Table Top Circuit

toowoomba Qld

Table Top mountain on the edge of Toowoomba, provides views of the Lockyer Valley and surround. The climb itself can be quite demanding with a lot of large steps over the Camel's Hump and a scramble just before the summit. But the reward at the top, with a circuit all the way around, provides a spectacular vista.

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

Getting there:

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

Maps:

None found.

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 Table Top is predominently large gravel which can be loose so take care. Right before the summit expect a steep scramble, it's not a difficult climb, but pick your path before you start, to save having to change direction halfway. At the summit, there is a circuit that takes you all the way around the mountain top.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

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

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

Comments

A challenging hike for my husband and I (relatively inexperienced when it comes to climbing mountains, although we regularly do bushwalks with flatter terrain). The views from the top made it worth while, and there was enough wind to fly a kite.
The initial section of the walk was steep and difficult clambering up the large rocks. We set out at 10am, but it was already quite hot and the lack of breeze made the climb over the Camel hump quite a struggle. Once we got to the main section of the climb, the breeze was amazing. The rest of the climb was slightly less of a challenge, although the rocks were smaller than at the start of the walk so it was slightly easier going - having said that, the smaller rocks were loose and if you're not confident on your feet it can get a little slippery in spots.
360 degree views at the top made the climb worthwhile, and we were able to have a bite to eat before heading down. No shade up top however, so make sure you take the sunscreen.
It was certainly an amazing feeling having completed this climb, and we've made it our goal to go again.

Sarah on 29 Sep, 2018

A great climb and seemed very popular with all ages. I would recommend good footwear as the rocky tracks can get loose under foot. Absolutely beautiful views to the Lockyer valley below

Juanita on 5 Aug, 2018

We took our three young kids (4, 6 and 8) up today. It wasn’t easy with the little ones but still enjoyable and they made it without a lot of complaining. Lovely views at the top but limited shade.

Juiced Pixels on 13 Apr, 2018

My favourite walk yet! Can’t wait to go again! The scramble at the end is immensely fun and an overall excellent experience!

Christian on 2018

Started early in the morning, few other walkers, but overall pretty quiet. Took 1hr 15min with a few breathers and to enjoy the views.

TJ on 14 Dec, 2017

Did this walk in the middle of the day. Boy was it hot!! I wouldn't recommend doing it at this time. The drive down there was interesting in my city car....I would not do it after heavy rain unless you have a 4WD.

It was not overly physically demanding for me but the loose rocks made it difficult towards the end. There is very little shade as you make the final ascent. A very small 'climbing' section at the very end. You can get some lovely views from the camels hump section, but the views from the summit are fantastic. There is also a walk around the plateau but it was too hot so I didn't do it. Take plenty of water and good ankle supportive shoes.

candycroc on 7 Dec, 2017

Not too hard, a fun hike with great views, especially after some rain when everything is looking nice and green.

K8 on 26 Nov, 2017

This was our first walk on a two week camping road trip out to Dubbo and back. Didn't start with an easy one did we! A real challenge to get the whole family to the top and back on a very hot day, but everyone agreed that the views from the top were well worth the hard work to get there.

F.A.B. on 24 Oct, 2017

Tough climb, but worth is for the views. I've done it a few times now and it never stops being good.

Deane Smith on Oct, 2017

Quite a steep scramble but beautiful view from the top

HippyDonna on 14 Sep, 2017

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

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