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

Maps:

Mount Walsh National Park

Route/Trail notes:

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

Permits/Costs:

None. There is a bush camp towards the Pinacles.

Other References/Comments:

None made.

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

Set out early as we like to do when the morning is fresh for the warm up the mountain. Was surprised to see water tracking out of the rocks today on the climb. So that in itself created a small challenge, not so much for me but for my husband who is built differently to me. However we still made it up to the top in which I explored more than I had before really hoping to find the path for the tassel track to the four sisters but I was not lucky enough today to find so I will save that for next time. I did travel all the way to the north end of the top and I could look down on the sisters which seemed so far down. Always a good climb. I will get to the sisters one day when I'm less time poor and have more time to explore😊

Valda Wakefield on 12 Apr, 2021

Started the walk early in the morning around 7.30 am. Low gradient to start increasing steeply from the base. Track clearly marked with tape. Care needs to be taken on the ascent due to loose rocks and slippery rock faces. Two small climbs up crevices, ropes have been attached. I suggest you carefully check the condition of the ropes before using them. The top of the mountain is open. Walkers need good non slip footwear and plenty of water. This is a great walk for experienced bushwalkers

David Eke on 12 Apr, 2021

Great climb. Early start to catch the sunrise but slippery after rain overnight

Diana on 9 Apr, 2021

Went up this in Easter Monday and looks like sometime has added a rope for the beginning of the climb. How long that will last who knows. Sadly this day it rained so the rock face was too slippery to safely climb up with the extra newbies we brought along but will be going back again because it's always worth it at the top!

Valda Wakefield on 5 Apr, 2021

Great walk. Not for the unfit but definitely doable.

Kelvin on 13 Mar, 2021

On this day took my co workers with me. It was a HOT day, we began the climb about 10am. I'd packed extra water as I suspected they wouldn't have enough. Even with my 3 litre backpack and a couple bottles we ran out. This day it took 2 hours up and an hour and a half down. I'd done this before around the same time but it had been overcast and I had similar fitness companion. Today was varied levels of fitness and did I mention it was hot haha anyhoo these girls still made it up and down all with fear of heights they conquered fear for the day. It really is an enjoyable feat especially once you're down again you feel accomplished. My favorite time to climb is still early as the sun is not as hot but I always enjoy this climb regardless of time of day but I am quite fit 😊

Valda Wakefield on 23 Feb, 2021

So set off today on an overcast day in aim to beat our last time. We began the climb at 10.25 but it wasn't as hot because of cloud coverage. I was amazed at how it all seemed different from the last time but last time was 7 start and we were new to combing. We've since climbed a few more and gained more skill and equipment ie appropriate shoes and hydrate back pack... very useful by the way. This climb today felt quicker and even less distance... tried a few different climbing avenues and as always so grateful for the ribbons that are guides and paint on rocks or tees that help lead the way. Today being quite fit we went up and down in an hour and fourteen minutes. First time was an hour forty five minutes up and an hour and four minutes down so a massive time jump for us. I still advise to take caution always with foot placement on track or during climb and use your arms as well . I personally get low on descension as I can reach objects easier then if I were standing and you've less chance of falling forward. Great climb I'm sure I'll do again... maybe take my other kids up one day.

Valda Wakefield on 8 Feb, 2021

Mount Walsh was my first climb and I went in with no idea what to expect. We began the ascend approximately 7am. The track itself is very natural terrain and while a slight slant at the beginning it became fairly steep quickly. Take lots of water as it can be quite warm. There's enough space for rest brakes. There's ribbon and paint on rocks and trees to help guide you along the way when you might not know where to go. You'll know it's time to rock climb when you get to a flat slanted rock face. No ropes or chain just find areas you can grab or put your foot in and make your way up. Total time up was 1 hour 45 minutes . The top is glorious and spacious with plenty of great views. Descending was approximately 1 hour. Just take your time climbing down the rocks then be wary when going down the bush track as using your legs for braking for a length of time they might tremble a little. I'm definitely going back to try get a quicker time.

Valda Wakefield on 28 Dec, 2020

Nice 2 hr return walk at good pace. Some scrambling.
Did this at 5am before the Bundaberg chess tournament!

Chesspeople on 21 Nov, 2020

What a beautiful walk. Can't wait to go back in winter for a sunrise walk.

Tess on 20 Sep, 2020

This is a beautiful hike with breathtaking views at the top! There is a couple of rock climb sections but there are lots of hand holds and they’re only short so you get a chance to re-coupe before carrying on. The view is incredible and there is lots to explore along the top. We are moderately fit and it took us 3 hrs up and back including lots of breaks, time at the top and taking our time in the climbing sections. One of my fav hikes!

MELG on 29 Aug, 2020

Second time I have attempted this walk and the first time I have made it to the top. First time I traveled up with my 17 year old daughter and my 4 year old daughter. 17 year old made it to the top but I had to pull up before the final scramble as was concerned about the 4 year getting up and down. This time I made it up with my 11 and 6 year old boys. Took 4 hrs including 30-45 minute stop at the top. Recommend this walk. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. The surface is loose in places but manageable.

Dave on 20 Jul, 2020

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

Yep.. this one was hard. Unless youre a sherpa or mountaineer wear good sturdy, grippy footwear, bring enough water according to the season. It also helps to bring a length of rope fashioned into a rope ladder if you have friends that are arent used to rock scrambling.

Parks will usually remove any rope that has been strung up previously.

The views from the top are magic but this is a good rock scramble that is not for the feint of heart. Take your time, watch your footings and hand holds, and youll be fine.

Google other experiences by other walkers to get your head around the walk but remember it is a challenge for the un initiated.

Matt on 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

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