Starting from Yeppoon Road, Ironpot, this hike/climb takes you up to the summit of Mount Baga(formerly known as Jim Crow) and back, exploring the woodland of Baga National Park along the way. A short but quite intense journey takes you to the peak, where you’ll be met by panoramic views all over the surrounding area. The road up gets quite steep, but the shortness of the trip and the gorgeous views make it worthwhile for many. This track can be used as a training hike for more demanding ones. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be confident and not have a big fear of heights for this journey. A moderate level of fitness is recommended as well, as there is a decent amount o f rock scrambling involved. 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.
Getting started From Yeppoon Road(3.53km northeast of intersection with Artillery and Daily Inn roads), head towards the green signpost along the gravel car park. Pass through the bollard and move past the said signpost as you head along the dirt track, moving directly away from the road. Follow the said track as it takes you deeper into the woodland to continue along Mount Baga(Jim Crow) Track. Look for blue/pink arrows and dots, and head along the most worn-out track if you can’t find any signs/markings.....
Directions & comments
After another 870 m come to "Mount Baga(Jim Crow)".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 870 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Baga(Jim Crow)
40 min to 1 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)