Mt Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap, is a good track walk which provides great views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and through to Mt Barney.

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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 'crest' carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing!


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


A good walk... great views from the summit. The stone stairs did not agree with my knees but managed ok.

NannyV on 21 Apr, 2018

Really nice easy walk. Took me the same amount of time to go up as it did down because it's such a gradual climb to the top. Around 2 hours return with some time at the summit. The track curls around the mountain and you can enjoy some nice scenery along the way. The summit is like a 5 meter wide ledge with a massive drop off on either side. Feel completely safe while you're up there though. Track was very well marked with a big carpark on the other side of the road.

Vonsnrub on 16 Apr, 2018

A 2:45 am alarm followed by a 90 min drive to the carpark saw me kick off this hike at 4:30 am armed with a head torch, a liter of water and two musli bars.

After a 90 minute hike startling rock wallabies and dodging spider webs, I was rewarded with a ripper sunrise at 6:01 rising over Moogerah Dam. Nary a leech in sight, and with a light breeze blowing, this was medicine for the soul.

Andy Seward on 8 Apr, 2018

Great walk and the views at the end of it are just amazing. Some really good photo opportunities including a live echidna foraging in the undergrowth at the side of the path. No barriers at the top (and a huge drop), so caution is required if you do take children. Definitely recommend doing this walk if you are in the area.

Jaded Jewlz on 5 Apr, 2018

Its an ok hike more open bush had some steps and not a bad view.

HR on 1 Apr, 2018

Completed the walk in 2:45 mins total. Fantastic views.

Jampickle on 31 Mar, 2018

Decided to tackle Mt Mitchell again after a few months off due to surgery and it was well worth it - the views are amazing.
The path has been trimmed back for most of the walk, but the rest desperately needs to be cleared as the weeks and scrub are growing over the path and make it hard to see. There is also a lot of leaf litter which make some areas quite slippery. Once you pass the 'cliff edges' sign, stinging nettle is taking over, so long sleeves/pants are a must. I went through in 3/4's and a tee, but paid the price with quite a few run ins.

TJ on 26 Mar, 2018

Hiked this morning amongst the fog and clouds. Saw many native birds along the way, and despite not being rewarded with a view, saw an interesting phenomenon of the clouds hitting the peak and shooting nearly straight up vertically.

I really enjoyed this short hike, and would like to come back again on a sunny day. I did feed the locals though, specifically the 5 or 6 leeches who made a mess of my feet and consequently my socks.

Great hike!

Andy Seward on 25 Mar, 2018

Fantastic hike! Gorgeous views from the peak.

Courtlynn Powell on 14 Mar, 2018

Hiked it with a 6.5yo kidlet in tow. Took 3 hours return including a 15 min or so lunch break at the top and a couple of other smaller breaks on the way up and down. Quite a few patches of stinging nettles along the trails - several near the top had been recently trimmed but there are a couple of patches lower down that are hanging across the trail that you need to look out for if you are wearing shorts.
Well marked, wide trail. Even the steps at the top aren't that sketchy and so as long as you've got sensible kiddies they should be fine navigating them. Lots of contrasting vegetation - rainforest/eucalypt forest and some small caves/lava tubes in the rock alongisde the trail in a couple of places. Saw a couple of pademelons early on in the rainforest and then a large goanna on the trail on the way back down.

BGS3 on 24 Jan, 2018

What a great walk! I enjoyed the variety of scenery as you walked around the back of Mt Mitchell

Tim H. on 21 Jan, 2018

Great walk!

Sally on 17 Dec, 2017


I did this walk with fog and pouring rain. Had my Akubra, decent hiking boots and my Camelbak. Took me 2 hours to climb and only 1 hour to go down. Honestly this is a great walk rain or shine. The changing terrains and beautiful native plants/trees makes the hike itself rewarding for the person. I would easily do this walk again and is worth the drive from the big smoke.

Also if you need to fuel up I would suggest the service station called Fisherpark Truckstop which is only a few kms up the hill. Dirt cheap fuel prices, toilets, diner and brilliant customer service.

- Bushmans spray, salt and pocket knife (leaches)
- Towel and dry clothes (if raining)
- Head torch

bnotters on 18 Nov, 2017

Well defined track which courses around the mountain to create a slightly uphill gradient. There are some stairs towards the summit, however these are in groups of only 6-7 stairs at a time. Great views from the top!

Cyn on 22 Oct, 2017

Great walk. It took us about 1hr 15m to the top and about 45m down. View from the top is spectacular - the last 5-10 minutes of the hike we found were the most challenging due to a number of stairs. But well worth it! Not overly difficult, a good cardio workout!

Kristy on 24 Sep, 2017

A great walk, fantastic views!

Suzey on 24 Sep, 2017

I really enjoyed this hike. The summit area is really nice - views east, south and west and really cosy and covered in grass trees. Didn’t see any stinging plants either.

Juiced Pixels on 23 Sep, 2017

Sensational views looking down on the Cunningham Highway and Lake Moogerah..

_Susan_ on 18 Sep, 2017

A steady incline right to the top, with varied vegetation types along the way. Completed the ascent in 70 minutes at a moderate pace. Views are astounding.

linwood14 on 26 Aug, 2017

Great hike with awesome views!

Tara Keizer on 26 Aug, 2017


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