Table Top Circuit

Toowoomba

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

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.bushman 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

Loved this walk/climb, and have done it a few times now.

Short, but challenging with the need to climb up and over rocks.

It is a very popular track on weekends. It's great to see kids jumping over rocks, without fear.
It is very easy to roll an ankle or slip - don't think I've been a climb when someone hasn't slipped (no injuries though!)

Looking forward to climbing it again soon!

Liz on 23 Apr, 2015

Great views, took half an hour up, a little longer down due to loose rocks. Great for fitness.

Justrahrhy on 18 Feb, 2015

Table top was hell! The terrain was terrible and I had to come all the wsy down on my bum. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with any joint problems at all. However if you dont have any problems its an interesting climb.

fitchick_on_crutches on 1 Feb, 2015

Wow, the butterfly's were amazing this morning, Happy New Year all...

Shell on 1 Jan, 2015

This was completed as my first mountain climb in 2014. At the time I struggled a bit to climb due to my level of fitness. If you want a challenge but you want to be able to walk away after it, this is a good start. Rocks were loose so use caution. I would do this again in a heart beat... The view from the top is amazing!

Jazziey_star on 12 Oct, 2014

Fantastic walk - kids (aged 6, 7, 9 and 12) loved climbing over all the rocks!

Catherine on 11 May, 2014

Didn't make it to the top, but I was trying to climb with a 2 year old. I'm going to try it again soon, without my daughter

Tash86 on 29 Mar, 2014

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