Mount Tyson – one of the most difficult hikes I’ve ever done. Not only was it a full 4 hours, we spent about 3 of those hours going up, and took us about an hour to get down. It’s a workout, that’s for sure!
The sign upon entry mentions that it’s difficult and you should be an experienced bushwalker. This is one of the first times my level of fitness matched the sign. Usually we walk or hike faster than the sign indicates, but not this time.
The walk is steep – bring poles if you have them. We packed a lot of water and lunch, which we ate at the top. One of the best lunches I’ve ever had, probably because I was so hungry.
Here we are before we started our climb!
We saw a brush turkey for the first time on this trail, and about 8 spiders. One so massive we marked where it’s web was on the trail with some sticks so we didn’t run into it on the way down.
The trail wasn’t a neat and tidy as one might think – this is what it mostly looked like!
All in all, though, the views from the top (well, scouts rock has better views) are worth the trek.
Mount Tyson is a great way to spend a morning or an afternoon. We hiked in the morning and had lunch at the top. I’m not sure it would have been wise to hike in the afternoon with the heat. Mount Tyson is in a National Park and it’s surrounded by a small town. Easy access to snacks when you’re done!
Oh, and here’s a photo of the actual mountain we climbed – see all the bush! Wild.
Well, there you have it – some photos of our Mount Tyson hike. No, it’s not a walking trail. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon.