A challenging, lesser-known climb in the heart of the Great Dividing Range, the trail to Mount Huntley is far from easy - but worth the effort. Part of the 52 Peaks Challenge.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

646

m

646

m

12

max°

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Located in the Main Range National Park in Queensland, the climb up Mount Huntley is a challenging hike that is suitable for experienced hikers in good physical condition.

This out-and-back hike is just over 12km, and takes 3-4 hours to complete (pace dependent).

The trailhead for Mount Huntley begins at the car park on the Spicers Gap Road, which is located near the town of Yangan.

The track winds its way through the forest of the Main Range National Park, passing through a variety of habitats and offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. As the trail approaches the summit of Mount Huntley, 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 Mount Huntley offers limited views of the surrounding landscape, so make sure you make the most of the lookouts on the way up.

The hike to the summit of Mount Huntley is a challenging and rewarding experience that is well worth the effort for those who are up to the task.