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At 632 m Mt Edwards is the conical-shaped peak rising beside the Cunningham Highway close to Aratula. 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. After crossing the dam wall, sign says 3 km to the summit, but it is the elevation gain that gets the heart pumping. You start at about 150 m elevation and summit is 634 m, so almost 500 m rise. The hike up can be divided into three parts. First part is gradual rise to a rocky slab with good views of Little Mt Edwards and the gorge between them containing Reynolds Creek. Second section is steep with loose rocks so care is needed. Final part to the summit is gradual rise again for about 600 m. A bit of exploration can be done to the right and left when you reach the top.

No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Get to Aratula then signage to Lake Moogerah on the left



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.


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Other References

p244 Take a Walk in South East QLD ISBN 9780957793170

GPS Tracks


Fantastic views from the summit.
Track has many large/high steps and is covered in loose scree/cobbles.
3.5 hour return trip for our group today with many stops to catch our breath and/or admire the views.
Very enjoyable.

Mark on 26 Jun, 2020

Not too sure if I’m really unfit or if this walk should be classified as hard... Well worth the jelly legs at the summit with beautiful 180 degree views. The view from the dam wall was impressive.

Kayla on 8 Jun, 2020

Quite a nice walk bit steep in a couple of places. Probably not the best walk on a really hot day. Only a 180 degree views at the top.

ian parker on 21 Mar, 2020

Need to go to Moogerah Peaks National Park in Google Maps to find Haigh Park and the carpark next to the dam. Pleasant hike. Food at the Dam Cafe was delicious.

Whicheverway on 15 Mar, 2020

We left at 7:40am - it was pretty warm by 9:00am when we reached the top - we would leave earlier next time. We needed a few breathers in the second half - it’s a steep trek. But worth it for the gorgeous views.

jpcleary on 2 Feb, 2020

I can see what people mean by gruelling. Ugh. We started at 5:15pm and summited at about 6:20. Beautiful breeze at the top but be prepared for the second kilometre to kick your butt. My fitness is admittedly a bit low as I'm coming off a leg injury, possibly not the best return-to-hiking hike. The view across the dam wall at the end was gorgeous after sunset though. We had a bit of a moment worrying we'd be shut in as the sign says "public access to dam wall 5:30am - 6:30pm" but we exited around 7 and the gate was open. Probably a better winter hike than summer hike!

sarasvati on 4 Jan, 2020

New Years Eve hike with the family- they're right about the heart pumping! Great hike but tough on the little ones... the views are stunning

Ozzie J on 31 Dec, 2019

Sheer steep hike from hell!!!

Anonymous on 19 Oct, 2019

49 minutes up, 30 minutes down

JakeTheHiker1 on 3 Jul, 2019

Completed with a 5 and 7 year old - well worth the up hill push.

James Watkins on 2 Jul, 2019

Did this with my 7 year old, nice day to be out.
90 minutes up and 70 minutes down

andre on 29 Jun, 2019

Amazing views at the the summit, bit of cardio required but was doing it quite briskly. Highly recommend!

Karshing on 29 Jun, 2019

Steep walk that was well marked (track with steps etc) views from top spectacular

Travlinon on 22 Jun, 2019

We were going to do mount Greville for sunrise but could not navigate to the correct area so we did mount edwards instead! Steady incline the whole way up but was worth it at the top! Couldn’t see anything going up as it was still dark but good to see everything on the way down! Nice quick hike would do it again

Nikki B on 16 Jun, 2019

Surprised to pass at least 3 different walkers in thongs. Not sure how they went with the rocky bits. The ascent, which took under an hour, got the heart racing and I needed a shirt change at the summit. Not much to see while climbing, but various views through trees at the peak were wonderful.

Bing Vandergraaf on 15 Jun, 2019

Fairly consistent climb up, good track with some loose stones for the middle third- but not slippery. Nice views from the top. The dam is also very scenic.

Ross on 12 May, 2019

Well worth it of the view!! Short but tuff

Sally on 27 Apr, 2019

Walk across the Dam wall and follow the signs. A steep climb to the top but not a difficult walk. Pace yourself and enjoy the views

Rob on 24 Apr, 2019

This is a really nice hike!

A really well defined trail and some good elevation to get the blood pumping. View from the summit is well worth the climb.

DanielYNWA on 22 Apr, 2019

Lovely scramble to the top. Nice view from the top :)

Caroline Kaup on 21 Apr, 2019


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