Mt Edwards is nestled amongst the spectacular scenery of the Scenic Rim, just over an hourâ€™s drive south west of Brisbane and is part of Moogerah Peaks National Park.
Originally named Mount Banister by explorer John Oxley in 1824 and renamed by Alan Cunningham in 1828 after Lieutenant George Edwards. The name â€˜Moogerahâ€™ is the local Ugarapul peopleâ€™s dialect for â€˜place of thunderstormsâ€™.
This hiking track takes you across Moogerah Dam wall to the summit. With an elevation gain of almost 500m to the top, this walk will get your heart pumping. If you rest often, anyone with a reasonable to moderate level of fitness can complete this walk.
There is a lookout part-way up the track with views of Little Mt Edwards. This is the halfway mark and a great place to rest before the steep section begins. At the summit, the lookout faces north-east towards Brisbane and the Fassifern Valley and the views from here are spectacular and well worth the effort.
Afterwards you are welcome to linger and enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake/slice.
Please note: There are toilets at our meeting place
This is a Grade 5 hike and only recommended for those that are experienced hikers and have a high degree of fitness
● Views of Little Mt Edwards & Reynolds creek gorge
● Moogerah Dam
● Views of the Fassifern Valley from the peak
Adventurous Women® Walk Hosts, Kat and Caron
Photos of your adventure
Cuppa and home-made treat
Any parking costs
Purchases at the CafÃ©
- Minimum 2 litres of water
- Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
- Sense of Adventure
- Hat, Sunscreen
- Personal first aid kit including electrolytes **
- ** A snake bite bandage is highly recommended
- Hiking poles if you use them
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