Kahlpahlim Rock Dinden National Park
  • Length: 10.8km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba

  • End: Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Dinden National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 1,744 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -17.02235921

  • Longitude: 145.5857134


Kahlpahlim Rock Trail is a 10.8km, grade 5 Return hike located in Dinden National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.


Kahlpahlim Rock Trail, through Dinden National Park, takes you to Kahlpahlim Rock (also known as Lambs Head), the highest point on the Lamb Range at around 1,300 metres above sea level. The sheer size of the rock and the views over the Davies Creek catchment are impressive.

About the region

Davies Creek and Dinden national parks are on the Atherton Tableland. From Cairns, travel towards Kuranda via the Kennedy Highway. After passing the Kuranda turn-off, travel a further 21km before turning left on to Davies Creek Road. This gravel road is corrugated and unsuitable for caravans.

Upper Davies Creek camping area is on Davies Creek, 10km along Davies Creek Road – 3.8km past Lower Davies Creek camping area. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.

Between camp sites 3 and 4 is the start of the Turtle Rock circuit trail. Continue driving along Davies Creek Road, past camp sites 5 and 6, to reach the start of the Kahlpahlim Rock (Lambs Head) trail. Continue along Davies Creek Road to camp sites 7 and 8.

Also within Dinden National Park, enjoy the scenic drive along Clohesy River Road and walk the Clohesy River fig tree boardwalk. Clohesy River Road is accessed from the Kennedy Highway (9km north of the intersection with Davies Creek Road or 10km south of Kuranda). Access is only by four-wheel-drive vehicles and the creek crossings may be impassable after rain. All vehicles must be road registered.

Roads within Davies Creek and Dinden national parks may be closed in the wet season (December to April) due to flooding or after heavy rain for maintenance. Visit the Bureau of MeteorologyExternal link icon for updated weather reports.

For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com