Federal Falls walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Towac Way, Canobolas

  • End: Towac Way, Canobolas

  • Location: Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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  • Distance from CBD: 274 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.3505294066666

  • Longitude: 148.970500780001

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Federal Falls walk is a 4km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This loop track starts and finishes at Federal Falls campground, passing through snow gum forest and past gigantic rock faces on its way down to Federal Falls. If you’re there after the rain, you’ll be in for a pretty sight.
You can start the track at either the northern or southern end of the campground. If you want an easy return trip to the falls, it’s best to take the northern track there and back, and if you’re planning to hike the loop track, it’s recommended to walk in a clockwise direction; starting at the southern end as you’ll be heading downhill on the steeper sections.
Whichever way you choose to hike, you’ll be accompanied by a range of flora and fauna along the walk. See flag flowers and Australian pea flowers and notice the colourful butterflies as they flutter by. You might also hear the song of the grey currawong as you make your way towards Federal Falls.

About the Region

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

Getting There

On entering Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, follow Mount Canobolas Road before turning right on Towac Road. Federal Falls campground will be on your right. Parking Parking is available at Federal Falls campground

Tips

Because of the altitude, the weather can change quite quickly. You should always check the weather forecast before setting out for a walk. It’s advisable to bring a jumper with you, and in winter always bring a raincoat and warm clothing.
The walk starts and finishes at Federal Falls campground
Most of the walk is easy, however the last 336m of the walk is a very steep incline down to the falls and while there is a rail to assist, it should only be attempted by confident walkers.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water
Roads may close when it snows (generally once or twice each winter)


Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

 

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