Mount Tyson

Far North Queensland
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Based in Tully Gorge National Park. This is a steep hike to the top. Watch out for bladed or needled plants. Great view of Tully and the surrounding sugarcane fields. You can see the ocean from the top.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Rainforest

Getting there

At the end of Brannigan Street, There is a little Info shelter. It says to sign in no harm in not doing it. From there the path is reasonably outlined, passing the side of a house leads you to the start of the rainforest and up you go.

Maps

See "Mount Tyson Walking Track Map.pdf" at the following link:

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/tully-gorge/

Route/Trail notes

It's a steep and muddy climb. Tully gets the most rain in QLD so don't expect it to ever really be dry. It's 2.5km to Scouts Rock lookout. Some will be statisfied with just getting here. However if you want to top the mountain than continue further (this deffenitly isn't as much walked compared to getting to the look out. Once at the top, views can be hard to find due to dense rainforest. Scrambling/climbing on the rock faces might get something but not as great as the lookout before. One the way down watch your step, hold vines and aviod sliping.

Permits/Costs

N/A

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

Comments

This is my regular walk to keep fit as I live close. Leaches are present, but in low numbers. 500mm of water is more than enough. Fantastic view at 2.4 km, from Scouts look out. The summit is often in cloud through the colder months. 1.5 hrs return, above average fitness 42 years old.

Zeeben on 19 Jun, 2020

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