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.


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

Great Hike! It was similar to Mt Cordeaux in difficulty but perhaps a touch more difficult in the second quarter. And that's mostly because this section was a little steep and there's not much shade coverage. You are in bush for this section not rainforest. But is eases back in rainforest again when you are on the southern side of the mountain. Definitely take lots of water at least 3L on a hot say. Great views at the top. It was a really nice hike with the surrounds and scenery changing regularly.

BeckNWood on 10 Mar, 2019

Clear track, fun and relatively easy. Misty at the top when we hiked and saw a python on the way down. Would go back on a clear day!

Celine on 20 Jan, 2019

Completed this walk for sunrise. It's the second time I've gone up in the dark. This is a really great one to do for sunrise. The track is very easy and if you walk briskly you can get to the top in under 70 mins.

Truly the best place in SE Qld to watch sunrise, and which is also reasonably accessible.

Dan456 on 12 Jan, 2019

Had a day to kill, so decided to do this walk again having done it over 10 years ago. No one else on the walk despite many cars in the car park. Thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the views from the top.

Brian on 8 Jan, 2019

Great walk , advise getting there early to secure a carpark

JOHN DELANEY on 6 Jan, 2019

This was my first bush walk and it was a great one to start with. Steady incline with some challenging areas. Took us 1hr30mins up and 1hr down.

scostello4 on 6 Jan, 2019

Did this walk in 3 hours with two 5 year olds. Beautiful walk. Very straightforward and awesome views. We had a few stops including a lunch stop at the top. Kids loved it. Adults loved it. Great family walk.

Cityofangels on 31 Dec, 2018

Started at 3.30am to get to the summit for sunrise. Beautiful sections of rainforest, plenty of bird life and rock wallabies along the way up. Some steep stairs along the top sections, sure footing is a must. Views were spectacular in every direction, great to get an overview of the area.

Tanya on 23 Dec, 2018

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

Lovely walk through the changing landscape of the mountain, saw a koala scampering up a tree, timed it perfectly by reaching the top before the cloud set in to spoil the view.

Christine on 21 Oct, 2018


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