Mount Barney East Circuit - Southeast ascent, South (Peasants) descent
6 h 30 min, 10 h to 2 days
Starting from the Yellow Pinch Carpark, this circuit walk takes you to the eastern peak of Mount Summit via the South East Ridge Track, then descends via the Peasants Ridge Track, visiting multiple lookouts and campsites along the way. If you want to have a challenging experience that’ll reward you with an exceptional experience throughout, this is a must-do hike for you. Explore the eucalypt forest as you make your way up the South Ridge and enjoy the scenery as it gets better and better. Stop and savor the unimpeded 360 views from the peak, you have earned them. The dense forest teems with wildlife, and you can come across a picturesque view of colourful wildflowers at any time. There are multiple campsites on track for you to make this a multi-day journey(Rum Jungle, Forestry, Burbank etc.). Note that the track involves lots of technical rock scrambling, and is recommended only for experienced hikers in groups. Hiking poles can help you a lot during the descent, and grippy trekking shoes are a must. Start real early if you aren’t planning to stay the night. 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.