Only for very fit, experienced bushwalkers, the Mount Sorrow Trail rewards you with breathtaking views on a clear day at 680m elevation.
The first couple of kilometres of this walk pass through lowland rainforest and are very pleasant. The gradient is mild to steep, however the surface is generally uneven.
The last couple of kilometres however become very difficult with one section even having a rope to help you ascend a very rugged steep section. When they say this walk is only for the fit, believe them.
It is however a very rewarding walk, especially if you are able to do it on a clear day. Although there are glimpses of the coast through the rainforest on the way up, the platform offers views to the north and south of cape tribulation.
It is possible to continue on for about 15 minutes past the platform (by squeezing around it or climbing over it), however this section is definitely more dangerous, and involves climbing and some very precarious ridge walking, that could see you fall and disappear into the surrounding rainforest, never to be seen again. This section takes you to a rock face that offers 180 degree views, again, however, do not attempt this section unless you are very confident / experienced and someone knows you are going.
A walker has been lost on this track, and was never found. Make sure you walk with others, or at the very least, let someone responsible know where you are going and when you should return.
There is no water on the track, so you will need to bring plenty. 4 litres is recommended as it can get very hot.
Leeches and mosquitoes can also be a problem, especially after rain. Insect repellent will make your walk much more pleasant.
This is a very difficult walk with steep sections, slippery footing and some scrambling.
Just north of Cape Tribulation.
From the general store and PKs Jungle Village, head north on Cape Tribulation Road.
Pass the turn off for Cape Tribulation beach and in about 250m you will see a small pull off area on your right.
The track entrance is signed on the other side of the road. It is just a small sign and difficult to see when driving past.