Mount Maroon Caves

Queensland
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A walk up from Cotswold trailhead to a cave on the northern side of the mountain.

Off track bush-bashing and some climbing.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
No Dogs Permitted
597m
Maximum Elevation
333m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start the usual place for Mount Maroon on Cotswold Road  

Maps

Best to find a trail on wikiloc that goes to the cave  

Route/Trail notes

After a few hundred meters of the usual summit track you need to head right (west) off the track. There are occasional cairns or white markers leading the way but it’s best to use wikiloc to not get lost.

You’ll come to the bottom of the huge cliffs which you follow west until you get to the cave. Be extra careful around this part since there’s a high risk of rock fall 

Permits/Costs

None 

Other References

See https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/mt-maroon-up-nth-west-via-cave-32338485 which also shows a way to get from the cave to the summit - which is much harder than the usual track 

Comments

What an epic trail!!! We did the cave route today, getting to the caves was pretty easy. There aren't any clear trails so you will need either Wikiloc or equivalent, or someone who has done it before. The caves are the easy part. The hard part was what came next if you want to do a summit push...

We went for the summit via the west ridge. There are even less trails to follow going that way. Definite bush bashing on this route. Lots of spiders and loose rocks and leaf litter making for some sketchy situations. Navigational skills are strongly advised in case your phone dies and you are alone.

Also when traversing along the rock wall below the cave, be careful for rock climbers above.

Nittus on 19 Jul, 2020

Not too hard to find the cave and great views once you get there. The cave to the summit was a lot more challenging navigationally! We used a GPS track from alltrails.

Heather T on 23 May, 2020

Great walk. Lost the track several times but then you would see a cairn and be okay. Ended up downloading a Wikiloc at one point and used that as a guide. The cave was amazing and so worth the trek.

Sheridan on 31 Aug, 2019

Great views from the cave. Faint track but easy to get sidetracked. Pretty tough just to the cave and going to the summit from the cave was too tough for me solo today.

Juiced Pixels on 9 Feb, 2019

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