A solid day of climbing for experienced bushwalkers, the hike to Sentinel Point is well worth the effort for the views alone. This hike is part of the 52 Peaks Challenge


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Sentinel Point is a popular climbing destination located in Queensland's Great Dividing Range.

The trail to the summit (1291) is a challenging hike one, suitable for experienced hikers in good physical condition.

There are a number of variations on the hike, but this one is 23km and involves a full day of walking.

Starting out from the car park for the Spicers Gap Road, the track winds its way through the dense rainforest of the Main Range National Park, passing through a variety of habitats and offering beautiful views of the surrounding As the trail approaches the summit of Sentinel Point, it becomes steeper and more challenging, with a number of steep and rocky sections.

The final stretch to the summit involves a steep and exposed scramble up a rocky ridge, which requires a good level of fitness and some basic rock climbing skills. The summit of Sentinel Point offers views of the surrounding landscape, including the Great Dividing Range, the Scenic Rim, and the surrounding valleys.

The hike to Sentinel Point is remote.

As such, make sure you have downloaded the map in advance, check local conditions and have the right equipment with you.