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Spring Glade walking track is an invigorating way to reach the summit of Mount Canobolas. It offers a relatively easy walk and connects with several other trails in the area.
Along Spring Glade walking track, you'll pass through grassy woodland and beautiful groves of trees which offer plenty of shade to break up your walk. Bring a picnic and beeline for the top of the mountain if sweeping scenic views are what you're looking for. Summits walking track is also nearby for you to meander around the area, or you can take Snowgum walking track which intersects with the path along Spring Glade walking track and takes you all the way to places like Federal Falls.
Spring Glade walking track is good at nearly any time of the year, and scenic views are extra special while breathing in the crisp autumn air. Be mindful of the weather and keep your eyes peeled while birdwatching as there are sulphur-crested cockatoos and ringtail possums living in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.
About the region
Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area offers birdwatching, walking, scenic views, pretty picnic areas and a great campground; a top choice for a weekend getaway. The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago when Australia was sitting over a hotspot in the earth's crust. It is part of the Brigooda-Oberon chain that stretches 800km from southeast Queensland to near Oberon in NSW and last erupted eleven million years ago, spewing lava from the main vent and up to 30 vents in the surrounding area. With its rich soil, high altitude and cool climate, it’s the perfect environment for a range of plants and animals. There are great places to picnic and a number of walking tracks, plus the park is only a short drive from Orange so it makes for a great daytrip. If you feel like a weekend getaway, there’s also a campground that offers basic facilities in a pretty setting, right near the start of the Federal Falls walking track.
On entering Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area:Follow Mount Canobolas Road for 2.7km where you'll find the Spring Glade carpark and track entrance on the left Parking Parking is available at the Spring Glade carpark and at the summit of Mount Canobolas.
The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching
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.