Mount Sorrow ridge trail, Daintree National Park Tropical North Queensland

The Mount Sorrow Ridge trail is a difficult climb through dense rainforest, but the views are worth it! Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Walking

Trail features

The Mount Sorrow ridge trail provides opportunities for fit, experienced and well-prepared bushwalkers to experience rainforest-clad slopes and spectacular views from an elevation of 680 metres.

The trail starts in a lowland rainforest valley, featuring trees with large buttress roots and a canopy woven with large woody vines. As the ridge ascends, the trail moves into upland rainforest and the slow-growing orania palm becomes common. Look for Boyd's forest dragons perching on trees quite close to the trail. On the ridge the vegetation is dominated by acacias (wattles). The wind-sheared forest canopy becomes lower and more open towards the mountain summit.

From the lookout spangled drongos and small flocks of topknot pigeons can be observed in the air, while a variety of butterflies drift around on the wind. On a clear day, the beautiful Daintree coastline can be seen stretching southwards to Snapper Island and beyond, and the shadows of the individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef can be glimpsed in the ocean.

Read more about the nature, culture and history of the Mount Sorrow ridge trail.

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