The twin peaks of Mount Coochin are a fun, quick scramble for anyone looking for an adventure in the Glass House Mountains. This climb is part of the 52 Peaks Challenge.


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Located on the outskirts of Beerwah in Queensland, Mount Coochin is one of the more accessible peaks in the Glass House Mountains.

But it will still make you work.

Standing at just 235m, it's worth allowing an hour (possibly more) to complete the 2km circuit covering off both summits on the mountain.

From the car park on the Old Gympie Road, follow the fire trail as it works its way straight up the mountain.

And it really is straight up.

Steep and rocky enough to require a bit of a scramble, the trail heads straight towards the West Peak (the higher of the two).

From here, you have a couple of options (after taking in the views over the Glass House Mountains and the coast): either head back the way you came or follow the ridge line to the East Peak and head down the trail that way.

Despite not being a particularly hard climb, Mount Coochin does present some challenges.

There are plenty of loose rocks (it's worth considering using walking poles), meaning that it can be slippy in the wet.