Mt Cordeaux forms the Northern side of Cunningham's Gap. The track ends at a platform just below the main peak and is ideal for viewing South, down the length of Main Range National Park. There are also good views of the Moogerah Peaks, Mt Barney and North to the Mistake Mountains.

National Parks signage officially lists this walk as Grade 4 difficulty (most of the track is unsealed, with hazards such as tree roots/rocks, muddy sections and occasional tree-falls across the path). Walkers with a moderate level of fitness should find this a comfortable walk and be able to complete it in under the given timeframe.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn into a carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Cordeaux trailhead is on the same side of the road as the carpark.


The track is clearly marked so no map is required, however the Sunmap Cunninghams Gap sheet covers the area.

Further Walks

The Mt Cordeaux track continues on to Bare Rock/Morgan's Walk and is worth the effort if you have the time. Allow 4.5 hours to complete the full track.


A stunner of a walk with a very steady and gentle incline which surprised and delighted us over and over again. The terrain changes constantly, the views are incredible and the lookout points numerous, and foot traffic was pretty light. The only down side was that the first half or so of the track was very muddy, but thank goodness no leaches! This is my second time doing the hike and it's still one of my favourites. Planning to do it again soon for sunrise :)

Laurelle Simleit on 9 Apr, 2022

Great walk with ever-changing scenery & amazing views! I would class this as medium, not hard. The track was easy to follow, however, a little muddy in places.
I did Bare Rock & Morgans Walk as well. It took me about 1.5 hours to get to Cordeaux lookout, then about another 1/2 hour to get to Bare Rock. Both are definitely worthwhile.
It was pretty cloudy on the way up, so views were limited, but it cleared up by the time I got to Bare Rock, so I was able to take in the views on the way back down. Beautiful!

Suz on 2 Apr, 2022

Very cloudy but still a nice view

TrinaAtley on 19 Mar, 2022

One of the best walks in seq. Bit muddy after some rain but still amazing

Chris on 12 Mar, 2022

Have done this walk a few times at all different times of the year. Started late today (7.30am) but it was terrific…weather was perfect and cool (ish) in the rainforest…lots of wallabies and birds and very quiet on the track. Walked to Mt Cordeaux and then onto Bare Rock, a total of 12.5km. A slight incline with stairs until you get to the top… my Garmin estimated about 170 flights of stairs but it didn’t feel like that much. Can’t wait to do this one again and again - the views are spectacular.

S K on 18 Feb, 2022

Fairly easy and short hike to the summit on a very popular trail. Spectacular views though would definitely recommend.

David Pawley on 1 Feb, 2022

Great Walk

Sam on Feb, 2022

Hiked to the Mount Cordeuax summit and Bare Rock on a beautiful cool and rainy day. Very muddy for the first half but better under foot from halfway. Morgans Walk was borderline inaccessible due to how overgrown it has become. With stinging plants visible we did not proceed. Alerted the ranger at the base but wouldn’t recommend that detour unless it is cleared

RobandHarry on 2 Dec, 2021

Nice walk after the rain.

J Manning on 30 Oct, 2021

Definitely a good walk, espescially if you add in the bare rock track. Took us about an hour to reach the summit. Lovely views from the top!

melted_cheese on 10 Sep, 2021

Good trails, perfect for group walking. View is worth.

James on 9 Sep, 2021

Fairly easy, winding, nice short link to Bare Rock, lovely views

Bruce on Aug, 2021

Cool day so easy walk; 1 hour 40min

Carmen on 31 Jul, 2021

Sunrise hike - so worth waking at 3am!

Eleasa on 24 Jul, 2021

Nice easy to follow walking track with exceptional views. Quite muddy in parts due to recent rain. Lots of wildlife along the way, even saw a large snake on the path heading towards Bare rock.

Danni on 14 Jul, 2021

Great walk through rainforest to the peak. Lots of birdlife. Beautiful views at the top. Easy to moderate with set trail to follow. Breathtaking views at top.

Susan on 29 May, 2021

Add the walk to Bare Rock and Morgan’s Way , the total walk is approx 14.5 k return. The track is easy to follow.

Lyn on 29 May, 2021

So beautiful, one of my favourite hikes so far. The last bit that transitions from deep rainforest to exposed mountain edge is mind blowing! Cruisey walk, bit of exercise but nothing crazy.

Kaina on 23 May, 2021

Great hike, not too strenuous, 3hrs of walking time, went all the way to Bare Rock, great place for lunch. Views all around.

Kevin Baker on 19 May, 2021

5 hours including Bare Rock

Chris Wilson on 3 May, 2021


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