Pages Pinnacle

South East Queensland

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
Eucalypt Forest
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

What a great hike! Not very long, but still challenging & beautiful views. Starts with a basic uphill fire trail before you get to the main track. We looked up just in time to spot the tree with PP which marks the turn off. The rocky ridgeline was a little intimidating, but there were a lot of places to grab along the way, so I made it across ok. There is an alternative path if you're not comfortable with the rocky scramble across the ridgeline...we took this on the way back. After the ridgeline we continued to the lookout at the end of the track.

Suz on 10 Sep, 2022

Unreal hike today. So lucky with the weather. Had the ridge to ourselves.

ian parker on 23 Jul, 2022

Pretty great hike/climb! The rocky ridgeback could be a deterrent for some but if you take it slow n steady it’s worth the view. I didn’t go beyond that too the lookout beyond, but it seems to be a good recommendation too. Enjoy and stay safe.

HikingBiker on 19 Jun, 2022

Like a few others, I read the comments on here and still missed the tree. Thanks to some passerbyers I reached the end. It was definitely worth it! The climb along the rocks is the biggest challenge but takes you to a great view.

Jose on Jun, 2022

Did Pages Pinnacle this morning when it was sunny yet cool. The hike up the fire trail requires a moderate level of fitness and easy to follow. No need to worry about the PP tree because when you reach the top of the fire trail there is an intersection where you can follow a track on your left that meets up with the PP tree trail. Definitely worth the rock scramble across the pinnacles as the views are spectacular once you reach Pages. The rock scramble to get there requires one to be focused and keep their resolve but the rocks give good grip with plenty of foot and hand holds. Highly recommend it and will definitely be doing that one again.

Paul on 5 Feb, 2022

Hard slog up from car park to the first ridge. Was quite muddy from the recent rains. Traversing the first ridge was not to difficult would have been easy as back when I was 30. Fantastic 360 degree views of the Advancetown Dam and Numinbah valley and Egg rock. Bit of a climb down to the base of pages pinnacle and then a scramble up and across another ridge to the top. Reasonably easy return trip staying below in the rainforest. Lovely day.

ian parker on 29 Jan, 2022

The hike up the fire trail is technically easy but you need a reasonable level of fitness. The real challenge for me was the ridge line crawl, and I have the bruises to prove it haha! Don’t attempt this unless you are very experienced or with someone very experienced.

Olwyn on 18 Dec, 2021

Great walk! Absolutely brutal up until you get to the rock scramble, not for a beginner fitness level. The walk up to the start of the track is fairly bland, just a classic fire-trail bush track. The tree to turn at is almost right at the end, but if you follow the map on AllTrails you won't miss it.
The rock scramble across the top of the pinnacle is worth it for the beautiful views but it's not for the faint of heart!
If you have an extra hour spare theres a track that runs around the whole base of the pinnacle as well that's a great walk.

stegasarahus on 15 Sep, 2021

Didn’t miss the tree! lol The scramble at the top scared me a bit but I took my time and had support from friends. Highly recommend! Took 2hrs total. Definitely coming back to do again :)

Tegan Atkins on 31 Jul, 2021

I MISSED THE TREE!
After reading some of the comment before starting this walk I knew I couldn’t miss the tree…well the tree was hard to see it’s doesnt really stand out but I did make life easier for myself and hopefully other what I learnt.
If you see a broken pipe on the ground (pictured) you’ve gone to far (by about 20m) if you see a water tank you have
Well and truly gone to far and don’t go down the steep hill there’s no need.

On the way back I recorded the distance from the tree
to the (left turn) on the track the tree is 1.53k from that point

Once you finally reach the peak, it is beautiful if you are comfortable with heights and scrambling you’ll be fine.

Carla on 11 Jul, 2021

Love this hike, 2.5 hour round trip In a group so there were certainly lots of slower moving moments and a reasonable amount of time spent at the two 'photo oportunity points'. Starts with a decent steep Firetrail most of the way up, requiring a good cardiovascular level. There's a small amount of rock scramble across the pinnacle- the best part in my opinion. Can be windy and much cooler in winter. Start early if you can, track looks to get busy! Passed lots of hikers on the way back down. (We started at 730am).

Nicole Howarth on 10 Jul, 2021

You'll need to lean into your discomfort zone of afraid of heights. Easy to miss the turn off (as we did) and make sure you keep going when you reach what looks like the end by going back a bit and climbing down the left hand side, you can see where people have gone if you look around.

Ben Dyer on 5 Jul, 2021

Was a lot easier than expected, just don’t be too afraid of heights 😉

Kaina on 16 May, 2021

Beautiful walk, steep moments but moderate level fitness will get you by. Loved the bit of rock climbing along the ridge to reach the end pinnacle. Would love to go back and explore a little more.

Jesska on 28 Apr, 2021

An easy hike to do early in the morning with a large group of friends... and that's how I did it... starting at 3am. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the summit in time for the sunrise. However, it's probably a blessing in disguise as the last scramble to the pinnacle is a bit precarious.

Dolmio Grin on 26 Apr, 2021

Amazing walk! One of my favourites.
Great cardio up to the top, then the fun begins. Not for the faint hearted, but a lot of fun making your way across the ridgeline. Walked all the way to the very end (as far as you can safely go) and pleasantly surprised by the beautiful views. Not sure many people go all the way to the end, the track is not very clear in parts.

Sarah on 2 Apr, 2021

Not amazing sign posting then a bit of scrambling at the end to get onto the pinnacle

Polarbear88 on 27 Jan, 2021

Busy carpark, plenty of views, good exercise due to a few steep ascents.

Wanderlust on 26 Jan, 2021

This hike took us 3 hours. Take plenty of water. Turn left at the pile of rocks to go to the pinnacle. Don't keep walking straight up the hill. Follow the pink ribbons down at the pinnacle. Great view at the end.

Clem on 15 Nov, 2020

Great little walk and only 20min from Nerang by car! Mostly firetrail and then you can either go over the rocks or skirt around a good track below on western side to get to the peak. Cracking view is worth the effort! Took about an hour up.

Wallaby Jack on 24 Oct, 2020

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