Mount Larcom

3 h to 4 h

6.7 km
return

↑ 631 m
↓ -631 m

Very challenging
Starting from the car park off Lynn Road, Targinnie, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Larcom and back via the same-titled hiking trail. You’ll be rewarded by unimpeded panoramic views over Queensland as you make it to the summit. You can have a little picnic here whilst enjoying the landscape. There are some solar panels and antennas along with a sturdy metal cross at the top. Take at least 2 litres of water(per person) to avoid dehydration. Also, hiking poles and sturdy shoes may come in handy while dealing with loose rocks. Avoid warmer months as you may experience a heatstroke. You can take your fluffy friends with you, but don’t forget to get water for them too. 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.
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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.

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Safer Bushwalks
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Lynn Road & Mount Larcom Hiking Trail (-23.797037,151.1051375)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, A1
  • Turn on to 58 then drive for 85 m
  • Turn slight left onto Gladstone Mount Larcom Road, 58 and drive for another 15.7 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Targinnie Road and drive for another 5.7 km
  • Turn left onto Wilson Road and drive for another 400 m
  • Turn left onto Lynn Road and drive for another 420 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of the dirt road off Lynn Road, Targinnie, head towards the stile marked with a “DANGER” sign. Head over the stile and join the dirt track(Mount Larcom Hiking Trail). Follow the said track into the woodland to continue the Mount Larcom Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lynn Road & Mount Larcom Hiking Trail Start heading along Mount Larcom Hiking Trail (a walking track).
Continue another 3.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.3 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Larcom".
"Mount Larcom".
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Terrain
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Mount Larcom


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 6.7 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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