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.


Mate it's an awesome climb! 360 views from the top. It's a pretty easy climb, it only took me one hour to the top and 45 min back down

Michael Richards on 8 Dec, 2018


Jim on 8 Oct, 2018

great day and views

drewmac on 1 Oct, 2018

Lovely easy and beautiful hike.. recommend for beginners and people who want to take kids ( although under strict supervision as there a few exposed sections up top..nothing to dangerous though) heaps of steps as well and varied plant and bird life.. Went on a rainy day so there were no views at all but on a clear day the views would be amazing...

Ashwin on 8 Sep, 2018

The carpark was absolutely loaded today, must be all the fathers day hikers?! 🤣 Another nice walk up Mt Mitchell, had a nice cup of coffee, chats and relaxation at the top which took it to 3 and a 1/2 hours today.

Caro on 2 Sep, 2018

Beautiful walk again. Main Range is becoming a favourite! It was a bit more exposed than Mt Cordeaux. I think there has been either a fire or clearing done but it was quite warm even when I started out at 6.30am. Great walk and I was the only one on the track the whole way up. The top part is just amazing! Absolutely stunning views and beautiful scenery at the top! I’m totally doing this one again! There are quite a few stairs which I think would make it a little difficult for anyone with knee problems so keep that in mind.

Belindak77 on 18 Aug, 2018

Great little track. Saw a 1 metre goanna who just wandered onto the track and mozied up the walking track.... He was amazing! Beautiful rocks on the way up, great views.

Madonna Guy on 15 Aug, 2018

Started at 5am to catch the blood moon and the sunrise from the summit. Walk was longer than advertised at just under 14km round trip on my GPS. Easy to follow track. Fantastic views, well worth the early morning.

scruffy on 27 Jul, 2018

Great walk with beautiful view from the summit

Logan M. on 22 Jul, 2018

Great walk that meanders around the mountain. Awesome views from the top. Only really steep bit right at the end but otherwise I imagine most people with a decent level of fitness would enjoy this.

Hannah Stanley on 30 Jun, 2018

Steady walk to the summit with great view of Lake Moogerah, Mt Maroon, Mt Greville, Mt Barney and surrounding mountains around Cunningham Gap.

Mark Aryal on 9 Jun, 2018

Really nice walk. While it’s shorter than Mt Cordeux, was more challenging.

Mon86 on 3 Jun, 2018

Did this one only a day after scrambling up Mt Blaine so my knees are feeling it.

We took our two children for this one (5 and 8) and apart from the constant reminders to avoid the edges (some serious drop offs around the track in parts) they had a good time. The view was great, on this lovely and clear day. We started at 8am and there were only a few other couples and small groups on the mountain but by the time we were walking down at around 10am, there were many others on the way up. We didn't see much wildlife, and I suspect this might be because of how busy the place was. Might try again very early on a weekday to see if I can spot some more things.

eiscaer on 2 Jun, 2018

we did this mid morning a few days ago (june) and it was delightful, the temperature was perfect as we ascended from the carpark around the west peak, we did see one whip snake that more frightened of us then us of it. we also seen a brushtail possum and its baby. once you head around the well defined track full of typical australian gums to the south side of west peak it gets very 'rainforesty', very moist and cold but beautiful.
you come to a clearing of last ascent with a caution sign about steep drop off, its only 5min from here to reach the summit.
the summit has beautiful views nearly 360 degrees only inhibiting view from the north by the actual summit of mt mitchell
great views of the valley one side, and epic views down into the gap and on to mt barney NP.
its a sheer drop off 90 degrees the entire east face so watch your step.
there is a campsite in the trees at the summit just have to sort yourself through a bit of vine and you can see a little clearing to set up one small tent.
a short but very rewarding climb for the views.

Simon Hutchen on 1 Jun, 2018

My first "official" walk - loved it!

Caroline on 30 May, 2018

Great hike! Not hard at all.. amazing views from the top!

Nikki B on 6 May, 2018

Stunning views from the summit & the walk is full of birds, including the lovely sounds of the bell birds. Easy well defined track with a few sections of steps but nothing too difficult. Saw 1 snake that moved too quickly into the undergrowth for positive ID but think it was a rough scale. The stinging nettle is mostly off the path but is certainly there in large patches. Favourite walk of southeast qld so far.

Cheryl on 25 Apr, 2018

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


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