Mt Boulder Round Trip

Woondum National Park

The first part of the trail takes you up Boulder mountain at 496m above sea-level with the last section being steep and slippery when wet so judge your level of fitness and also how safe the conditions are on the day.
Once you reach the top follow the access trail (for the communication towers) past the warning sign saying it is 10km back to the rock pools down the other side of the mountain.
You will hit a T section in the road, simply take the right (should be signed) back to your starting point.

The view is NOT spectacular from the top of the mountain but if you look you can find some views.
Once you turn right at the intersection be careful of possible 4x4 traffic especially on the weekends.
If the conditions are right the Rock pools are a great way to cool off after the walk!

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

Getting there:

Take the Old Noosa Road south of Gympie (next to Bunnings) out about 10k and turn left into Hill Road, signposted to Mothar Mountain Rock Pools Car Park and Picnic Area. This is also the start of the Boulder Mountain walks.


Woondum National Park

Route/Trail notes:

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Other References/Comments:

Walking poles are recommended, take plenty of water and have a cooling dip in the Rock Pools at the bottom.

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A nice walk. Little hard to find. Continue on Noosa road to Hill road then signposted. The climb is quite steep and challenging but achievable with some rest stops. Took 3hours for the loop. But there are no signs on the descent until the T intersection where the 5km Rockpool sign is. There was no warning sign leaving the top and at approximately 1.2 km there is a communication tower on your left follow the trail to the right. A fun day.

RTM on 6 Aug, 2020

A bit of a steep walk to begin with (especially last 300 m before highest point !) but then another easy 10 km. Very enjoyable.

Phaedra on 27 Jul, 2020

Nice walk, beautiful forest but the track is a dirt road. Didn’t see a single vehicle though! Took us 2 hour 40mins :)

Wiggy on 6 May, 2020

Took about 4 hours to complete the 12km circuit. It was a very nice peaceful track with some wildlife. Good to do in the wet season when everything is green.

Alex+Christine on 1 Apr, 2018

That was a great walk. The first part up the mountain was quite steep, particularly for about 300m near the top. After we passed the top it was a bit disconcerting wondering if we were actually on the right track. The concrete road down is very steep and the thought of having to back track wasn't real exciting. We didn't see any signs at all until we'd walked 7km which was when we reached the T intersection. The sign there says 5km to the rock pools. It was a really pleasant walk - nice and shaded. The roads are mostly really good.

Ian and Sue on 3 Jun, 2017

-See other notes for the Mt Boulder trail-
The 10km section of trail (the long way back) is a good walk and can be very relaxing although can be a good trail run too.

NerdTrails on 10 Nov, 2014

Nice hike up the mountain , steep setcion for the last 300meters or so.
Hard to find a spot wiht a view but not impossible. Watch for 4x4 when walking on fire trail back to the pools

J on 14 Jun, 2014


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