Mt Garnet to Lappa Junction
  • Length: 55km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Mt Garnet 

  • End: Lappa Junction

  • Closest Town: Mt Garnet 

  • Location: North Queensland

  • Distance from state capital: 1746km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -17.67519835

  • Longitude: 145.1070631


Mt Garnet to Lappa Junction is a 55km, grade 3 One Way hike located in North Queensland Queensland. The hike should take approximately 4 days to complete.


This trail goes through magnificent ranges with sweeping views of the isolated countryside. Ancient frangipani and mango tress mark the site of old stations and homesteads. Heritage items include narrow rock cuttings and old stone bridges.

Magnificent views.
Heritage narrow rock cuttings
Old stone bridges

The line was privately built in 1902, taken over by the Queensland Railways in 1914 and closed in 1960. Lappa is on the Atherton Tablelands – Forsayth railway line.

Tableland Adventure Guides – Run organised bike rides


Mt Garnet to Lappa Junction in North Queensland

190 kms west of Cairns, 1746km from Brisbane

Coarse gravel


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.