Tabletop Circuit

Queensland

Tabletop mountain is on the edge of Toowoomba and provides vast views of the Lockyer Valley. The climb itself can be quite demanding for some, there are a lot of large steps over the camel's hump and a scramble just before the summit. There is a circuit all the way around the top of the mountain.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation
597m
Total Climb
158m


Getting there

From Toowoomba follow South st south until it becomes Tabletop dr. Continue to follow Tabletop dr until it turns into a dirt track. At the end of the dirt track is the entrance to the walk and areas to park.

Maps

There are no maps for the area except maybe a city map. The track is clear enough though.

Route/Trail notes

The walk starts at the base of the camel's hump which is comprised of a lot of large steps. This section is quite steep for about 150m. The down section of the hump is less demanding but expect to encounter medium sized rocks to climb over. The face of Tabletop is predominently large gravel which can be loose so take care. Right before the summit expect a steep scramble, its not a difficult climb but pick your path before you start to save having to change direction halfway. At the summit there is a curcuit that takes you all the way around the mountain top showing off an exceptional view of the Lockyer Valley


Permits/Costs

No Permits Required, No Cost.

Other References

http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/visitors-hit-heights-on-mountain/2279594/

http://www.weekendnotes.com/hiking-tabletop-mountain-toowoomba/

Comments

Took my five year old up today and he loved it!

Juiced Pixels on 2 Sep, 2017

Short walk, some serious scrambling/rocky ground, so good shoes are a must. Great views from the top.

TJ on 26 Aug, 2017

Great hike. Slower with little kids. We loved picking our path amongst the rocks.

Cara on 1 Jul, 2017

Nice short climb, but it's pretty steep in some parts and a bit of bouldering skill required. Not dangerous, but definitely gets the blood pumping. The view of the range from the top is stunning.

Marc Brownlie on 6 May, 2017

Dog Friendly!! Easy walk to the top great views.

DanF on 26 Mar, 2017

Great little hike! Harder but much shorter than I expected.

19 mins up and 18 mins down. Had a nice walk around the top and admired the stunning Lockyer Valley views!

Juiced Pixels on 18 Mar, 2017

Nice hike. Good short hike to do while visiting Toowoomba.

SabrinaBlaas on 8 Dec, 2016

Really enjoyed the scramble at the top. Views were amazing with a lovely breeze. The terrain and steepness all the way up could be challenging for some but there are plenty of shaded spots here and there where you could rest or take a break. Take plenty of water and good shoes :).

Caitlyn Worland on 6 Nov, 2016

Wow, what a buzz it was completing this. Might not be difficult for some (ie. the super kind man that gave me a hand at the trickiest part) but it was a real challenge for me to conquer my fear. Made it, enjoyed it, and am very pleased I can tick this one.

Caro on 21 Oct, 2016

I did the Tabletop mountain hike yesterday morning and it was amazing to do again after over two years.

Naga on 10 Oct, 2016

Did this walk yesterday and we didn't get to do it until the afternoon and I definitely wouldn't recommend going in the afternoon. The track is mostly exposed rock with very little shade that faces true west. It was very, very hot out (bring lots of water). Going in the morning would be lovely! Tabletop is cardio workout but not hard to do, we passed some kids as well as two border collies who were having the time of their life. My friend also completed it in sandals which I wouldn't recommend but it is doable!

Linwe on 3 Oct, 2016

Was not expecting this to be a scramble, you'll need a moderate amount of fitness to get to the top. The 360 views from the top are worth it. I saw a few people doing this in thongs, not recommended.

Rob Nicholson on 1 Oct, 2016

A great walk, can be steep in places a good work out, better to walk in the morning as its cooler, great 360 degree views on top, traversing the rocks along the track can be challenging so watch your steps as twisted ankles do occur, return trip can be done easily within 1.5 hrs.

Glenn on Oct, 2016

A nice walk with great views from the top. Can get quite cold on the top with a strong wind blowing this time of year. A wind stopper type of jacket recommended for the cold windy days.

Evo on Jul, 2016

A very picturesque walk but you definitely need a fair level of fitness. There isnt much flat until you get to the top, it's either going up or down with some fairly steep sections where care needs to be taken. It is definitely worth it if you can handle it, we'll go again.

Heath H on 2 Apr, 2016

Was a great walk, but you will need to have a good level of fitness to complete it. The terain on the steep parts is challenging as many loose pieces of rock to traverse. However, great views all the way up and back and the best view from the very top. Make sure you take water.

KezH on 2 Apr, 2016

Done this many times, its easy and great for getting fitness levels up to prepare for the next step

Flynn Wake on Feb, 2016

Great little adventure.

Felicity on 28 Dec, 2015

So... I have done alot of walks over the past few years and granted I have a few health conditions, but lets be real alot of this requires climbing and it has snakes to boot. Beautiful views but a hard enough walk.

Sunshine1986 on 21 Nov, 2015

Another beautiful walk to Tabletop with the children. Spectacular views from the top and a lovely spot to have lunch. Scrambling up the rocks at the top a lot of fun but may be challenging for very young children. Parking a bit tight as there were so many so many walkers on the day!

Catherine on 24 May, 2015

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