Mount Edwards

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

5.4 km

↑ 514 m
↓ -514 m

Hard track
Starting from the end of Moogerah Connection Road, Moogerah, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Edwards and back, crossing the dam of Lake Moogerah along the way. As you take the final steps and reach the top, expect to be welcomed by rewarding northeasterly views of Mount French in the distance. Fassifern and Aratula are visible from here as well, and you can even see the Brisbane skyline on a clear day. The wide, shaded track up the slope is short, but gives you and your legs quite a challenge as it is unrelentingly steep. On the way up, keep an eye out for wallabies and lizards. The scenic dam wall can make for a great picnic spot after the hefty hike. Look out for turtles in the water as you savor the views over Lake Moogerah and Reynolds Creek. Keep in mind that there may be snakes along the track. Be extra cautious around the cliffs as they are not fenced. Take lots of water and avoid hot days to have a better hiking experience. 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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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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.0298794,152.5515518)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Cunningham Highway, A15
  • Turn on to Charlwood Road then drive for 4.1 km
  • Turn right onto Lake Moogerah Road and drive for another 2.7 km
  • Turn right onto Moogerah Connection Road and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn left onto Moogerah Connection Road and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Moogerah Connection Road and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 150 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 145 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Moogerah Connection Road(near The Dam Cafe/Lake Moogerah Cafe), head along the concrete fenced track towards the dam. Cross the dam wall, then head up the steps and follow the track as it meanders its way up to the summit to continue along Mount Edwards Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Lake Moogerah Cafe (about 60 m back from the start).
After 135 m head through/around the gate.
Then cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
Continue straight.
After another 8 m pass the sign.
After another 185 m veer left.
Then head up the steps (about 6 m long)
After another 2.4 km come to "Mt Edwards summit lookout".
"Mount Edwards".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.7 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Edwards

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.4 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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