Castle Hill is a pink granite monolith standing in the heart of Townsville city. It rises to a height of 286m above sea level and dominates the city skyline. There are a number of vantage points from which to view the city and also across Cleveland Bay to nearby Magnetic Island.
There is a sealed vehicle road and there are two main walking tracks that lead to the top. The Goat Track leads up the Eastern ridge from Hillside Crescent and it mainly follows the route of the old King of the Castle foot race.
The Cudtheringa Track crosses the northern face of the hill and joins the Goat Track below the summit. At the summit carpark there are toilets and two water bubblers, one of which dispences CHILLED water. The tracks and road are very popular with runners and walkers.