Mount Baldy
Mount Baldy
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Jon K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Nice 2.2k hike up, steep in places but very rewarding at the end! Beautiful views across Atherton and surrounding areas. Highly recommended
Written 6 July 2023
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Fiona G
Adelaide, Australia315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Solo
A nice track to the summit with clear views to the town of Atherton below. There is the option to do a circuit to yabi mountain nearby or if you are walking from town there is a link trail of about 1 km through rainforest to get to the start of the track.
Written 3 July 2022
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia6,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
I’d done Mount Baldy up and back on its own previously & this time tackled the longer 8.5km loop starting at Yabi car park & heading up up to Yabi Mountain and along the ridge to Mount Baldy & back down. It took just under 3 hours including water breaks & stops at each summit.

To be honest it’s better than doing Baldy on it’s own as you enjoy a walk through the rainforest from Yabi to Baldy and the walk is more gradual & less strenuous in terms of uphill. You also get to enjoy some great views from both peaks and feel like you’ve really accomplished something. The diversity of landscape is impressive with open bush land, dry savannah & rainforest all on one walk. There is also an abundance of bird life - I saw an amazing black finch like bird with a blood red breast near Yabi Mountain which I’ve never seen anywhere else before.

Hint: take lots of water and watch out for the regular signs which direct you where to go. For the Yabi/Baldy circuit make sure to start from the first car park just off Rifle Range Rd (this is the Yabi car park, the Baldy car park is a few hundred metres down the road).
Written 3 January 2021
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Alan M
Palm Cove, Australia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
.This a surprising circuit we dit it to Mount Yabi to Mount Baldy and back . Approximately 8.3km.
Our sad crew was lead by my goat like son 13 and my nimble daughter 15, Myself and my wife were leading the rear 54 and 44 respectively.
It took us 2hrs and 45 minutes at a leisurely pace. Some tough terrain and harsh words .We encountered . green tree snake which skittered across our path between Yabi and Baldy which caused a near heart attack for me.
Our supplies consisted of four cans of pop, liquorice all sorts, Werthers Originals, and gooey stuff the kids eat I think is made from cows knees.
From our delicious supplies you may have guessed we are pommies lived here 12 years and this was the first attempt at the Baldy Yabi circuit.
We survived and loved it especially the sweets.
Was rather dismayed when I was overtaken by a 70 year old jogging down th e descent to the carpark, but hey he’s 70 and I’m 54.
Written 28 September 2020
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FarAway786205
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
There are 2 trails: Mt Baldy and Mt Yabi each trail about 4.2 km or you can try the circuit walk which joins both mountains. Today, we just hiked up Mt Yabi. Fabulous view over the Tablelands from the summit. It is a gradual
ascent then gets a bit steeper on the last 500m. We stayed at the summit for a good hour listening to the birds and enjoying the view. The path is easy to follow and well maintained. Popular with locals and visitors. Highly recommended for people looking for a nice hike in the open forest.
Written 22 July 2019
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ajayasthana
New Delhi1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
We do quite a lot of walks when we go on holiday and this is a lot tougher than your regular bushwalk. Its a 300m+ elevation ocer about 1.5km and at places its over 60 degree incline. If you want a bit of a challenge its a great walk, and the views back over Qtherton are sensational.

My daughter is 10yrs old and loves her sport and this was a challenge for her. But if the kids want to push themselves a good one.
Written 22 June 2019
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FarAway786205
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I really enjoyed this walk, though it can be steep in places, the track is well maintained and the views over Atherton are spectacular. The start of the track is open woodland and starts to thin out as you ascend to the top. It was misty the day we hiked and it felt like forest bathing. I suggest you wear good shoes for this hike as the rocks can be slippery on the way down if it has been raining. The heart was pumping in stages on the ascent but you can always stop and admire the view if you need a rest. The hike is around 4ish km which allows you time to explore other areas on the Tablelands. I would definitely be back to hike here again.
Written 5 April 2019
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JaymieOK
Townsville, Australia597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I wanted a good workout and this certainly gives it! 300m climb over 2.2km. Some good steep sections of trail.
Written 8 December 2018
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WorldTravla7
Cairns, Australia6,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
I tackled Mount Baldy without researching it expecting it to be an easy hike but I was wrong! It is roughly 4km return with the first half uphill almost the entire way and classified as "strenuous" on all the hiking websites. I puffed and I panted and even got rained on but it was all worth the effort once I arrived at the summit and got to write in the guest book and marvel at the beautiful views over the Atherton Tablelands. For those who are super fit and super keen you can continue on and do the climb to the summit of Yabi Mountain as well (this is a circuit walk and is 8.4km including both Baldy and Yabi - I didn't attempt this but maybe next time!). Mt Baldy is 1109m and Mt Yabi is slightly lower at 1055m. The walk was fairly quiet but there were a few keen hikers and it was nice to stop and chat to a few of them.
Written 3 October 2018
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Travelfiend87
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
It's a reasonably tough trek to get to the top, but a spectacular view of the Tablelands once you make it (and along the way)! One of the rare walks that you get to take you dog with you too!
Written 12 August 2018
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