This walk extends beyond the Great Northern Mines Walk, following the trail up to the Herberton Firetrail.
At the top of the steep trail there is a turn to the left to a shorter return path (known as the Magazine Escape Trail). Continue past this turnoff onto the Mount Ida firetrail.... more
There are three distinct steep climbs and decents across the three peaks of Mount Ida. Many mineshafts are evident and spectacular views across Herberton and the neighbouring valleys will be seen.
Reaching the peak of Mount Ida, notice the emergence of the mountain heath vegetation. Continue to follow the firetrail, which will take to you Mowbray Road, returning you to the township.... less
Mount Ida trail is steep and care will need to be taken with loose surfaces. Please do not attempt to enter any mines or tunnels.
Take drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in this tropcical environment.
During the wet season, high rainfalls can cause washouts. In the dry season, tracks may be closed due to hire fire danger.
Detailed information on this and other walks in the region can be found in the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.
Visit between March and October when weather and track conditions are at their best.
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