The Forest Way Track
  • Length: 4.4km

  • Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park

  • End: Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park

  • Closest Town: Waterfall

  • Location: Royal National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 50.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.1488068052

  • Longitude: 151.0302677015


The Forest Way Track is a 4.4km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Royal National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 45 mins to complete.


Opened in 1886 the Forest Path was once part of a controversial logging site the first time that logging was stopped in Australia by protest. Now it is a short trail looping around the hill following the Hacking River. Through a shaded environment of ferns and eucalypts this walk passes through a very pretty environment that was definitely worth preserving.

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