Route: The Scenic Rim Trail

Submitted by runningbeardotom on Sun, 07/24/2022 - 09:22pm
Queensland, AU
47 km
Vertical Gain
2,200 m

This route is not for the feint of heart. The very steep, very technical walk is rewarding with spectacular views.

It traverses the Main Range, south west of Brisbane, from Thornton in the north to Cunningham's Gap in the south. 

Reminders of the timber trade are found along the trail with spectacular views of Mount Mistake, Mount Castle, the Fassifern Valley, Brisbane City, Mount Cordeaux, Mount Barney. The walk traverses a wide array of landscapes, including sections of the UNESCO listed world heritage Gondwana Rainforests.

This route is classed as a grade 5 track - unformed and unmarked in places, rough and very steep, difficult sections with many obstacles.

Further information is available at Walking | Scenic Rim Trail, Main Range National Park | Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (

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How far KM and how much Vert is this trail?


Hey Robyn. According to Qld National Parks it’s 47km, I clocked it at 50km, 2155m of vert (Garmin Fenix 6x Pro).