Mt Cooran

Sunshine Coast

A lesser known peak, just north of Mt Cooroora, Mt Cooran hosts exceptional 360° views; Sunshine Coast, Blackall Range, Gympie and Woondum National Park to the north and east to the coast.

Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Set course for Henry Street - Cooran, where the track begins at the end of the cul-de-sac and where you park.

Route/Trail notes:

The details of this track have been removed as it clearly crosses private property. Please ensure you obtain permission from the landowner before traversing private land. This entry will be left intact to allow people who obtain that permission to record their details but please do not provide the details of the track unless further evidence is provided showing that the landowner has opened it to the public.

Other References/Comments:

Technically, you could take your dog on this hike, but personally, due to the terrain, I would not recommend it.

GPS Tracks


Great views even though it was misty on the morning we climbed up

Bribie 61 on 16 Jan, 2022

A very fun little adventure. Great views, when at the top, facing north towards the Gympie region, and south-facing Mount Cooroora. Make sure you get permission from the landowner, as to access the mountain you will need to cross some privately owned land. have fun!

de_hiker on 30 Nov, 2020

Fantastic walk up Mt Cooran, had the whole mountain to ourselves! A bit of a challenge in places, as the path is rocky & not well defined. The directions are pretty good, but t's not easy to find the start off the climb up, as someone had moved the pink ribbon. Once on the path, ribbons are still there, but still got to make sure you follow the right path. Steep, but well worth the effort! A well kept secret, not another soul about!

The Nutters on 17 Jun, 2020

Wow. One of the last mountains on the Sunshine Coast I still had to conquer and with the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, I could get up there and enjoy the challenge.
And yes, it was a challenge, all be it a very short one. I took the opportunity to 'pink ribbon' the route from the tree line up, which I hope will be helpful to fellow bushwalkers, as the track is not used a lot and certainly not well defined.
Ah, but I spied another mountain, which I discovered was even higher: Mt Pinbarren. Now I have to work out how to climb it!

F.A.B. on 13 May, 2020

The instructions are very accurate, great views and definitely worth the effort

Lisa and Mr outback on 4 May, 2020

Short but steep, took us 20 mins to get to the top. Awesome views and a fun hike/scramble up, really enjoyed this one! Getting down took a bit of time just because there’s a lot of loose rocks.

Wiggy on 15 Apr, 2020

Directions how to get there are accurate. Friendly dogs at the end of Henry Street (cull-de-sack where you park your vehicle) may accompany you to the first gate and beyond. The second gate opens/shuts now – no need to jump over :) From the second gate make your way across the paddock in the direction towards the mountain. You will have the barbed wire on your Right leading up towards the mountain. May need to walk around some thick shrubs in your way – then go back to following the barbed wire until it ends at the rocky outcrop. Step over the wire and go to the right along the rocky wall until you will recognise the track. It may take you few moments or few minutes before you will notice indistinct track, which will become more defined as it goes up. Quite strenuous hike up (great cardio) but not too long - takes about half an hour to reach the summit. Spectacular views! Beware of the lose rocks all along, particularly on the descent - slippery! I’ve done Mt Cooroora in the morning and Mt Cooran after that - and it was a great adventure :)

Aggy on 20 Jan, 2020

Fantastic walk, doesn't take too long to intercept the track, and once you're on it you will have no problems navigating to the summit. There is some light scrambling but it doesn't last very long. The loose rocks are probably more likely to cause you grief. The view from the top is remarkable, I preferred it over Mt Cooroy. Can be a little intimidating to start with because it feels like you are trespassing, but just ask one of the locals and they will reassure you. Very friendly people living around there!

Vonsnrub on 30 Oct, 2019


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