Springbrook Pinnacle

Springbrook National Park

This walk takes you to the Springbrook Pinnacle via the Warrie Circuit. The Pinnacle requires scrambling but offers 360 panoramic views. The Warrie Circuit goes through rainforest with many waterfalls to see and go under.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Rainforest
836m
Maximum Elevation
2954m
Total Climb

Getting there

starts at Tallanbana picnic area.start the warrie circuit and work your way down until you reach somewhere near where the track turns back around 135 degrees left around three large trees in a triangle formation from there stray off the track and go bush! Turn on your gps and punch in (lat 28* 12' 12'' S) (lon 153* 17' 46'' E)follow the ridge line and try keep as high on top of it as you can and from there continue until you reach the end where you can either go left or right, go right and then follow your gps, once you reach the base of it, take a good glance and put safety first, if you don't have a strong climbing/scrambling background it might be best not to summit the scramble, up to the summit is probally a grade 2 on the australian sport climbing scale, its recommended to even take harnesses, nuts/hexs, quickdraws, slings and a alpine rope and mabye a few free biners just to be safe and use them in a glaicer travel style manner. Return the way you came and continue the Warrie Circuit.

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

Take a Walk in South-East Queensland, p168, ISBN 9780957793170

Comments

Awesome walk, the pinnacle is well worth it, but a bit of exposure, if you take it slow you’ll be fine.

Karin on 15 Jun, 2018

Lots of pink and purple ribbons currently and a very distinct footpad for the most part. Very windy and rainy today made the scramble exciting.

omb055 on 22 Apr, 2018

Some comments here read as though they are expecting a graded track. To be clear, this is NOT A GRADED TRACK, which means tree falls arent removed, overgrowth is certain and errant footpads are common.

It was an easy, fun little walk to the Pinnacle. Certainly would do again! Water was pumping after heaps of rain!

Zerpy on 22 Oct, 2017

Great little climb at the end of the track beautiful views. Track very over grown but follow the pink tape.

DanF on 13 May, 2017

This walk was nice but I didn't really enjoy it once the track left the Warrie Circuit. The pink tape was frequent and very handy but the track was quiet overgrown. There were some nice views approaching the pinnacle. We managed some scrambling but did not continue passed a rocky platform which looked ready to crumble (probably due to frequent access by hikers). Be mindful this is a whole day hike, make sure you have sufficient daylight to complete the walk. Despite all this, the views were nice and features of the Warrie Circuit are worth the journey.

rob.bushman on 19 Feb, 2017

Warrie Circuit + The Pinnacle

Agree with Anonymous' comment - there's a bit of exposure for the scramble at the end but there's no way you need protection or roping up.

Michael on 28 Aug, 2016

Follow the pink string.

Mopoke on 26 Jun, 2016

The walk description and difficulty rating seems to be referring to something other than what is commonly known as The Pinnacle. I walked to The Pinnacle today - the one referred to in Take A Walk - and it was an easy, pleasant walk. You follow Warrie Circuit in an anticlockwise direction past Rainbow and Goomoolahra Falls. Between Goomoolahra and the next big falls, Ngarri-dhum, there's a section of track through open forest that reaches a bit of a switchback. There are two big, burnt-out red cedars called The Guardians to the left of the track at this point. This is where you veer off the graded track system and turn right to follow a footpad. It's an easy place to spot - there's a big, obvious bit of tape tied to a tree right on the point where it diverges and somebody has carved an arrow into a tree trunk.

From here, just follow the pink tape through the open forest. It's an easy stroll along a fairly worn footpad, and the tape is pretty frequent - it'd be hard to lose the track. After fifteen or twenty minutes you'll emerge from the forest on a rocky slab and begin the scramble up to the Pinnacle. The scramble isn't dangerous and our pair of inexperienced scramblers had no trouble with it. It is somewhat exposed and steep for a short section, so might be a bit iffy for someone afraid of heights. The view from the top is incredible, though! Well worth it. All in all, it's about 25 minutes from the graded track system to the top of the Pinnacle. Once you're back on the graded track, you can choose to complete Warrie Circuit or head back the way you came to make the walk shorter. A great place for people wanting easy off-track experience - no navigation required and an easy path to great views!

Anonymous on 10 Apr, 2016

At the point where you leave the track you can simply follow flagging taperhatsomeone has tied to branches. It's quite easy. I've climbed to the top of the pinnacle a couple of times and it is quite easy. This walk is my favorite.

David on 10 Jul, 2015

Haven't been to the pinnacle for ages, but it's a delightful walk. You won't need a taped trail if you are experienced, but on return there is a confusing ridge junction to be wary of. If in doubt when returning, keep to the left of the ridge as much as possible. It's a great day walk.

Geoff Smith on 10 Nov, 2012

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