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If you're looking for a hike in Nangar National Park, near Eugowra, you can't beat this challenging walk which links the shorter Mount Murga and Mount Nangar walking tracks.
To complete the full loop, start at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area and travel along the fire trail for 1.2km until Mount Murga walking track. This follows the ridgeline through red stringybark and scribbly gum woodland. Once you've reached the top of Mount Murga you can take a 650m detour for stunning countryside views, or turn at the signpost onto the Mount Murga-Nangar link track.
Scramble down the steep hill and back up the eastern side, where you'll meet Chinamans Garden walking track. This shortcut (3.3km) takes you back to the campground if you're not feeling energetic enough to complete the full loop. Otherwise, continue 4.8km to Mount Nangar Lookout, past an intersection with photos of the colourful wildflowers you may see along the way.
Mount Nangar Lookout is a great spot to catch your breath and soak up the panoramic views across to Mount Canobolas. You might see birds of prey like the peregrine falcon, wedge-tailed eagle and brown falcon perching on the cliff face and circling over the open valleys.
Finish the loop by heading back down the Mount Nangar walking track to Dripping Rock and then walking 1.3km west along the fire trail to Terarra Creek camping and picnic area.
About the region
Nestled in the farmlands of the central west are the dramatic peaks and ridges of Nangar, which offers scenic views, bushwalking, birdwatching, camping and picnicking. Amid the wide open spaces of central west New South Wales, you'll find the spectacular scenery of Nangar National Park, dominated by the magnificent peak of Mount Nangar to the north. The park's beautiful wooded hills, easily accessible from Escort Way, create an ideal environment for picnicking, bushwalking and camping.
Mount Murga to Mount Nangar loop walk is in Nangar National Park. To get to Terarra Creek campground and picnic area: Drive along The Escort Way, 10km from Eugowra or 70km from Orange.Turn right on Dripping Rock Road, where you'll cross a cattle grid and enter the park.Continue along this road for 4.7km until you reach the carpark.From Terarra Creek camping and picnic area it's: 1.2km west along the fire trail to Mount Murga walking track1.3km east along the fire trail to Dripping Rock day use area11km east along the fire trail to Mount Nangar Lookout (4WD access only).You can start and finish this walk at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area or you can do a car shuffle, with 1 car at the start of Mount Murga walking track and the other at Mount Nangar Lookout. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as roads and walking tracks may be closed following heavy rain. The walking track beyond Dripping Rock day use area can only be used in dry weather. It may be closed to vehicles if the track has deteriorated. Check park alerts before you visit. Unsealed roads 2WD access to Dripping Rock day use area 4WD required to drive from Dripping Rock to Mount Nangar Lookout 4WD required in wet weather Parking Parking is available at Terarra Creek camping and picnic area, Dripping Rock and Mount Nangar Lookout. Parking is limited at the start of Mount Murga walking track. There is only room for 2 cars opposite the trackhead.
This walking track is long and requires a moderate level of fitness.
You'll need to follow the white reflectors on tree trunks along Mount Murga walking track and Mount Murga to Nangar link track, and the yellow markers on Mount Nangar walking track.
Remember to take a torch in case you're still walking when the sun sets.
There are kangaroo tracks that cross the walking track, don't confuse these with the marked route.
Summer is generally too hot for bushwalking in this park
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.