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.


Great to see the bush recovering, flowers out everywhere and swarms of butterflies. Very enjoyable casual walk.

Brian on 16 Mar, 2020

Very dangerous since the fires. Track is completely obstructed on multiple occasions, from shrubbery that has fallen over, to very large trees completely obstructing the climb. Multiple landslides and very loose surface, track is very easy to lose now. Once you get to the top, the steps are entirely covered by ash and burned trees. Would take extreme caution. This hike will take a lot of work to get it safe again.

RhysA on 5 Jan, 2020

Fantastic walk. Totally loved it and would highly recommend. It has a slight incline most of the way until you get close to the top where there are steps. We saw heaps of birds, particularly close to the top, and that was at midday.

Ian and Sue on 26 Jul, 2019

Quite an easy and rather non-strenuous trail to get to the top. Amazing views from the top. Highly recommend!

Karshing on 22 Jul, 2019

Nice walk. 3 hours return including 30 minutes at the top. Great view.

Rob E on 20 Jul, 2019

Nice walk,great views. .....

Allan on 10 Jul, 2019

Great walk. Took under two hours.

Mkos on 1 Jul, 2019

Awesome spot!

Graemej on 27 Jun, 2019

Beautiful, walked on a foggy day, one side of the mountain full of fog, the other clear as day, made an interesting contrast. Spotted a Koala in the trees on the way up. Some interesting views and Alice in Wonderland type moments!

Lindy Ghest on 16 Jun, 2019

Awesome view

Jenny on 12 Jun, 2019

Well maintained path, excellent views of lake Moogerah and surrounds from the summit.

Salem13 on 1 Jun, 2019

Great walk, splendid view at the end

Doyle on 12 May, 2019

Absolutely amazing views and worth every minute. I did the hike with a friend who is still recovering from a very bad car accident a couple of years ago. We did the hike at her pace and did it in 6hrs, which was an absolutely amazing achievement for her. With some encouragement, I got her out further on the cliff, as she was missing the full view back at the rainforest edge and she couldn't have been more proud and rewarded with the views she saw.

Rach on 10 May, 2019

What a gorgeous hike! It was cloudy at the top and very very eerie! When the cloud cover lifted it was pretty but honestly it was great even with no view.

sarasvati on 3 May, 2019

Second time I’ve done this hike and it’s still great. Would highly recommend not doing it after leg day at the gym though, had a few little struggles! There’s a few trees down on the track to climb over and some slippery muddy spots in the rainforest section. Otherwise the views at the top were as great as I remembered.

Madison on 28 Apr, 2019

Great walk. Nice and easy incline. Great view at the top.

milan on 23 Apr, 2019

Easy walk. Once again for the region at the summit careful of the ledge.

Chris Park on 22 Apr, 2019

easy track great views spectacular sunrise walk

Jamie Johnston on 18 Apr, 2019

Easy, well graded track until the end where it got a bit scary for those of us not good with heights! Amazing views from the top made a great lunch spot. Don’t attempt on a foggy/cloudy day as you won’t see nothing and the rock stairs become very slippery.

Mittens83 on 13 Apr, 2019

Well defined track. Highly recommend. Hardley saw a soul which is good for the soul.

Anonymous on 18 Mar, 2019


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