Little Bally Mountain and Bally Mountain

Queensland

A loop that begins with a hike to the right of Little Bally Mountain, followed by a dramatic ridge traverse to Bally Mountain and return to start point. Part of this loop is closed as it trespasses on private land. Please respect this and do not cross on to private property.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
504m
Maximum Elevation
490m
Total Climb

There has been considerable damage to this area. As with all bushwalking you should aim to "Take only photos, leave only footprints". Please take care in this area and help to reduce the environmental impact. Additionally walkers have been crossing onto private property. It is important that all walkers work together to respect the environment and people's property.

Refer to Wikiloc or Alltrails for the details of this walk.

https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/bally-mountain-26446500

Comments

Did the anticlockwise track up Bally Mtn. Was surprised at how easy the track is to follow even though there are no signs. You stay on the main track/road which veers right then uphill and back down till you reach the creek. Here you should see a trail on the other side of the creek which is marked by a pile of rocks in the centre of the creek bed. You simply follow this well-defined track all the way to the top of Bally Mtn where you can enjoy some fantastic views of the Gold Coast and the surrounding countryside.We came down a third path which goes down the centre of the mountain. This track is very steep and slippery. It's marked with pink ribbons in places and eventually comes out in a paddock which is part of the Conservation area. You'll also see a house nearby.

Jeff on 9 Jun, 2019

Walked this via the recommended route in the description from the end of Bonogin Road. The area reminded me a bit of the Spring Mountain reserve only a bit steeper with a better view from the top. The view was sensational, could see Surfers Paradise, Coolangatta, Mt Cougal, Mt Warning from the top of Bally Mountain. Like Spring Mountain there is a labyrinth of different tracks around so was definitely nice to have a GPS to make sure I didn't wander off onto one of the more protected areas.

Vonsnrub on 18 Apr, 2019

You can’t ‘tick’ this walk without a tick or two. Another enjoyable walk but check yourself - so many ticks!

Juiced Pixels on 9 Dec, 2018

A lot harder than I remember, but still one of favs! Best done in the cooler months!

Sally on 17 Nov, 2018

Great hike
Very steep for the first section
But worth it for the view
Took ya 2 hours return and we stopped for heaps of pics along the way

Kirst on 28 Oct, 2018

Another enjoyable walk to Bally Mountain. Since last time there are new signs and barriers stopping hikers going to the top of little Bally mountain - instead you head down and across to Bally from near the abandoned farm house.
Great views from the top on a clear day

Juiced Pixels on 9 Sep, 2018

Such a fun mountain to hike, sometimes hard to find the track but stick to the directions and it's all part of the adventure! Great views all the way to the coast!! You also pass an old shack !

Emmalea on 12 Aug, 2018

Great walk for winter. Took less than 4 hours with lunch.
Fantastic views from Bally Mountain.

KGoldie on 22 Jul, 2018

Another hike up - this time with my old man so up and back via the well defined track to the west - great views - hiking group of about 20 people at the top. Found 3 ticks - make sure you check yourself!

Juiced Pixels on 30 Jun, 2018

Good walk, took me about half the time it says. It was a really clear day so had great views right over to the coast.

Bec on 12 Jun, 2018

Great walk. Arrived 8:30 on a sat morning to find carpark full (20ish cars) and I was thinking it would be packed. Didn’t see a single person and getting back carpark was empty - weird.

I went up to little Bally first as per a wikiloc map - I found there was a pretty easy to follow path up by crossing the creek after the grassy area - didn’t cross the grassy area.

The ridge between little Bally and Bally was the best part - fantastic views. The only hard part was after the ridge going up Bally it was mostly dry dusty dirt with little to hold on to which made it challenging.

The views from the top are 💯- it was a clear day and I could see the whole gold coast and south west to Springbrook, Cougal and Warning

Coming down I followed the longer well defined track to the west which joins up to a fire trail

Juiced Pixels on 2 Jun, 2018

Totally out of my comfort zone on the Razorback ridges, but I nailed it! Apart from that it's not too difficult. We had some rain so it was very slippery.
Thanks to our host for an awesome hike! :)

Sally on 30 Mar, 2018

I like the panorama... I wonder who took that :-).
Will do this again. Good views and quiet!

Rusty on 28 Oct, 2017

NOTE: The grading I gave this hike takes into account all ages and levels of fitness. For a fit, experienced hiker this is a relatively easy walk, especially in the cooler months or early in the day.

Rey Leon on 28 Oct, 2017

Fantastic hike, has a bit of everything. I hope Bally never gets too popular, its such a hidden treasure. Be wary of snakes, friends have seen frisky browns out there, although my hiking buddy & I did this walk in Winter, so we didn't encounter them. Awesome views & lovely creek crossings in the valley.

petalani on 9 Jul, 2017

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