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Wrights lookout (Grade: easy)
Distance: 3 km return
Time: Allow about 1 hr walking time
Details: From the Barron Falls car park, walk along Wrights lookout road to Wrights lookout, which offers wide-ranging vistas over Barron Gorge, towards the city of Cairns and the coast. Return along the same track.
Surprise Creek walk (Grade: moderate)
Distance: 2.8 km return
Time: Allow about 1.5 hrs walking time
Details: From Wrights lookout, this walk follows the first section of the McDonalds track, part of the long-distance walking track network. The walk follows a service road with moderate grades and a rough slippery surface. Rainforest gives way to open woodland before the track descends steeply to Surprise Creek. Upstream from the bridge there are deep, clear pools and tumbling rapids. The walk returns along the same track.
Short walks, lower section
Stoney Creek Garndal Garndal track (Grade: easy)
Distance: 2 km return
Time: Allow about 30 mins walking time
Details: From the car park at the end of Stoney Creek Road (the Stoney Creek trailhead), this rough track climbs up through Stoney Creek gorge, beside Stoney Creek, to the causeway at the old weir. The track is unformed with a rough, uneven surface of rocks and twisted tree roots. The walk passes clear limpid pools and small waterfalls before ending on a large boulder overlooking the creek, just downstream of the weir. Take care near the weir access. Return along the same track.