Mt Mitchell, one of two peaks on either side of Cunningham's Gap, is a good track walk which provides great views of Main Range, the Moogerah Peaks and through to Mt Barney. There is a wide variety of biome types along the track, including luxuriant rainforest, eucalyptus forest, and montane heath, as well as impressive natural rock formations, making this an incredibly scenic walk.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

From Brisbane follow the Cunningham Highway towards Cunningham's Gap. At the top of the gap turn right into 'crest' carpark adjoining the highway. The Mt Mitchell track leaves on the opposite side of the road, so take care when crossing! Note that the carpark is rather small, so try to get there early to maximise your chances of securing a spot.


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


Haven't been back here in a couple of years! ⛰️ Went with a couple of friends who are new at bushwalking. Took around 4.5 hours round trip at an extremely leisurely photographer's pace.

The weeds are SO overgrown rn! Shoulder-length inkweed and thorny vines that scratch and pull on your clothes. It's especially thick near the summit :( 👎 Some rainforest parts of the track is also bordered by gympie-gympie so be careful! Would suggest wearing long pants and wearing a thin long-sleeve outer layer.

Track condition is good, not muddy despite the recent rains. Bit of an incline but nothing huge :)

🦎 Fauna spots: 2 eastern crevice skinks, a lace monitor

🌼💐 Flora spots: Golden everlasting daisies are popping OFF rn. Native violets, hardenbergias, a couple of bulbine lillies. No orchids in flower atm

rb on 19 Feb, 2023

I started at 5am, it took 2 hrs and 6 mins walking at a brisk pace. A nice easy track well worth doing for the views from the top. A bit overgrown in sections, I assume because it's just not as popular as Mount Cordeaux but well worth the effort.

BrentG on 13 Jan, 2023

Had a bunch of stinging plants, but I think it has since been cleared again. Bring long shirt and pants just in case it's regrown.

ZeroEcks on 2023

It is a bit muddy after a rainy day. It’s a easy walk at the end it has some steps.

Penny on 3 Oct, 2022

Nice walk to get your heartrate up, watch out for stinging nettles beside the paths!

Sasha Thiedeke on 21 Aug, 2022

Lovely walk along a very defined path - at a quick pace, it took us ~1hr to reach the summit for sunrise, and took ~1hr to get down as well. The carpark can fill up pretty early. Be prepared for the wind chill at the top.

Ben on 21 Aug, 2022

I completed this track with a bunch of pals. Love a varied walk with a great view from the top. It is quite a steep peak which will provide a very unique lunching experience as you dangle your legs over the cliff face. Watch the video of my completion of this track here:

Warlock Bride on 14 Aug, 2022

Fairly easy track with an awesome view out across most of the main range and Barney/maroon at sunrise. Was about 1°C with wind chill on top of that. The wild wind was forming layers of cloud that were rolling fast up and over the south west side of mount Cordeaux and Mitchell which looked absolutely spectacular. Walking back down it was like having a whole new hike, as we couldn't see the beautiful rainforest in the dark on the way up.

asherbasher on 12 Jun, 2022

Finally we have conquered Mount Mitchell today! Feel satisfied now! It's not as hard as I thought but the track was muddy after a few rainy day, still doable though.

Mai.H on 16 Apr, 2022

Easter camping and Lake Moogerah Passion Play with Joyce, Lisa, Caz, Rachael

Eleasa on 12 Apr, 2022

Went off-track and climbed the west peak too

trowland on 3 Apr, 2022

amazing walk. little bit of mud in places, but well maintained and popular path.

Chris on 13 Mar, 2022

Great walk for kids. View on top is just amayzing. Easy and safe walk

Dominik on 13 Feb, 2022

Decent hike with nice views at the top nothing too challenging.

David Pawley on 4 Feb, 2022

Sunrise hike. Something different for Christmas this year. Nice hike got there for 5.30am Not a good sunrise cool windy and cloudy. No rain as was forecasted and even better only the two of us up there. Good way to spend the morning.

ian parker on 25 Dec, 2021

First Solo Hike - 4am start

Sharon on 19 Dec, 2021

Really excellent walk! Lots of wildlife and incredible views on a clear day.

alpinpapillion on 17 Oct, 2021

My new favourite hike. The views are beautiful on a clear day, you can even see Brisbane in the distance. We got up and back in about 2.5 hours. I’ll definitely be doing this one again. Sunrise would be amazing.

K8 on 16 Oct, 2021

A lovely cool morning to do this walk. Took 2 1/2 hrs to complete after staring at about 8am. Some birds around including bellbirds, whip birds, wrens, yellow robins and yellow spotted black cockatoos. Was quiet on the track, only passing a few people. Awesome views from the summit but a bit hazy and cloudy so we couldn’t see all the way to Brisbane.

S K on 18 Aug, 2021

Fairly easy but longer and more winding than expected

Bruce on Aug, 2021


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