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.


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


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

Fun walk, took 2.5hrs with a few decent breaks.
Didn't notice the pic with the warning about stinging nettles until I got home - they're still there. Not too many, but enough that both walkers had a run in with them.

TJ on 12 Aug, 2017

Great views for minimal effort. Only 1 hour to the summit from the crest car park.

Michael on 16 Jul, 2017

The walk is fairly easy and safe, just a gradual incline with no climbing required. The view at the top is spectacular.

Marc Brownlie on 9 Jul, 2017

Cloudy Day, No views

KBM on 18 May, 2017

Absolutely loved this walk. Beautiful views! Easier than expected - made for a perfect day! :)

li&mike on 30 Apr, 2017

Awesome walk with some amazing views! Pretty steady climb but not too challenging. Even got to see an echidna.

Eileen on 30 Apr, 2017

Very foggy. No view of surrounding areas.

AdventureUndertaker on 25 Mar, 2017

Loved this hike❤⛰ Not hard when it comes to mountains. A great one to start mountain climbing on! The walk up is quite beautiful through some lovely rainforest and the view from the top is amazing 😍 Breath it in and enjoy 🙏💕

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Mel on 11 Mar, 2017

Great walk, relatively cool in summer. Very good views at the top. Careful of the stinging plants, you'll know them when you feel them sting ;) Park in the car park across the road and then make a dash on foot when safe.

Adrianlorax on 5 Feb, 2017

Great walk was an awesome treat to find wild raspberries near the top Yummy!

newt666 on 4 Feb, 2017


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