Panoramic views of Girraween including The Pyramids and Mt Norman.

Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

The track starts from the picnic ground on Pyramid Rd. Follow the directions on the Girraween National Park page.

Route/Trail notes:

The track is well marked and passes through a variety of vegetation types. The final section is along exposed granite to the summit. From the summit you get a great view around Girraween's many peaks.

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.

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Chose a very windy Winter day but luckily the wind was on our side pushing us into the rock face.

JayWalker on 11 Aug, 2019

Had perfect weather for this walk and viewed the partial lunar eclipse from the track. The track is well marked. I found one steep section towards the top of the climb particularly challenging. The 360 degree views over Girraween National Park made the scary bits of the climb worth it. Good vantage points to see The Sphinx, Turtle Rock and The Pyramid. Two superb lyrebirds crossed our path which was exciting. Fires went through this area in February 2019. There is new growth appearing from the burnt forest.

Ramona W on 17 Jul, 2019

Really enjoyed the climb, was easier than first thought. There are clear markings to get to summit and quite easy to follow. The views were amazing up top.

Karshing on 20 May, 2019

Depart from Castle Rock Camping Grounds - Great walk with clear track and signage. Going around from the first lookout to the summit is not be for the faint hearted.

Would love to go back on a clear day as we didn't get the great sunset we were hoping for.

Celine on 26 Jan, 2019


Mackamcb on Jan, 2019

Easy and pretty walk. Loved scrambling about the rocks at the top. Sadly it was raining so I couldn’t fully explore as the rocks were very slippery and it’s steep. I didn’t feel like falling and scraping my skin off on the rough surface lol. Thoroughly enjoyed sitting out of the wind and rain eating lunch and just taking in the quiet.

Syd on 12 Oct, 2018

Loved this, a very special hike. The kids made it to the top without a problem, but there are definitely danger points where there is no room for error. Spectacular views.

Jane Doe on 22 Sep, 2018

Superb walk - the 360 degree views from atop Mt Castle are absolutely stunning. The last 3-400m can be pretty hectic if it's rainy and/or's steep granite...but on a calm, sunny day it really is beautiful. Well worth the effort this one - the walk to and from is also idyllic and lovely.

Bush Talker on 2 Jun, 2018

I enjoyed this one - possibly more than the pyramid which I’d done earlier on the same day. Great views of surrounding areas including the pyramids

Juiced Pixels on 13 Dec, 2017

loved it. first part very easy second part of the climb was difficult and the wind was very strong

wendy on 30 Sep, 2017

Brilliant sunrise spot! Well worth it.

Zerpy on 27 Sep, 2017

This would be a fairly straightforward walk in good weather. I was there in the rain though, and it made one or two of the upper sections a little hair-raising due to the rock being slippery, and the slopes that lead to drop offs. Those with no fear were still strolling around in these spots, but I hugged the sides like a limpet.

Rey Leon on Sep, 2017

Fairly easy but steep parts once you get to the top/ back of castle rock

J on 15 Apr, 2017

Captured the most beautiful sunset from up top Castle Rock, nice gradual walk with lovely surrounding scenery.

courtlalala on 6 Jan, 2017

Great walk with beautiful views

HippyDonna on 31 Oct, 2016

Enjoyed this one a lot, was rather exciting navigating around the large rocks.

AliT on 27 Aug, 2016

Nice Climb through great Rock Formations ..

DrummerJeff on 26 Apr, 2014

I've done this walk during Easter 2014. It was a lovely easy climb to the summit where we enjoyed our lunch with the panoramic view of Girraween.

Ahmondjai on 19 Apr, 2014

Great Walk! loved the views, wasn't hot at all thankfully

mkemp28 on 16 Feb, 2013

Exposed but very-very nice. Spectacular views, fun walk through the stone "tunnel" to get onto the top.

S_V on Jul, 2012


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