Mount Maroon

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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.

Elevation (feet): 3,169
Elevation (meters): 966
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: South Queensland Great Dividing Range
Latitude: -28.210937
Longitude: 152.727127
Difficulty: Scramble
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
Convenient Center: Boonah

Thanks to michaelweare for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21980 - by Shawn Hardie on May 17, 2010
    We 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...