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.

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 walk with a nice track all the way up. When you get to the peak the view is just beautiful . Well worth the effort👍🏻

Marty on 7 Jan, 2017

Great views

Roberts Newell on 7 Jan, 2017

Tried to keep my eyes peeled for the nettle but was inevitably distracted and found each section with my shins. Getting pretty thick near the summit. Still a great walk and that ridge at the top is certainly a memorable lunch spot.

SgtZimm on 17 Dec, 2016

Mount Mitchell is an excellent climb for walkers of any fitness level. The views from the top are outstanding and well worth it. We managed to complete the walk in 2.5 hours return. It is worth noting that there is a large section of stinging nettles approximately half way along the track, so long pants are recommended. I completed this walk as a part of my Movember challenge and if you are interest check out my video of the walk -

Buschie on 25 Nov, 2016

Enjoyed this walk, although there were lot of stingy nettles. Antihystime when I got home. The falls next I think.

Dianne on 13 Nov, 2016

Nice walk , some great views !

Adventurous Jaye on 30 Oct, 2016

Absolutely loved this walk. Yes it is uphill just about the whole way but nothing significant. Some steps the closer you get to the top with a few quiet uneven so a little extra care needs to be taken. Especially one spot where you have to go up and then down steps with a open view to the magnificent valley below. The views at the top is well worth the efforts. I was fortunate enough to have the top all to myself on this day and I sat there and had a snack, rehydrated and listened to the wind in total peace while soaking in the views.

Steve F on 30 Oct, 2016

Loved this track. Great views at the top, with a steady incline all the way up. Would definitely recommend it for anyone with a moderate fitness level.

Caitlyn Worland on 23 Oct, 2016

Highly recommend! The top of Mount Mitchell is something you want to experience and the trail itself is just as stunning. The walk is easy with a long but gradual incline. Total walking time for my partner and I at a casual pace 2 hrs and 50 minutes including photo ops.

If you're keen, below is a link to a short YouTube video of our hike. :)

caus_91 on 1 Oct, 2016

a bit muddy for the first couple of Km, a hiking pole could help. Sweet vegetation variety and lovely views at the top. Not a large viewing platform though so smaller groups recommended. Also car parking is limited. Easy to moderate steepness (about 10km hike). Nice for backpack training if not too muddy. Oh and there are stingy plants around the trail! :)

agms on 17 Sep, 2016

Really beautiful views and not just at the top. The walk was easier than expected and was wonderful how it changed from the feeling of being in a rain forest to dry bush.
I actually got completely confused after reading the 'mount cordeaux' track info on here and thought the mt mitchell track lead to bare rock. I didn't realise till I got home after the walk! however I am so glad I did this walk and easily could have stayed fooled as the top ends on a big rock and the views are breathtaking!

Justine on 3 Sep, 2016

Really enjoyable walk even in a bit of light rain. Once quickly away from the noise of the national highway traversing the pass you're immersed in various types of dense forest, before a bit of an adrenaline buzz to be enjoyed along the knife edge. Great views - will be back on a sunny day!

GackJibs on 14 Jul, 2016

Amazing views!!! nice easy track, different types of forest, a walk through the gap. perfect. 3 hours return for fit people taking time to enjoy the views.

B_T on 9 Jul, 2016

A beautiful walk on a sunny winter's day! We made it up in 1.5 hours but were much slower on the descent, partly because some of the steps were slippery and the track muddy and partly because of blisters. A brilliant view!

happyteacher on 28 Jun, 2016

We loved this walk. Got up early morning and was freezing cold but very worth it. Track was easy to navigate however there was a fair bit of debris over it after recent storms. Amazing views the whole way up. We made a little video about our adventure to Mt Mitchell, feel free to click the link below to give it a watch!

Adventures of LvH and C George on Jun, 2016

Great walk. 10.2km. Dragged the 3 youngens along. They enjoyed it. 1h30 up & 1h10 down. We did have a close encounter with a kangawallabaroobat.

GJM85 on 10 Apr, 2016

Great clear maintained track and relatively easy walk with a variety of different zones from rainforest to dry rocky outcrop at top. The view from the top is amazing, but unfortunately a bit hazy on this day. I reached the top at about 9:30, but think an early morning start in the dark to get up the top for the sunrise would be well worth doing.

Saw a good variety of birdlife and a big goanna.

Adam Higgins on 3 Apr, 2016

This track is beautiful as always, with unparalleled views from the summit. Since my last visit quite a few stinging nettles have sprung up along the track toward the summit, take care. Also saw an echidna.

mjorn_ on Feb, 2016

Beautiful walk with a gorgeous view from the summit.
Almost tread on a snake, so keep your eyes to the trail ;)

Josha on 2 Jan, 2016

Amazing views and the climb is not too difficult. Watch out for leeches (we got two each) and stinging nettle (urtica dioica), they really hurt! Highly recommend wearing long pants for this walk.

Rob Nicholson on 26 Dec, 2015


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