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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.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest
1174m
Maximum Elevation
424m
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.

Maps

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

Comments

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

Amazing walk, with great scenery and a surprisingly diverse array of habitat types, ranging from lush rainforest to dry, rocky bush. Quite an easy walk too, which was surprising given the elevation. I'll admit that the final part was a slight challenge for me due to my discomfort with heights, though the magnificent views made it completely worth the while.
Here's a short YouTube video featuring some of the wildlife I found on the hike:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JW8DRKpjCcw

Jackson Nugent on 13 Jul, 2021

Moderate incline the whole way up, so a good heart starter but still very enjoyable. Took about 2.5hrs including a short break at the top. Stunning views.

wheres_wally on 12 Jul, 2021

Been wanting to do this walk for a while and did it today in blistering winds (which is not recommended by the way). Last time I walked Mitchell was around 28 years ago, and still remember how it good it was and it didn't disappoint. The end of the track is not for the faint hearted but the views are unbeatable.

Diddy on 10 Jul, 2021

Some undergrowth coming in, can certainly see that fires have come through. Southern section looks seems untouched by the forest though. Nice walk, not too difficult

Lobster on 12 Jun, 2021

Relatively easy but long walk to the top. The middle section is quite overgrown so I would recommend wearing long pants. The top third of the walk is beautiful! Amazing views. Recommend.

Rosey Stone on 3 May, 2021

Very nice and pleasant walk. Relatively easy, I saw even 4 years old doing it and old people too :) Awesome views on Cunningham Hwy

Asha on 1 May, 2021

Amazing view in particular at Sunrise. Strongly recommend this track. Not a very hard track.

Mohsen on 25 Apr, 2021

Took us approximately 2.5h return. Stunning views from the top!

Jana on 17 Apr, 2021

Did this walk on a Monday morning on a sunny 25 degree day. Was cool in the morning, but a little warm up top without cloud cover. Also very overgrown track after the rain. Despite it being a Monday, we saw a lot of solo hikers and the views from up top are amazing. Recommend the walk on a slightly overcast day or in winter.

Anonymous on 29 Mar, 2021

The first 1/4 of the way has frequent inclines which was a bit challenging but about half way it's manageable. 2hr up with breaks and 1.5hr down. Started about 7 and got to the top round 9 but the clouds blocked the view.

OGasu on 20 Jan, 2021

Fairly easy walk and very achievable by all fitness levels.. took about 1hr 17mins from road to top. Some areas on track vegetation was a little overgrown. Great view

Dung Hawkins on 30 Nov, 2020

Timelapse of the hike:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ype-C16wZY0

A very scenic and short hike (around 2.5 hours return with a break at the top). Wear long pants as the track is overgrown at the moment with some spiky plants around shin height.

Rob on 22 Nov, 2020

Nice walk, pretty easy path. South side of the mountain is quite pretty and has lots of birds. Took us 2 hours to get to the top and 1.5 to get back down.

Olwyn on 15 Nov, 2020

Such a peaceful walk, passed only 1 person in the morning. 3.5 hr. round-trip, including many photo ops and a meditation session in the rainforest. A bit of rain and wind whipped me at the top, but the view was still spectacular! Highly recommended.

NatureFan77 on 13 Nov, 2020

Amazing view. Enjoyed the walk. The tracks are a bit over grown. Watch out to spicky needle plants they hurt so where long plants that covers your whole leg.

Caparker on 8 Nov, 2020

It was a really nice climb. Spectacular views. Vegetation was overgrown, which was nice to see. Must wear long pants next time. watch your hands as they can come in contact with prickly plants . Loved this walk and would definitely do it again.

T.M.O'D on 8 Nov, 2020

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