Starting from Pine Creek Road, Numinbah Valley, this return walk takes you to the top of Pages Pinnacle through the woodlands of Springbrook National Park, crossing Wild Cattle Creek along the way. After the little scramble before the summit, you’ll be met by the rewarding views over Binna Burra and Advancetown Lake. This walk is uphill all the way to the peak, but the teeming wildlife of Springbrook may take your mind off that. Whether it’s posing lizards on a tree, a gorgeous snake(keep your distance), or the soothing birdsong. Keep in mind that the path may be overgrown at the top, so cover yourself well to avoid scratches. Also take extra care around the ridge. 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.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
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.
Turn left onto The Link Way, 99 and drive for another 380 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Gold Coast Springbrook Road, 99 and drive for another 640 m
Continue onto Franklin Drive, 99 and drive for another 17.7 km
Turn sharp right onto Pine Creek Road and drive for another 5.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the gravel car park on Pine Creek Road(near Scouts Numinbah Camp Site), head towards the signposted metal gate(closest one to the car park) along the gravel path. Head around/over the gate and join the fire trail. Follow the said trail as it veers right and leads you towards Wild Cattle Creek to continue the Pages Pinnacle Climb. Look out for the tree with “TOP” written on it in black near a pile of rocks as it marks the turn-off to the peak.....
Directions & comments
After another 240 m turn right.
After another 540 m continue straight.
After another 50 m veer left.
After another 750 m turn right, to head along Pinnacle Break.
After another 680 m (at the intersection of Pinnacle Break & shortcut) turn left, to head along shortcut (a walking track).
Look out for a tree with "TOP" written on it in black.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Pages Pinnacle footpad & shortcut) turn left, to head along Pages Pinnacle footpad.
(Pages Pinnacle) Continue another 560 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Pages Pinnacle Climb
2 h 15 min to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)