Manly Dam Nature Trail
  • Length: 3.2km

  • Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 51 Water Reserve Rd, North Balgowlah

  • End: Unnamed Road, Allambie Heights

  • Location: Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park

  • Closest Town: Manly

  • Distance from CBD: 15.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.78254296

  • Longitude: 151.2556499

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Manly Dam Nature Trail is a 3.2km, grade 3 return hike, located in Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam), New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

A short walk along the southern hill above Manly Dam with great views and fantastic scenery. One of the few tracks in the Manly Dam area where you won't get run over by bike riders this is a great walk for those looking for something short and peaceful. Look out for black snakes and goannas along the way especially in the McComb Hill area.

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About the region

Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park - known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna, including a number of threatened species. It’s great for picnics by the water, is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing, and its network of bush tracks are great for exploring.

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