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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Cotton (Queensland)
11 Apr, 2019
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
We were a little hesitant doing this walk after reading about how steep it was, especially since our group included a 6 year old, a bunch of not-particularly-fit adults and someone wearing thongs. We went up the fire trail starting from West Mt Cotton Road. Not much parking there so it could be good to carpool if you are a large group. The walk was steep for most of the hour we spent walking, especially at the beginning and end. There were several loose gravel areas, but we managed it and even found a few geocaches along the way.

We arrived at the top around 9:30am. The sun was reflecting off the water and making it a little hard to see the view, but it was still stunning. I think you would get a better view if you walked up super early to watch the sun rise or in the late afternoon. There is also a picnic table at the top of you wanted to pack a picnic!

On the way back we ran down the tar road to Billiau Road which was a lot of fun and only took 20 minutes. We did pausehalf way to admire the city view. We then walked along the main road to the Mt Cotton nursery cafe and had someone pick us up to take us back to our cars. You can walk back along the road but there is one very very very steep hill (-27.6107079, 153.2039300)

Note: Google Maps makes it look like you can drive to the top along Mount View Road but as mentioned in the description I think Rainforest Gardens was built in the middle and split the road in two.

Also, we camped at the Karingal Scout campground and asked if they could recommend a fire trail to walk to the summit but they haven’t mapped it out yet.