Mount Maroon is a mountain in South East Queensland that is part of the McPherson Range. The mountain rises to 966 m (3,170 ft) above sea level about 12 km west of Rathdowney.
It provides for an excellent day trip, with superb wildflower displays on the summit plateau and unparalleled close-up views of the central Scenic Rim and Mount Barney's craggy profile. The usual ascent takes about 3/4 day for the return trip.
As well as bushwalking, Mount Maroon is a popular destination for rockclimbers with many routes established.
|Range/Region:||South Queensland Great Dividing Range|
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1828|
|First successful climber(s):||Captain Patrick Logan, Allan Cunningham and Charles Fraser|
|Nearest major airport:||Brisbane|
Thanks to michaelweare for adding this peak.
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NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There is one trip report for Mount Maroon.
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- Log #21980 - by Shawn Hardie on May 17, 2010We started 7:30am on a cool Sunday morn and made it to the top in about 1hr 45min. However we set a good pace and was puffing heavily at times. The initial section is a steady uphill ascent along a...