Cronan Creek Falls

2 h 30 min to 4 h

11.7 km
return

↑ 428 m
↓ -428 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Yellow Pinch Carpark on Upper Logan Road, Mount Barney, this return walk takes you to the Cronan Creek Falls and swimming hole, passing by two campsites along the way. Expect a secluded little swimming hole in a beautiful rainforest setting. Continue along the creekbed to find the hidden waterfall that is best viewed after decent rainfall. The interchanging vegetation is home to many wild animals, from House(Red) Finches and butterflies to wallabies and lace monitors. You’ll also be able to view Mt Lindesay and Mt Barney from the start. Keep in mind that recent rains can raise the water level and up the difficulty of the track. 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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Safer Bushwalks
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-28.2823852,152.7326638)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Mount Lindesay Highway, 13, 16
  • Turn on to Boonah - Rathdowney Road, 93, 16 then drive for 7 km
  • Turn left onto Upper Logan Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Keep right onto Upper Logan Road and drive for another 950 m
  • Turn left onto Upper Logan Road and drive for another 7.9 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Yellow Pinch Carpark on Upper Logan Road(320 metres southwest of crossing over Logan River), head towards the gate along the dirt path, moving directly away from the toilet(s). Head around/over the gate and continue on Upper Logan Road as it meanders down south to continue along Cronan Creek Falls Track. Keep going after the swimming hole to find the waterfall.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Upper Logan Road.
There is a toilet (about 115 m back from the start). This toilet is male and female.
Find the gate at the start.
Find the Mt Barney Trails at the start.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Yellow Pinch Trail & Upper Logan Road) continue straight, to head along Upper Logan Road.
After another 640 m head through/around the gate.
After another 8 m (at the intersection of Yellow Pinch Trail & Upper Logan Road) continue straight, to head along Upper Logan Road.
After another 330 m (at the intersection of Upper Logan Road & South East Ridge) continue straight, to head along Upper Logan Road.
After another 7 m pass the "South East Ridge Summit Route" (6 m on your right).
After another 800 m continue straight, to head along Upper Logan Road.
After another 60 m head through/around the gate.
After another 70 m cross the ford (about 25 m long)
After another 590 m come to the "Burbank".
Campsite managed byQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service. There is a fee to use this campsite. Open fires are not allowed.
After another 580 m come to the "Forestry".
Campsite managed byQueensland Parks and Wildlife Service. There is a fee to use this campsite. Open fires are not allowed.
After another 225 m (at the intersection of Upper Logan Road & Old South East Ridge) continue straight, to head along Upper Logan Road.
After another 270 m pass the "South Ridge Summit Route".
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Upper Logan Road & Cronan Creek Trail) turn left, to head along Cronan Creek Trail.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Cronan Creek Trail & Savages Ridge) continue straight, to head along Cronan Creek Trail.
Continue another 690 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.9 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Cronan Creek Falls


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11.7 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.9 km apart with the largest gap of 8.6 km.

Toilet: There is one -117 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-117 m[toilet]
Camp site
2.6 kmBurbank
Camp site
3.1 kmForestry
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