Fantastic views from the top of Mt Walsh. The climb can be difficult up at the last part. The trail is easy to follow if you have basic trail sense and is marked with flag tape and arrows painted onto rocks. No ropes are need but hand over hand climbing is required for the last part.

Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Drive from Biggenden towards Maryborough along Maryborough-Biggenden Road and approx 2.6km out of Biggenden you turn right into National Park Road (this is well signed), then follow National Park Roadd to the end where you will reach Mt Walsh Natiional Park (Mt Walsh Section) picnic area car park. Summit track starts from there.


Mount Walsh National Park

Route/Trail notes:

The first part of the walk is quite easy through bush with a well defined trail but as the walk ascends you need to climb over rocks and through tight crevasses. The top of the mountain is quite flat and can be explored easily, upon your return some sliding is required during the descent. Allow a good half day or full day if intending to hike in surrounding bushland.


None. There is a bush camp towards the Pinacles.

Other References/Comments:

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This is an amazing walk but I definitely did not expect it to be so tough based on the other reviews!
To be fair I am quite unfit and myself and the people I went with aren’t experienced but it was slightly terrifying.
Did not realise there would be climbing. There were no ropes when we went through. We got it done and managed to get to the top which is well worth it and the climbing was quite exciting just a lot more than we bargained for!
Although we passed someone on the way who had already been up and down twice that morning.
I can’t remember exactly but it took us somewhere between 3-4 hours.
We also found ourselves sliding down on our bums a few times on the way back.
Definitely stop by Mollydookers for lunch if your way home is through Childers.

Benitta on 7 Nov, 2020

What a beautiful walk. Can't wait to go back in winter for a sunrise walk.

Tess on 20 Sep, 2020

This is a beautiful hike with breathtaking views at the top! There is a couple of rock climb sections but there are lots of hand holds and they’re only short so you get a chance to re-coupe before carrying on. The view is incredible and there is lots to explore along the top. We are moderately fit and it took us 3 hrs up and back including lots of breaks, time at the top and taking our time in the climbing sections. One of my fav hikes!

MELG on 29 Aug, 2020

Second time I have attempted this walk and the first time I have made it to the top. First time I traveled up with my 17 year old daughter and my 4 year old daughter. 17 year old made it to the top but I had to pull up before the final scramble as was concerned about the 4 year getting up and down. This time I made it up with my 11 and 6 year old boys. Took 4 hrs including 30-45 minute stop at the top. Recommend this walk. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. The surface is loose in places but manageable.

Dave on 20 Jul, 2020

Nice walk, don't be deterred by the sign saying 7 hrs return. I am 42 & did car park to summit return in 2hrs. Elderly or people with kids may take about 4 hrs. A fit adult would suffice with a 1.25 L water bottle in the cooler months. (600ml was ample for myself)

Zeeben on 21 Jun, 2020

Yep.. this one was hard. Unless youre a sherpa or mountaineer wear good sturdy, grippy footwear, bring enough water according to the season. It also helps to bring a length of rope fashioned into a rope ladder if you have friends that are arent used to rock scrambling.

Parks will usually remove any rope that has been strung up previously.

The views from the top are magic but this is a good rock scramble that is not for the feint of heart. Take your time, watch your footings and hand holds, and youll be fine.

Google other experiences by other walkers to get your head around the walk but remember it is a challenge for the un initiated.

Matt on Jun, 2020

Enjoyable walk to the top

Adam on 24 May, 2020

Great Walk. Easy to follow

Andrew on 11 Apr, 2020

Hard incline on the way up and scramble to end but absolutely 100% worth the views. Bring a backpack with more water than you need.

Natalia on Jan, 2020

Took my 9 and 11yr old kids on this epic, at times sketcky but exciting track.
What a way to strengthen trust and bond with your kids by working together to make it to the top and enjoy the magnificent views.
We will be back for sure.

Mackattack on 6 Oct, 2019

We did this hike as a family with our 2 kids, aged 6 and 9. Both managed the walk well with minimal assistance on the rock scrambles. It took us about 2 1/2 hours total which included about 20 minutes at the top. We all really enjoyed the hike and great views to be seen from the top and at most points up the mountain. Definitely would do it again!

Christine on 29 Sep, 2019

Hell of a climb, but rewarding when you make it to tbe top! Hardest one I have done yet. Didn't think I'd make it!
Feel accomplished. The ascent to the face of the mountain is actually harder than the scramble climb. Very steep. Great views even if it was awfully hazy, dusty air about today. Beautiful prehistoric granite, covered in lychen and surrounded by native flora.

Beau on 7 Sep, 2019

Mt Walsh has proven to be a challenge for many. I recommend good hiking boots to help with the uneven terrain. (It is this hike that a fractured my fibula when I slipped on the gravel and my foot hit a boulder.) I have climbed it since and will again. The views are amazing!! Recommend an early start so there is time to enjoy the summit. :)

Michelle on 16 Jul, 2019

One of the best mountains we've climbed. The last scramble looks harder than it is, though can still be a little daunting on the way down. We started climbing in the afternoon so had to make our way down before we lost the light but would have been nice to see if we could get to the other peaks from the summit. Great views in all directions and lots of interesting features along the way.

JayWalker on 12 Jul, 2019

My first solo hike as a female. Take lots of water, energy snacks, and make sure you wear grippy shoes for the rock climbing parts. Met the loveliest couple during this hike who showed me how to navigate. It can be hard to see the spray paint or ribbons on trees. Have fun!

Tegan Atkins on 29 Jun, 2019

Beautiful walk tough at the top scrambled over huge granite boulders. Found it a little scary especially on the way down.

Emma on 21 May, 2019

fun walk and a great view at the end. Pace yourself for the steep incline in the beginning and be prepared for slippery rock faces on the final scramble up. Choose the shoes and pants well :-) bum sliding down was mandatory!

hikeaway on 12 May, 2019

A fantastic walk! Constant incline and difficult at spots- the rock climb etc. loose rocks and rock faces can be slippery so do walk with caution!

Smyles on 23 Mar, 2019

Challenging terrain well worth the effort for the spectacular view tracks are not that defined and rocky ...usually some tape to guide you ..loved it

Jimmy h on 9 Mar, 2019

I love this walk! Great view from the top but must say that there is plenty of loose rock and the last 10-20 metres is a challenging scramble. Well worth it.

Flindersia on 15 Feb, 2019


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