Heaton Lookout  to Heaton Gap
  • Length: 4.3km

  • Duration: 2 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Heaton Rd, Olney

  • End: 1549 Leggetts Dr, Brunkerville

  • Closest Town: Morisset

  • Location: Heaton State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 139 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9836675097

  • Longitude: 151.4548304846

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

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Steep Road

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Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap is a 4.3km, grade 4 One way hike located in Heaton State Forest New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs to complete.


This section of the Great North Walk start from grand views at Heaton Lookout in Heaton state forest and leads to the picnic area and motel at Heaton Gap. The first section of this walk follows the dirt road to a communication tower before passing another lookout and expansive valley views. Here you start the steep decent along a rocky track and passing a lovely grove of grass trees. From here you follow a grassy trail and powerlines before the narrow track leads down and across the road at Heaton Gap.

Download maps and tracknotes for Heaton Lookout to Heaton Gap hiking track from wildwalks.com.