• Distance 2.6km
  • Altitude max 258m
  • Altitude min 193m
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Trail type Return
Three Stars

Three Stars

Worth Doing

The Australian Hiker Experience Rating is a measure of the overall quality of a walk. It is intended to help you decide whether to walk a trail, not to measure anything objective. Consider this our personal take on the walk.

Grade Four

Grade Four

Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

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Mt Ngungun QLD (2.6 km)

Glasshouse Mountains

Starting Location

The trail head at the car park on Fullertons Road

Finish Location

The trail head at the car park on Fullertons Road

Best Time to Travel

Year round but avoid periods of heavy rains as the trail and the rocks at the summit may be a bit slippery

Mt Ngungun Trail Summary

The Glasshouse Mountains are close to Brisbane and consist of a series of peaks that erupt from a fairly flat landscape. Each of the mountains provides excellent views to the surrounding countryside. Before heading up any of the peaks it is worthwhile dropping into the visitor centre for trail information and then taking a short drive up to the lookout to get an idea of the terrain. There are a number of trails, some almost scrambling rather than walking with each providing a different degree of difficulty as well as time requirement.

The summit of Mt Ngungun provides spectacular views of the nearby mountains as well as the surrounding countryside and in addition this area is also popular with local rock climbers and it is common to see climbers at a dedicated point half way up the trail as well as climbing near the summit.

The trail head signage provides good information on the walk and surrounding area. The  Mount Ngungan Track begins in tall open forest with a dense fern understory. The pathway is well formed for most of the track with some sections of steep stairways as well as some rock hopping as you make your way to the summit. The track passes close to cliff edges on occasion particularly at the summit where there is a high level of exposure so please pay attention as you walk and take care if you have children with you.

Summit view

Rock climbers below!

Trail head

Stone steps

Trail with fern understory

Getting there

The trail up Mt Ngungun is about approximtely 3 km from the Glass House Mountains township with the start point at the trailhead on the Fullertons Road carpark where there is plenty of parking.

Things to know

  • Phone: There is reasonable phone coverage on this trail (Telstra)
  • Water: You need to bring your own water
  • Toilets: There are no toilets on this trail
  • Trail: This trail consists of formed track
  • Dogs: Dogs not allowed
  • Other: 
    • Keep an eye of for younger children as you get quite close to steep drop offs on occasions

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