Starting from J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area, Mount Coot-tha, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of The Pinnacle via the Pinnacle Link Track, then loops back to the start. Listen to the birdsong as you stroll along the East Ithaca Creek. Then make your way up to the Pinnacle along the scenic fire trails of Coot-tha. As it is a less popular walk in the area, the absence of people leads to a more secluded and serene feel to it. With mostly undulating tracks and 2 well-equipped picnic areas, this hike can make for a great afternoon trip with the family. Additionally, you can take your four-legged companion with you as well, considering he/she’s on a leash. 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.
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.
Turn on to Mount Coot-tha Road then drive for 325 m
Keep right and drive for another 145 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Mount Coot-tha Road, T7 and drive for another 1.5 km
Turn left onto JC Slaughter Falls and drive for another 60 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From J.C. Slaughter Falls Picnic Area(38 metres west of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive), head towards the car park as you move directly away from the toilet, keeping the main road to your right. Head along the paved footpath at the northern end of the car park, moving parallel to the creek(to your left). Follow the track towards Hoop Pine Picnic Area to continue along Coot-tha Pinnacle Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
After 20 m pass the car park (on your right).
After another 60 m pass the picnic table (15 m on your right).
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 8 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 100 m pass the toilet (50 m on your right).
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Pinnacle Link Track.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Pinnacle Track & Pinnacle Link Track) turn left, to head along Pinnacle Track (a vehicle track).
After another 80 m pass the "The Pinnacle" (45 m on your left).
After another 510 m pass the water tap (45 m on your right).
After another 10 m pass the BBQ (30 m on your right).
At the intersection of JC Slaughter Falls & Pinnacle Track turn left, to head along JC Slaughter Falls (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 10 m cross the bridge
After another 10 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Coot-tha Pinnacle Circuit
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 510 m apart with the largest gap of 1.1 km.