Manmal Jimalji Track to Devil's Thumb
Starting near the end of Karnak Road, Whyanbeel, this hike/scramble takes you to the summit of Devil’s Thumb and back via the Manmal Jimalji Track. The summit provides you with exceptional views over the coast and surrounding mountains. You’ll be able to see the Mossman lowlands, the Dagmar Range and the Thornton Peak on a clear day. The eastern Kuku Yalanji people named this place ‘Manmal Jimalji’, which is also used for the track. Notice the environment change as you ascend, and with it, the birdlife and vegetation. This is a challenge that will test you mentally and physically, but the rewarding view and the feeling of conquering this challenge makes it worthwhile for many. Schedule your journey on a clear, dry day to avoid leeches and make sure you get the views that you came for. Bushmans spray, long sleeves and pants and grippy footwear is recommended. You’ll need a high level of fitness and lots of water for this hike. Turn back if it becomes too dangerous or you feel like you’re not going to make it back before nightfall. 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.
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