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There are many good walking routes in Weddin Mountains National Park, and Lynchs loop trail is a great one to do, offering a lovely vista and plenty of birdwatching. The track, with short steep sections, leads steadily up through Small Basin gully to the edge of the western escarpment for superb scenic views across the valley towards Forbes.
After rain, water may be held in some areas of the drainage line in Small Basin gully, which adds to the natural beauty of this hiking track. In spring, things get even more appealing as the wildflowers start showing off their true colours, attracting nectar-loving birds.
The trail begins at Ben Halls campground and is ideal whether you're camping over for a few days, enjoying a picnic, or exploring the park for an hour or two.
About the region
Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Lynchs loop trail is in the north-western corner of Weddin Mountains National Park. To get there:Travel west from Grenfell for 5.5km along Mid-Western Highway towards West WyalongTurn left onto Back Piney Range Road and follow the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park for about 23kmTurn left at the national park sign at the entrance into Bimbi State Forest. Driving through the state forest, follow the signs to Ben Halls campground.The trailhead is at the eastern end of the campground Parking Parking is available at Ben Halls campground.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
If you're bushwalking in this park, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
There is limited mobile reception in this park
Toilets can be found at Ben Halls campground and Holy Camp
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.