail notes:

The walk starts at the base of the Camel's Hump, which is comprised of a lot of large steps. This section is quite steep for about 150m. The down section of the hump is less demanding but expect to encounter medium sized rocks to climb over. The face of Table Top is predominently large gravel which can be loose so take care. Right before the summit expect a steep scramble, it's not a difficult climb, but pick your path before you start, to save having to change direction halfway. At the summit, there is a circuit that takes you all the way around the mountain top.



Other References/Comments:


Not too hard, a fun hike with great views, especially after some rain when everything is looking nice and green.

K8 on 26 Nov, 2017

This was our first walk on a two week camping road trip out to Dubbo and back. Didn't start with an easy one did we! A real challenge to get the whole family to the top and back on a very hot day, but everyone agreed that the views from the top were well worth the hard work to get there.

F.A.B. on 24 Oct, 2017

Tough climb, but worth is for the views. I've done it a few times now and it never stops being good.

Deane Smith on Oct, 2017

Quite a steep scramble but beautiful view from the top

HippyDonna on 14 Sep, 2017

Took my five year old up today and he loved it!

Juiced Pixels on 2 Sep, 2017

Short walk, some serious scrambling/rocky ground, so good shoes are a must. Great views from the top.

TJ on 26 Aug, 2017

Took me two goes to get up but we did it!

Hayley Nicholson on 7 Aug, 2017

Great hike. Slower with little kids. We loved picking our path amongst the rocks.

Cara on 1 Jul, 2017

Nice short climb, but it's pretty steep in some parts and a bit of bouldering skill required. Not dangerous, but definitely gets the blood pumping. The view of the range from the top is stunning.

Marc Brownlie on 6 May, 2017

Dog Friendly!! Easy walk to the top great views.

DanF on 26 Mar, 2017

Great little hike! Harder but much shorter than I expected.

19 mins up and 18 mins down. Had a nice walk around the top and admired the stunning Lockyer Valley views!

Juiced Pixels on 18 Mar, 2017

Nice hike. Good short hike to do while visiting Toowoomba.

SabrinaBlaas on 8 Dec, 2016

Really enjoyed the scramble at the top. Views were amazing with a lovely breeze. The terrain and steepness all the way up could be challenging for some but there are plenty of shaded spots here and there where you could rest or take a break. Take plenty of water and good shoes :).

Caitlyn Worland on 6 Nov, 2016

Wow, what a buzz it was completing this. Might not be difficult for some (ie. the super kind man that gave me a hand at the trickiest part) but it was a real challenge for me to conquer my fear. Made it, enjoyed it, and am very pleased I can tick this one.

Caro on 21 Oct, 2016

I did the Tabletop mountain hike yesterday morning and it was amazing to do again after over two years.

Naga on 10 Oct, 2016

Did this walk yesterday and we didn't get to do it until the afternoon and I definitely wouldn't recommend going in the afternoon. The track is mostly exposed rock with very little shade that faces true west. It was very, very hot out (bring lots of water). Going in the morning would be lovely! Tabletop is cardio workout but not hard to do, we passed some kids as well as two border collies who were having the time of their life. My friend also completed it in sandals which I wouldn't recommend but it is doable!

Linwe on 3 Oct, 2016

Was not expecting this to be a scramble, you'll need a moderate amount of fitness to get to the top. The 360 views from the top are worth it. I saw a few people doing this in thongs, not recommended.

rob.bushman on 1 Oct, 2016

A great walk, can be steep in places a good work out, better to walk in the morning as its cooler, great 360 degree views on top, traversing the rocks along the track can be challenging so watch your steps as twisted ankles do occur, return trip can be done easily within 1.5 hrs.

Glenn on Oct, 2016

A nice walk with great views from the top. Can get quite cold on the top with a strong wind blowing this time of year. A wind stopper type of jacket recommended for the cold windy days.

Evo on Jul, 2016

A very picturesque walk but you definitely need a fair level of fitness. There isnt much flat until you get to the top, it's either going up or down with some fairly steep sections where care needs to be taken. It is definitely worth it if you can handle it, we'll go again.

Heath H on 2 Apr, 2016


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