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Published March 31st 2021
Great hike in the Moogerah Peak National Park
Steep summit trail will get your heart pumping! You start at about 150 m above sea level and in a bit more than 3 km, you reach the top at 634 m, with almost 500 m gain.
The picturesque view over Lake Moogerah, in the background is Mount Greville. Photo by Author.
Mount Edwards is located in the Moogerah Peaks National Park, near Lake Moogerah. Mounts Edwards, French, Greville and Moon are ancient volcanic peaks and are important habitats for the conservation of flora and fauna.
Lake Moogerah reflecting the sky on a autumn day. Photo by Author.
The National Park classifies the track Grade 5, meaning is very steep, rough and not many signs are provided. You need to have a good level of fitness, hiking experience and navigational skills or a GPS tracking application. Ankle supporting footwear strongly recommended.
The trail is 6.5 km return, very steep, allow 3.5 hours.
Trees blooming around Moogerah Dam. Photo by Author.
Bring a medium day backpack with 1.5 litres of water and snacks. Long sleeves and long trousers are preferable.
Put in your backpack first aid kit, insect repellent in form of cream, please avoid the spray since the aerosol created during the spraying is going to spread in the environment. Pack a raincoat, torch, tissues and phone.
During summer you can bring electrolytes to dissolve in water to compensate for the loss through perspiration.
Walk with family, friends or in a group. Never alone!
Two hikers on the trail to the summit of Mount Edwards. Photo by Author.
Lake Moogerah is popular for recreational boating and water skiing. There are lots of turtles floating on the water - you can watch them especially from the dam wall.
Moogerah Dam is located on Reynolds Creek near Boonah and was completed in 1961. Water from the dam is used for irrigation along Reynolds Creek and also supplies water to Warrill Creek and Warrill Valley farmers through a series of diversions.