Walshs Pyramid

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Walshs Pyramid
Highest point
Elevation922 m (3,025 ft)
Coordinates17°07′48″S 145°48′02″E / 17.130025°S 145.800657°E / -17.130025; 145.800657Coordinates: 17°07′48″S 145°48′02″E / 17.130025°S 145.800657°E / -17.130025; 145.800657
LocationCairns, Queensland, Australia

Walshs Pyramid (922 m) is an independent peak with a distinct pyramidal appearance, 20 km south of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. An annual footrace is held on the third Saturday in August, to its summit. The "Pyramid race" starts at the nearby town of Gordonvale and attracts hundreds of competitors aiming to win the $1000 prize money.

For experienced hikers, the ascent and descent can take 4 to 6 hours. The vegetation on the mountain is fairly dense, however many rocks are open and exposed which make the surface very slippery after rain. .[1]

The view from the summit towards Cairns


  1. ^ "Walshs Pyramid, Wooroonooran National Park". 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2007.