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

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.