Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop
  • Length: 5.6km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Bakers Rd, Olney

  • End: Bakers Rd, Olney

  • Closest Town: Cooranbong

  • Location: Heaton State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 143 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.9625771

  • Longitude: 151.4138262

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop is a 5.6km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Heaton State Forest New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Summary

This loop track starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area and follows the Great North Walk around the edge of the ridge via the Macleans Lookout Rocky Creek gully and the cliffs around the eastern edge of the ridge. This walk provides great views across the valley and much of the Hunter to the north. On the return the walk takes a leisurely stroll along the dirt roads passing the pines plantation area and the rocky creek camping area.


Download maps and tracknotes for Hunter Lookout and Great North Walk loop hiking track from wildwalks.com.