Mount Larcom Walk

North Queensland

A steep climb up to the Mount Larcom TV relay station. The beginning of the track winds towards the base of the climb, lots of loose dirt and grass surrounding the trail. After ~400m or so, the trail becomes fairly steep. Most of the trail is covered in very loose rock and dirt, lots of tree roots sticking up out of the ground - they make excellent footholds but watch your footing as it can be slippery on the way down. The last section involves plenty of rock scrambling, almost vertical towards the peak. Bring plenty of water, even in the Winter as this is a fairly strenuous hike.

Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
652m
Maximum Elevation
7776m
Total Climb

Getting there

Head in towards Gladstone from the Bruce Highway (A1), follow the signs down to a dirt road to a grassy car park. 4WD probably better, although still very accessible with a small car. Single lane dirt road to the carpark is about 300m long - you could park on the street before this and simply walk to the start of the trail. 

Route/Trail notes

Undefined dirt track. Blue spray painted dots on rocks along the trail let you know you're on the right track. Fairly easy to navigate, just stay on the trail as there are old mineshafts in the area.

Permits/Costs

No permits needed.

Comments

Well marked with blue paint. Some steep bits indeed. Very windy at peak. But walk back is easy. Took me 2.5 hours.

Bing Vandergraaf on 2 Aug, 2019

This climb was quite difficult - very steep, lots of loose rock on the ground, and a great rock scramble towards the end. Amazing 360 views from the top which makes for some great photos! Bring lots of water, even in the winter. The climb took us 1h 40min, descent took 40min.

Jane Mousley on 20 Jul, 2019

I was so not prepared for this walk! It was harder than I imagined but well worth it. The trek is quite steep in some parts but the view at the top is gorgeous. It seemed very quiet which was nice given the narrow tracks at the top.

candycroc on 2018

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