Pages Pinnacle

Queensland
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DO NOT MAKE MARKINGS ALONG THIS TRAIL, THIS INCLUDES CARVING TREES AND PAINTING ROCKS

PLEASE RESPECT THE OUTDOORS AND LEAVE NO TRACE

Pages Pinnacle is a 400m high tertiary rhyolite volcanic plug on a ridge between Springbrook and the Numinbah Valley. It is located above the Nerang River within the Numinbah State Forest. The Yugambeh people called the pinnacle kundohikulli meaning rock shaped boat. The pinnacle, similar to other ancient volcanic landmarks in the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales hinterlands, is an acid volcanic rock containing at least 66% silica. The view at the top of the Pages Pinnacle overlooks Hinze Dam.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
410m
Maximum Elevation
350m
Total Climb

Getting there

From the Gold Coast, follow Nerang Murwillumbah road and turn left onto the Gold Coast Springbrook Road. Approximately 2-3 kilometres after the turn-off, there will be a car park which is next to the Scouts Numinbah Camp Site.

Maps

Wikiloc

Route/Trail notes

From the carpark, walk around the gate on the right and follow the fire trail. When you come to the first junction turn right. Then turn right again at the next junction, then left. You should be walking uphill for quite some time. When you see the pinnacle on your left, look for a small cairn near a large gum tree. The gum tree has 'PP' carved into it (DO NOT MAKE ANY MORE MARKINGS IN THE TREE) (ALSO NOTE there is a tree earlier on that goes to the base of the ridge, do not take this track). This is where you turn left to follow the track up to the ridge all the way to the pinnacle. The walk is quite steep and you my be walking with your head down so it is quite easy to walk past the tree so remember to look up occasionally.

Permits/Costs

N/A

Comments

Good steep climb. Took 50mins to reach summit.

Lihz on 7 Jul, 2020

From the carpark you follow a combination of firetrails and well marked bush tracks until reaching the ridge line. At that point there are two tracks, one on the left running down beside the ridge which leads to the highest point bypassing the iconic razorback ridgeline, and the other heading to the lookout via the ridge. We chose to head up the ridge track, and from there it is a short but fun section of easy scrambling to the lookout. Most people get to the lookout and turn around and head back, however if you descend from the ridge to the track below (or backtrack to the place the tracks diverge) you can continue walking to the very top. The views along the way are better than the views at the very top, but still very enjoyable and rewarding to get to the highest point.

Vonsnrub on 27 Jun, 2020

Fairly easy walk to the ridge quite narrow in places on the ridge a little scrambling great views

Kmxfitness on 21 Jun, 2020

Pages Pinnacle has two entrance points. One on Springbrook Road by Polly's cafe and one on Pine Creek Road. The Pine Creek one is not as steep. Maybe better for children. The Pages Pinnacle tree has etched on it a nice big PP if you can't see that. You have the wrong tree.
This is a great walk, lots of fun at the pinnacle. There is also a circuit you can do which is about 14km. Lots of different options. This is definitely going on my favourites list

RosieG on 20 Jun, 2020

Tough climb. Very steep the entire way. Well worth the effort for the amazing views at the top. We didn't manage to get to the razor edge as we had our 7yr old with us who struggled with the steep inclines which go almost all the way. Not much to see on the way up but when you get thter...oh my, AMAZING. We will go back again to complete the razor edge.

Moopy Juice on 18 Jun, 2020

Awesome hike! Great workout to reach the ridge line, and really exciting to scramble across the ridge line and enjoy the amazing views. Well worth it!

Sarah on 13 Jun, 2020

Quite easy to take the wrong turn. Look for pink ribbons at the intersections. There are often a few people on the trail if you get stuck. Strong climb but along a fire trail and not too lengthy. Hopping along the ridge is fun :)

ct__ on 17 May, 2020

Adding to the chorus... it's very easy to go the wrong way if you are following the wrong map on Wikiloc! We went the right way, then backtracked to the wrong way because of the Wikiloc map my friend chose. Ended up at the base of the ridge, and had to go back up. Stay on the fire trail until you see the Pinnacle tree. It's also very easy to miss, I happened to be looking around at that point and saw it, it's quite a steep section so easy to miss. We got to the pinnacle with an hour until sunset, and then it started to rain so didn't attempt the scramble. Will need to come back and finish it. We met some people who were coming back and they reiterated you can't see much from the second pinnacle because it's all overgrown.

sarasvati on 16 May, 2020

Good steep initial walk. Views from pinnacle are great but views from second pinnacle not worth the extra walk. Scramble was easy if careful and dry.

WogHiker on 9 May, 2020

Absolutely loved this one as not many people seem to know about it so we almost had the whole experience without seeing another soul.

Korina Meagher on 30 Dec, 2019

Did it today for the first time, solo. Steep walk to get to the rocky section that had me huffing and puffing. It was windy and semi cloudy which kept the temps down but made it slightly harder to scramble but still not too scary. I loved it. Total moving time was 1 hr 43 mins with a look at the water on my return and over shooting the engraved tree sign.

Rock Wallaby on 31 Oct, 2019

Great fun scrambling up the top, didn’t make it to the second peak but definitely doable if you take care and have some climbing experience

Karla on 29 Oct, 2019

Great hike with a easy scramble across the pinnacle.

Ryan Ramsay on 27 Oct, 2019

Step walk to for the first 2 thirds took my breath away and I almost missed the tree marked with the pinnacle turn off point.

The walk across the ridge was fun but quite nerve racking. Luckily the surface of the rock is quite abrasive so I never felt like I was going to slip even in sneakers.

I didn't make it across to the second peak (it was very sunny and I was starting to feel sun burnt, it's very exposed on the ridge, I don think it would be pleasant on a windy day), hopefully I will get a chance to go back and complete the walk.

samkramer on 4 Oct, 2019

Absolutely no idea how anyone could do this hike plus the scramble, scratch that straight up climb, to the very end in anywhere under 4 hours on first attempt. Don't turn off the fire trail until you reach the tree with PINNACLE scraped into it in the photos, any other trails are rock climbers trails and you'll waste you time and energy (like us ahah) if you are looking for the pinnacle. The scramble along the razorback took myself and my friend 2 hours but was exhilarating and pant-wetting and I'd definitely do it again. Do not do this climb/scramble unless you have proper hiking boots you are temping death on sheer cliffs and slippery rocks. Fantastic all round, reminded me what it feels like to be alive.

Sasha Walker on 2 Oct, 2019

3h30m walk, would have been shorter but I got lost. The instructions on this (AB) site are good, although seem to take you away from the peak at first. I thought I knew better and walked a couple of km I didn't need to. Please don't make my mistake!
When you're on the right track, it just seems to go uphill for ever. Turnoff to left clearly marked The Pinnacle on a tree. Excellent scramble over razorback at top; bad place to fall off; but outstanding views when you get there. Might as well do both peaks, but second one is a bit overgrown, limits photo options. Definitely a good walk!

John F on 9 Aug, 2019

Signs up stating ROCK CLIMBING PROHIBITED

Juiced Pixels on 6 Aug, 2019

Been wanting to get out and get this hike done for a while. Finally had some time spare to get it done. Awesome hike, just wish I had of worn my trail shoes instead of sneakers for the scramble up top. Will be back in better shoes to reach the very end of the scramble in the future

AT165 on 27 Jul, 2019

Amazing views. Ridges very fun, but be careful.

Mkos on 3 Jul, 2019

Amazing views, keep left and head down to reach the main peak.

Garth on 1 Jul, 2019

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