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  • Length: 5.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cotswold Rd

  • End: Cotswold Rd

  • Closest Town: Rathdowney

  • Location: Mt Barney National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 119km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -28.1951749600

  • Longitude: 152.7397710100

Trail Access

Gravel Road
2WD Vehicle

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

Rough Trail
Rock Scrambling
Trail Markers

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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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 Maroon is a 5.6km, grade 4 Return hike located in Mt Barney National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

The Mt Maroon hike provides some of the best views in South-East Queensland, with 360 degree views ranging from Lamington NP through Mt Barney, the length of Main Range and the Moogerah Peaks.

From Cotswold Rd, follow the open hill just south-west of the dam. A reasonably clear track leads up the hill reasonably quickly (I wouldn’t say it’s steep, but if you’ve been doing graded tracks it’ll get the heart pumping… ok, it’s fairly steep!).

This track leads into a gully with some spectacular cliffs off to the right. If you’re into rock climbing this cliff offers some good options. Just search for Ruby of India to get started.

Climb up the gully, taking care not to dislodge rocks down on your fellow hikers. At the top of the gully a track leads through a small area of vegetation before emerging at the base of the main, bald peak. Simply wind your way up this peak to the large cairn at the top and enjoy the views.

There are some trail markers along the way – orange triangles – but you should have reasonable navigation skills to attempt this one.

Getting there

The track leaves from the end of Cotswold Rd which turns South of Boonah-Rathdowney Rd 2.7km East of Maroon township. The track ends at a small dam about 3.5km from the turnoff.

 

Total distance: 4615 m
Max elevation: 935 m
Min elevation: 352 m
Total climbing: 583 m
Total descent: -583 m
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