Hiking Devils Thumb in Far North Queensland

One of the best, if not the best hike I’ve done in Far North Queensland is the Manjal Jimalji trail in Whyanbeel Valley, north of Mossman Daintree National Park. I’ve been up there few times and can’t wait to do it again.  It’s awesome. 🙂

Also known as Devils Thumb is this hike a difficult but very rewarding challenge. The Aboriginals regard it as a place of cultural significance and it tells the story of fire creation. You need to be fit for the strenuous 11 km return hike which will climb to 1020m. Plan at least 7 hours.


The Manjal Jimalji trail is very isolated and help can be many hours away. You must be responsible for your own safety and well prepared. Remember to tell a responsible person where you are going and when you expect to return.


Scramble your way up.


Scramble your way up.

Find here all the information’s you need for the hike. The website says no camping but I wouldn’t worry about it too much. You can park at the beginning of the track. Sleep in your car to start with the first light in the morning.

Oh and btw. take enough insect repellent for the Mozzies and some chest rub ointment for your legs to keep the leeches away which can eat you alive on a rainy day. 😉

If you’re in Far North Queensland Australia and you’re keen enough to do the hike I’m happy to hear how you liked it. It’s a little adventure and I can promise you: You won’t be disappointed.

Happy & safe hiking.

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