Mount Bowen, elevating at 1142m above sea level makes it quite a hike. Only the serious hikers have dared to climb this monster and very few have been successful.
Much of the mountain area is covered with fragile heath vegetation. To protect the unspoiled nature of the mountains and in the interest of safety, hiking in these areas is restricted. Any group wishing to walk into the mountains will need to apply in writing to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). A topographical map and compass should be carried.