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A long and challenging hike through thick rainforest to the summit of the highest mountain in Central QLD.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Camping Permitted
Rainforest
1227m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Drive to the end of Dalrymple Road. There is plenty of room to park without blocking the driveways. The track has a small National Park sign next to it.

Route/Trail notes

After parking you will enter the rainforest along a reasonably maintained track. The track has heaps of pink ribbons however there are a few phantom ribbons that can be a bit misleading (most likely remenants of old tracks that have been blocked by falling trees). It is advisable to bring a GPS or be experienced in navigating in rainforest as there are definitely opportunities to get misplaced. The track is very rarely flat, you will spend a lot of time climbing, descending and crossing rivers. The final creek crossing will have a small sign advising it is the last water before you reach the top of the mountain. From that point it is a steep climb to the summit which is marked with a bunch of signs and engravings. You can scramble up on top of the huge boulders that sit on the summit to get an incredible view all the way out to the ocean. 

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/queensland/mount-dalrymple-via-western-trail

 

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

This walk was very reminiscent of Mt Bartle Frere, similiar duration, similar intensity, similar weather, and similar number of leeches (i.e. HEAPS). I was expecting it to be a bit easier considering the elevation gain from start to finish isn't really that crazy, however you spend most of the walk climbing then descending over and over again. The rainforest was spectacular and the river crossings were fantastic, was never bored during this walk. The only animal we ran into was a massive wild boar, fortunately he ran in the opposite direction. I would say overall the track was quite well marked, however there were a few times we had to refer to the GPS, so would probably recommend taking one if you have one.

Vonsnrub on 15 Apr, 2021

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