Bare Rock + Morgan's Walk

Main Range National Park

Bare Rock is a minor peak North of Cunningham's Gap with great views towards the Mistake Mountains.

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Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into a carpark adjoining the highway. Follow the Mt Cordeaux track which leaves from the edge of the carpark.


The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Route/Trail notes

The Bare Rocktrack turns off just before the Mt Cordeaux lookout. Follow the track as it passes through a saddle and into the rainforest. Morgan's Walk leaves the main track 680m short of Bare Rock and visits a grove of Montane Heath


Wowsers! This was an amazing walk! I did this by myself. The walk itself was not particularly hard though steep in a few parts and a little steep but at the top to get to Bare Rock. The weather was perfect and I was super lucky to have a big cloud cover which just made the views stunning. On the way back down the cloud had cleared so I got the best of both worlds. I went to Mt Cordeaux first and doing the extra walk to Bare Rock and Morgan’s Walk is well worth it! I met probably about 20 odd walkers on the whole trek on a Sunday morning. I started at 7.30 and made it back to my car by 11.30 and that’s with heaps of stops. Honestly would do this walk again!

Belindak77 on 29 Jul, 2018

Great track, well signed. We saw plenty of bird life. It took 4 1/2 hours with a 9 and 7 yr old. There was a cold breeze so I’m glad we took jumpers. Absolutely beautiful views!

Cara on 13 Jul, 2018

Spectacular views looking up the ridge line of Main Range National Park. If you're going to hike Mt. Cordeaux, you may as well spend the extra 90 mins (return) and visit Bald Rock.

Andy Seward on 8 Jul, 2018

Combined hike with Mt Mitchell and Mt Cordeaux as both hike start cross the road :) Beautiful rainforest and stunning view.

Mark Aryal on 9 Jun, 2018

Hi, it's Harry the hiker and I'm 8 years old.I did this extension hike and Mount Corndeaux in 4.2 hours and this is my 7th hike. I spent less than an hour getting to the lookout and spent most of my time in the bare rock section. Spectacular views at the top of bare rock!

Harry the Hiker on 6 May, 2018

Bare Rock has a great view of the main ranges.

HR on 30 Mar, 2018

My fav walk of all so far! It rained the entire time and there was no view at all, but the bush is spectacular!

Sally on 3 Feb, 2018

Easy to follow track up to the Mt Cordeaux lookout. Definitely worth the extra trek up over to Bare Rock. Gives fantastic views over Lake Moogerah and the surrounding country side.

Cyn on 14 Oct, 2017

Did this walk on a Wednesday and had it all to ourselves, apart from around the carpark we didn't see another person for the full 13km walk and felt like the only ones on the planet for a few hours. The path leads off from the Rainforest Circuit Walk which is on the Brisbane side of the carpark. We did the full Mt Cordeaux, Bald Rock, and Morgan's. We stopped for about 15 minutes at Mt Cordeaux and had lunch for 30 minutes at Bald Rock and what a view it was. All up we took about 5 hours but stopped heaps to take over 50 photos. The photos on here can only tell part of the magnificence of the views, simply fantastic. This will be one I do again for sure.

ozsailor on 30 Aug, 2017

Great added extra to the Mt Cordeaux walk. You're already up the mountain, so it's worth popping over to have a look at the view.

TJ on 5 Aug, 2017

Certainly worth continuing on from Mt Cordeaux. Saw and heard Albert's Lyrebirds.

Brendan on 31 Jul, 2017

Did this as an extension to Mount Cordeaux. It was sunny when we left but Bare Rock was covered in fog/cloud when we arrived - oh well. Morgans walk seemed overgrown and not really worth the extra distance TBH.

Juiced Pixels on 16 Jul, 2017

Amazing views . Definitely worth the extra walk from Mount Cordeaux Look out. Walk not difficult and can be done by anyone who has reached Mount Cordeaux lookout.

Ashwin on 8 Jul, 2017

After the ascent for Mt Cordeaux, walking across the saddle to this one was very manageable for a very rewarding view. The walk back down was so peaceful and beautiful. What a great area.

Dvette on 3 Jul, 2017

Well worth the extra few kms, stunning views of scenic rim.

courtlalala on 6 Jun, 2017

pretty much uphill all the way to this one with a few obstructions thrown across track currently but was nice all the same

newt666 on 18 Feb, 2017

Still one of the most beautiful walks in SE QLD. Sighted a few lyrebirds and pademelons along the way. There are some more overgrown sections that have spiky native raspberries and the occasional nettle, high socks/pants recommended.

mjorn_ on Feb, 2017

We completed this hike while hiking the Mt Cordeaux trail. We had full white out, so we weren't able to see the full views. Will definitely have to come back and do it again.

Caitlyn Worland on Jan, 2017

The views from bare rock make this easy walk very much worth while. Even the platform area between Mt. Cordeaux and bare rock is spectacularly stunning.

Steve F on 6 Nov, 2016

Same day as Mt Cordeaux

J on 29 Oct, 2016


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