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The Junction & Bald Rock Creek Circuit

Southern Downs

Girraween National Park


Distance (kms):

5.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1.5 hrs

Elevation gain (m):

94 m

Max. elevation (m):

884 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Moderate (Grade 3)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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Meander through wildflowers down Bald Rock Creek to it’s junction with Ramsay Creek, marvelling at how wind and water have shaped the rocks over thousands of years.

This moderately trafficked walk starts from the trailhead at the Bald Rock Day Use Area on Pyramids Road.

The walk combines The Junction and Bald Rock Creek Circuit walks, which can be completed separately but share considerable distance.

Follow signs to the Junction, crossing Bald Rock Creek, and then meandering through forest and wildflowers, spotting wallabies, kangaroos, lizards and birds.

The track meets the creek at times, showcasing rocky waterfalls and waterholes. Steep slabs and collections of giant granite boulders can be seen in the distance, including First Pyramid.

The track then sidles the upper banks of Bald Rock Creek, as it opens up and showcases views down to the Junction. Follow the white lines for navigation assistance on the slabby sections.

While it may be tempting to walk down the middle of the creek right on the waters edge, the views are fantastic from the elevated position of the path. Taking one route on the way down and the other on the way back is suggested.

The junction of Bald Rock and Ramsay Creeks is dotted with giant boulders, including one that resembles a shrunken Balancing Rock (seen on the First Pyramid walk in the park).

To return, retrace your steps and follow signs for the Bald Rock Creek Circuit to round out the tracks.

Track: Graded paths and white paint markings on slabby sections, the track is well-signed and easy to follow.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels.

Direction: This is loop track with an out-and-back section that returns the way it came. The loop circuit can be completed in any direction, however anti-clockwise is recommended.

getting there

The trailhead is located in the Bald Rock Day Use Area on Pyramids Road in Girraween, 3.25 hours drive south-west of Brisbane.

Parking is typically ample.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round, however the track is very exposed to the sun and should be avoided during the hottest part of the day during warmer months.

Like all walks involving creeks, they are best done after recent rain, however, be sure to check the Queensland Parks website for updates regarding flooding and track closures, especially given the numerous creek crossings on this track.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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