Mt Garnet to Lappa Junction
  • Length: 55km

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Mount Garnet 

  • End: Lappa Junction

  • Location: North Queensland

  • Closest Town: Mount Garnet 

  • Distance from CBD: 1746km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -17.67519835

  • Longitude: 145.1070631

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

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Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Mount 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.

Hike Summary

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

About the region

North Queensland or the Northern Region is the northern part of the Australian state of Queensland that lies just south of Far North Queensland. Queensland is a massive state, larger than many countries, and its tropical northern part has been historically remote and undeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and identity.


Mount 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. 

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