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Fantastic views from the top of Mt Walsh. the climb can be difficult up at the last part. The trail is easy to follow if you have basic trail sense and is marked with flag tape and arrows painted onto rocks. No ropes are need but hand over hand climbing is required for the last part.

Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
681m
Maximum Elevation
462m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Drive from Biggenden towards Maryborough along Maryborough-Biggenden Rd and approx 2.6km out of Biggebden you turn right into National Park Rd (this is well signed), then follow National Park Rd to the end where you will reach Mt Walsh Natiional Park (Mt Walsh Section) picnic area car park. Summit track starts from there.

Maps:

None found.

Route/Trail notes:

The first part  of the walk is quite easy through bush with a well defined trail but as the walk assends you need to climb over rocks and through tight cravases. The top of the mountain is quite flat and can be explored easily, upon  return some sliding is required during the desent. Allow a good half day or full day if intending to hike in surrounding bushland

Permits/Costs:

No cost as there is no camping allowed and no permits required.

Other References/Comments:

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Comments

Nice walk, don't be deterred by the sign saying 7 hrs return. I am 42 & did car park to summit return in 2hrs. Elderly or people with kids may take about 4 hrs. A fit adult would suffice with a 1.25 L water bottle in the cooler months. (600ml was ample for myself)

Zeeben on 21 Jun, 2020

Enjoyable walk to the top

Adam on 24 May, 2020

Great Walk. Easy to follow

Andrew on 11 Apr, 2020

Hard incline on the way up and scramble to end but absolutely 100% worth the views. Bring a backpack with more water than you need.

Natalia on Jan, 2020

Took my 9 and 11yr old kids on this epic, at times sketcky but exciting track.
What a way to strengthen trust and bond with your kids by working together to make it to the top and enjoy the magnificent views.
We will be back for sure.

Mackattack on 6 Oct, 2019

We did this hike as a family with our 2 kids, aged 6 and 9. Both managed the walk well with minimal assistance on the rock scrambles. It took us about 2 1/2 hours total which included about 20 minutes at the top. We all really enjoyed the hike and great views to be seen from the top and at most points up the mountain. Definitely would do it again!

Christine on 29 Sep, 2019

Hell of a climb, but rewarding when you make it to tbe top! Hardest one I have done yet. Didn't think I'd make it!
Feel accomplished. The ascent to the face of the mountain is actually harder than the scramble climb. Very steep. Great views even if it was awfully hazy, dusty air about today. Beautiful prehistoric granite, covered in lychen and surrounded by native flora.

Beau on 7 Sep, 2019

One of the best mountains we've climbed. The last scramble looks harder than it is, though can still be a little daunting on the way down. We started climbing in the afternoon so had to make our way down before we lost the light but would have been nice to see if we could get to the other peaks from the summit. Great views in all directions and lots of interesting features along the way.

JayWalker on 12 Jul, 2019

My first solo hike as a female. Take lots of water, energy snacks, and make sure you wear grippy shoes for the rock climbing parts. Met the loveliest couple during this hike who showed me how to navigate. It can be hard to see the spray paint or ribbons on trees. Have fun!

Tegan Atkins on 29 Jun, 2019

Beautiful walk tough at the top scrambled over huge granite boulders. Found it a little scary especially on the way down.

Emma on 21 May, 2019

fun walk and a great view at the end. Pace yourself for the steep incline in the beginning and be prepared for slippery rock faces on the final scramble up. Choose the shoes and pants well :-) bum sliding down was mandatory!

hikeaway on 12 May, 2019

A fantastic walk! Constant incline and difficult at spots- the rock climb etc. loose rocks and rock faces can be slippery so do walk with caution!

Smyles on 23 Mar, 2019

Challenging terrain well worth the effort for the spectacular view tracks are not that defined and rocky ...usually some tape to guide you ..loved it

Jimmy h on 9 Mar, 2019

I love this walk! Great view from the top but must say that there is plenty of loose rock and the last 10-20 metres is a challenging scramble. Well worth it.

Flindersia on 15 Feb, 2019

Great hike/climb, one of my favourite to date, rewarded by magnificent views from the top . The rock scrambling part was fun and a good challange. That section isn't too exposed, so a slip is unlikely to result in a fall causing death or serious injury IMO.

Timmy on 28 Dec, 2018

If anyone has done Spicers Peak then you will know what you are in for because this was VERY similar. Up hill the whole way so mentally prepare yourself for that beforehand (no levelling out for a break). Starts with a steepish ascent then some easy scrambling to the summit (the most enjoyable part in my opinion). Nothing overly dangerous, Beewah is still the most intense scrambling I've done. Very well tracked, some possible opportunities to go astray but so long as you follow the biggest track and the ribbons on the scrambling parts, GPS won't be required. At the top I was a bit surprised to see other minor peaks in the ranges higher than Mt Walsh, including one a few hundred meters away. Went to go try my luck getting to the top of it but there is dense vegetation and no track and didn't look like there was any view there. Unlike the top of Mt Walsh which had an excellent 270 degree view. Took about 3 and a half hours to drive there from Brisbane and less time to climb it, enjoy the view and head back down, but still worth it!

Vonsnrub on 26 Dec, 2018

Great views once you get up to the top. The first half is a hard hike uphill, then a scramble to get to the top. It was a hot day, and took us 3hrs including 30min at top. Definitely wouldn't want to do it in the wet.

noniej on 13 Dec, 2018

Fantastic hike with some climbing required toward the summit. Great views from the top. The trail is marked with streamers and is fairly easy to follow. There is a nice picnic area, rainwater tank, and well-maintained toilets at the start of the hike.

Angelica on 11 Dec, 2018

Did not quite get to the top...will be back in September to conquer that

Stalena on 19 May, 2018

Do not recommend this walk when wet. My friends and I took on the mountain towards the end of a morning rain shower. This made the path extremely slippery.
The rock climb/scramble at the top was a moderate challenge, as we are not experienced climbers. Unfortunately we didn't get much of a view from the top due to a lot of cloud, fog and light rain, but some gorgeous lookouts on the way up/down.
I would not recommend this climb for young children. Take plenty of water and a first aid kit in case of any sprained or twisted ankles - either would be very easy to acquire, especially when wet and slippery!
Quite a fun, if challenging, walk despite the rain.

LaurenLiz on 7 May, 2018

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