Starting from Mountain Street, Pomona, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Cooroora via the same-titled hiking trail, then loops back to the start through the dense forest. You will be rewarded by the spectacular 360-degree views from the top as you feel the gentle wind on your face. The vast mountain ranges covered with different types of trees look excellent, especially during sunrise/sunset. Relatively short but demanding, this walk involves some rock scrambling, but there are chains to assist you on your climb/descent. There are also lots of scenic spots to stop and catch your breath. You will be needing shoes/boots with great grip to make the experience safer. Try to avoid the track if there’s even a possibility of rainfall, as the rocks easily get slippery and dangerous. It is a popular hike(amongst trail runners too) so come early to avoid the crowd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Old Bruce Highway and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn right onto Pioneer Road and drive for another 2 km
Turn right onto Reserve Street and drive for another 850 m
Turn left onto School Street and drive for another 205 m
Turn left onto Mountain Street and drive for another 930 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Mountain Street(20 metres southeast of merge/intersection with Jampot Creek Road), head towards the green “Mount Cooroora Hiking Trail” sign, moving directly away from the road. Pass by the said sign to your right and join the well formed trail that’s veering right in the distance. About 115 metres in, keep going straight at the 4-way intersection to continue along Mount Cooroora Circuit(counterclockwise). This is the easier and encouraged direction of travel.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Jampot Creek Road & Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail Start heading along Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail (a walking track).
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. The climb to Cooroora Peak, passing by a couple of viewpoints. Take care of yourself at all times and use the chains for assistance. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 730 m turn left.
After another 210 m turn left.
After another 350 m turn right, to head along Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail.
After another 120 m come to the end.
The climb to Cooroora Peak, passing by a couple of viewpoints. Take care of yourself at all times and use the chains for assistance.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Mt Cooroora Hiking Trail.
Then come to the viewpoint (30 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (25 m on your left).
After another 370 m come to the end.
About 10 m past the end is "Mount Cooroora".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 430 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Cooroora Circuit
2 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 850 m (plus an extra 60 m along side route) from the start.