At 632m Mt Edwards is the conical-shaped peak rising beside the Cunningham Highway. The national park was gazetted in 1966. It encompasses Mt Edwards, Little Mt Edwards, part of Reynolds Creek as well as a very nice gorge with pine trees on one side.

Lookouts
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
631m
Total Climb
521m

Getting there

Get to Aratula then signage to Lake Moogerah on the left

Maps

 

Route/Trail notes

walk across the dam wall and then you come to the beginning of the track. It is well marked and rocky all the way up. From the Gorge Lookout there great views of Little Mt Edwards. Be careful at cliff edges. Once at the top there is a survey marker. As well as different lookouts offering many vantage points.

Permits/Costs

No costs required

Other References

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/moogerah-peaks/about.html#Mount_Edwards_summit

p244 Take a Walk in South East QLD ISBN 9780957793170

Comments

We did the walk today early in the morning, took us 49 min to the top and about the same time down hill. A nice and well track all the way except a bit rocky underfoot at mid section. Slight disappointment that we were unable to see the Lake from the summit. Overall enjoyed this short walk!

orienteer88 on 21 Sep, 2017

We did this walk today with my 4yr old and 11yr old, they both loved the walk and the youngest walked the whole way up and down by himself, will do this again.

motogp_champ on 19 Sep, 2017

Started at midday, not a good idea. Was very hot with little breeze and patchy shade.
Easy to follow track, fair amount of loose rocks, so good shoes are a must. It's a constant climb, so a moderate level of fitness is needed.
I recommend insect repellent; mosquito's, sandflies and god knows what else gave it a good go, even biting through my shirt once I'd lathered on some deet.
Shared the track with a monitor lizard for a while, which was amazing.
Took 1.5hrs up and 1hr down and if I'm honest, while it was a good walk, given how long it took, I'd rather do Mt Mitchell again.

TJ on 13 Aug, 2017

Found the steeper bits quite a challenge, definitely one done best in the early morning. Great views at the top.

luvwalking on 15 Jul, 2017

The start of this hike is at the picturesque Fred Haigh Park at Lake Moogerah 🏞
This park has bbq's, shaded picnic areas, toilets as well as a lovely little cafe.
To get to the start of this hike you need to walk over the dam wall🏞 Please take note that the dam wall access is only permited 6am - 6pm ⏰

It took me about 1.5hrs to reach the summit and I actually found it more challenging than Mt Cordeaux/Bare Rock. I am on the tail end of the flu and laryngitis though, so my health and fitness aren't much to go on at the moment 😕

The hike is only about 3km but from the halfway point it is pretty much all up hill. From this halfway point you will see Little Mt Edwards straight across and straight up is the summit of Mt Edwards ⛰

When you reach the summit the view and the feeling of gratitude and love is a moment where no words are needed because you just relish being in the Now 🙏

There are plenty of places to find in the shade to just be and feel love 💖
This is a great hike that I would say a moderate level of fitness is needed. The track is very visible all the way up. I would definitely recommend doing this one early in the morning 🌄 and in our cooler months ❄ There is a lot of scrub 🌳🌾 that covers this mountain and I can only imagine how hot and steamy it would get in sumer time 🏜

It only took me about 45min to get back down.

👟⛰ 💕🙏

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Mel on 8 Jul, 2017

The view at the top is worth it. Not a difficult walk but it will get the heart pumping. About 2 hours total walking time. The lake beside the hill is stunning.

Marc Brownlie on 2 Jul, 2017

awesome walk...good workout..a couple of cliff edges but nothing too dangerous if you stick to the path ,sign marks the start of the cliffs. can be done with kids but under supervision at all times..a few trees across the path but nothing you cant climb over..watch out for your eyes as heaps of thorns and leaves at eye level...

Ashwin on 17 Jun, 2017

Awesome views from the summit. Would recommend this hike for an early morning.

Lynx on 6 May, 2017

Nice 3 hr return walk on a busy trail.

Wig on 1 May, 2017

Nice early hike on good friday, perfect cool conditions for the steeper bits

J on 15 Apr, 2017

The view was stunning from the summit. Pretty easy walk but it did get a little tougher from the middle up, rocky and can get slippery when raining. Entrance from Lake Moogerah Haigh Park's dam bridge, open 5.30am to 5.30pm (some days to 6.30pm). Will climb again. Took us 2 hours return with about 30minutes spent on the summit. Highly recommended.

Tiffanie on 14 Apr, 2017

Great hike. We did it in the late afternoon (would recommend early morning) and managed to complete it in a little under 3 hours. I did this hike with my 3 kids, aged 6,7 and 9 years old. Some parts were a bit challenging for little legs, with some steep sections climbing up loose rocks, a few fallen trees to go under and or over and some cliff edges to be mindful of about halfway up/down. At top the views were stunning! Although the kids were exhausted, they all loved it!

cmccall84 on 12 Apr, 2017

Great walk. I think this can be "hard" for some people. Definitely a bit above medium for me. No scrambling, just uphill quite steep in some sections. Nice views at the top but just a small area. Good training walk. 1.5 hour to go up and a bit less to go down.

Philadelphia on 4 Mar, 2017

Went up early this morning. A nice walk - not very hard at all. Great views from the top. Watch the edge. 1:04 up and 54mins back down.

Full review here: https://juiced.blog/2017/02/27/mt-edwards/

Juiced Pixels on 25 Feb, 2017

Did this walk today, took us just over 3 hours return trip with awesome views at the top. We didn't start until about 0930 to 1000 but would recommend starting as early as possible as the heat was a bit much today. Enjoyed the walk, track is good, didn't need to use hands at all but lots of rocks to climb over and some fallen tree/branches to climb over. Would do it again.

Linda363 on 14 Dec, 2016

We tackled Mt Edwards today and boy were we greeted with some stunning views from the summit.

It took us 1hr 20mins to hike up and 1 hour to descend, pretty sure those 20mins going up were taken up with photo opportunities along the way. The climb was steep but enough to do it without walking poles, although the poles would come in handy for the descent to assist with taking pressure off the knees from what I discovered. Lots of rocky steps but not overly large so it wasn't difficult to get past them.

Note to turn back towards Lake Moogerah as you ascend a little further up from the dam wall and take in the sights from there through the gaps in the trees. The views throughout the climb are beautiful.

I would highly recommend starting the climb as early as possible (particularly during Summer) in the morning as it can be extremely hot and today's 34 degree temperatures made the climb a little more challenging than anticipated. Once we reached the summit though we were welcomed by the cool breeze coming up from the valley which was very pleasant. We had a morning snack at the summit whilst taking in the spectacular views.
It's always lovely to be able to sit back and appreciate the views after a climb, taking it all in.

Bring swimmers for after the climb as a dip in the lake will be so refreshing after a fews on the mountain.
Seqwater has a designated swimming area which is located at A G Muller Park or Lake Moogerah Caravan Park.

I would definitely visit Mount Edwards again.


MeriNips on 6 Nov, 2016

Simple walk. 1 hour up and about 40 minutes down. The views at the top were nice but I felt that the track was rather hidden from good views for most of the walk up (bar a section about half way where there was an exposed section of rock with a good view). A good walk for beginners with at least some level of fitness. Track was well trodden and easy to follow. I was expecting something a lot steeper and challenging given the QLD government Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing have given this walk a 'Class 5' rating. (The same rating as Mount Barney and Mount Maroon)... Personally, I prefer steep and scrambling types of hikes. Will be keen to give Mt Greville a go next time I'm out this way.

Chris on Nov, 2016

Finally conquered Mt Edwards. Had tried a few years ago with several children in tow and me the only adult. Needless to say did not make it. Feeling quite tired by the end. Doing a walking lunge and squat class the day before definitely NOT recommended. Took kids (13 and 10) and they did struggle a little. We all made it in the end. Lunch at the cafe at the car park is a great motivator :-)

A sign somewhere near the top telling you how much further you have to go wouldn't go astray especially when you seem to get to the hundredth up bit (Yes I know it is only a Mount but still was a bit demoralising in places). Take plenty of water as even in "winter" it was quite warm.

Leeanne on 10 Aug, 2016

Challenging in some parts but for the most of it a moderate hike with a good view at the top. Nice little cafe back at the lake to have a meal after finishing the hike. Can be slippery in the wet so wear the appropriate footwear.

Grant on Aug, 2016

Note - I don't climb mountains regularly but wouldn't consider my fitness to be too bad.
This was hard work! It's consistently steep and hard work on the knees (fair amount of irregular rock steps). My partner and I stopped regularly. Very rarely does it flatten out (mainly right near the summit).
I would recommend bringing lunch up and sitting up the top soaking in the views. It's worth the climb but make sure you head up early so it's not too hot. We started at the dam at 0630.

Gilbert on 22 May, 2016

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