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Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Cougal (Springbrook National Park)
5 Sep, 2019
Hard
10km
5 hrs
Did the walk on the 5th of Sept with a friend. Very Dry at the moment.
It took about 2 hours to get the cave, to get this far you don't follow any pink tags, just stick to the fence until you get to a bit a scramble at the end. There was a couple there that told me the path no longer goes any further, however it did. It was only a couple of minutes to the East Peak from here. We ventured on towards the West Peak, following the instructions from this site. My friend didn't feel comfortable going all the way (there is a few nice lookouts on the way that she stayed at). It took about an hour for me to get from the East to West Peak, however this included stopping for photos at the smaller peaks on the way. The East peak has a better hinterland view, however the west has a better coastal view.
The path back from West to East was much harder to navigate - I did the same as a previous commenter by losing the path before rejoining later. It took about 40min to get back to the East Peak, and well less than 2hours down to the car from there, however I was keeping a fast pace as I had been seperated from my friend. She started to head back solo, however she didn't make it back to the fence, instead she kept following the pink ribbons and ended up on the path to Cougal Cascades. If anyone is wondering, if you follow the pink ribbons north, they still guide a path which makes a bit of a horseshoe shape, before coming out upstream on the northside of the sawmill at Cougal Cascades, the ribbons themselves are sometimes quite close together, sometimes 100m+ apart (particularly at the cascades end). Massive thanks to whoever put the markers there!

Overall, a very rewarding hike, great views at the end. The East is good, if you're after a bit of a challenge the West is better