Pages Pinnacle

South East Queensland
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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
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

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Comments

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

Views are well worth the effort and crawling over the Ridge line.

Rach on 12 Oct, 2020

Such a beautiful place! Apart from it being quite hard finding ‘the tree’, you need to have a really good look around (people have been over marking it, so it isn’t really what’s on the guide anymore). We missed the tree and ended up walking all the way to the other side of the mountain. Maybe next time we’ll come back with a sign haha. Road is quite steep too, a pair of anti-slip shoes would definitely be a plus.

Rosalie Wang on 4 Oct, 2020

Would do again, just such great views. Managed to walk all the way along the ridge to the end. you get almost a 270deg view of both the hinterland, Hinze dam and some of the coast too. View is just worth every bit of the hike.

Maverick on 3 Oct, 2020

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

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