Pages Pinnacle

South East Queensland



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.

Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
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.



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.




This hike is punishing. You walk up a fire trail for most of it and it is extremely steep and rocky. Follow the pink ribbons on the trees to get to Pages Pinnacle, otherwise you will end up lost amougst the extensive fire trail network. After about an hour you will see a tree on the left engraved with "PP to summit". This takes you to the mountain where you can scramble along the rock face. Wear good climbing shoes as the rock face is very dangerous.

KTN1138 on 13 Sep, 2020

Second time hiking this trail and we went all the way to the end past the razor edge. Amazing experience scrambling the razor edge and I highly recommend it. Keep your eye out for the tree however if you go past it and come to the intersection you can double back not too far.

Moopy Juice on 31 Aug, 2020

Really does go almost the entire way along the fire trail. If you miss the turn off the trail there is another tree that is marked 'PP' too. Since I didn't scramble all the way along the ridge I decided to follow along the fire trail a bit further to see if there were any other vantage points, but nothing great came of it.

Maverick on 29 Aug, 2020

Great walk. Some rock scrambling. Not for those scared of heights.

Wandering Ross on 16 Aug, 2020

Great hike super rewarding views at the top. Definitely a steep hard hike, we took plenty of 1 minute breathers throughout. Going through the ridge was a bit scary but could stop there instead if you’re not comfortable.

Emily Blackmore on 10 Aug, 2020

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 Thiedeke on 2 Oct, 2019


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