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Mt Sugarloaf Green Track
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.2 km WNW of West Wallsend
Length: 1.8 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.8 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 73 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 73 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This longer walk travels though gentle forest, with many opportunities for picnics. Primarily in forest, this walk occasionally offers views out to the surrounding plains. The side trip to the western viewpoint (unfenced) is particularly recommended as the views are fabulous. This walk is mostly flat or gently undulating and therefore would be good for families. A recommended walk. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
HIGH (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Mt Sugarloaf Green Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Mt Sugarloaf Green Track
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Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
Int of Mt Sugarloaf Rd & Yellow Stone Monument
Int of Sugarloaf & Northern Rd
Int of Northern Rd & Green Track
Int of Green & Blue Tracks
Int of Green & Blue Tracks
Int of Green & Southern Tracks
Int of Green & Hole Rock Tracks
Int of Red & Green Track
Starting point for this hiking track: Mt Sugarloaf Carpark

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

Photo Gallery

 
Pond at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle
 
Pond at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle +
 
Information sign and map of Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle
 
Information sign and map of Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle +
 
Yellow stone monument, near Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Yellow stone monument, near Mt Sugarloaf car park +

 
Toilet block near the Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Toilet block near the Mt Sugarloaf car park +
 
Sugarloaf Road near Northern Road
 
Sugarloaf Road near Northern Road +
 
Northern Road, near Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Northern Road, near Mt Sugarloaf car park +

 
Locked gate and green track marker, near Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Locked gate and green track marker, near Mt Sugarloaf car park +
 
Green metal track markers near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Green metal track markers near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Sign near Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Sign near Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Track near Newcastle on Mt Sugarloaf
 
Track near Newcastle on Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf near Newcastle
 
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf near Newcastle +
 
Narrow trail on the Green track near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Narrow trail on the Green track near Mt Sugarloaf +

 
View through trees on the Green track walk near Mt Sugarloaf
 
View through trees on the Green track walk near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Western viewpoint on Mt Sugarloaf.
 
Western viewpoint on Mt Sugarloaf. +
 
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf
 
Green track on Mt Sugarloaf +

 
Narrow management trail on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Narrow management trail on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Management trail through forest near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Management trail through forest near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Sign on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Sign on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf +

 
Green track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Green track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Hole in rock on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Hole in rock on the green track near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Tracks near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Tracks near Mt Sugarloaf +

 
Track on Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle
 
Track on Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle +
 
Timber steps near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Timber steps near Mt Sugarloaf +
 
Forest near Mt Sugarloaf
 
Forest near Mt Sugarloaf +

 
Red track leading to the Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Red track leading to the Mt Sugarloaf car park +
 
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park +
 
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Concrete feature near the Mt Sugarloaf car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Mt Sugarloaf Green Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Mt Sugarloaf Green Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Green Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Mt Sugarloaf Green Track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.8km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 160m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 310m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 910m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 860m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 1.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 580m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 390m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Mount Sugarloaf Car Park Alt = 352 m
Mount Sugarloaf car park is located in West Wallsend (25km west of Newcastle) and offers fabulous views[1] of the surrounding countryside. This car park is the starting point for many walks around Mount Sugarloaf. There is a pond[2], information sign[3] and great views to the east. More info

(0 km) Mt Sugarloaf Carpark to Int of Sugarloaf & Northern Rd
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 152 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -12 m
From the car park[4], this walk follows the road gently downhill out of the car park, while keeping the pond on your left. The road is followed for about 35m, until coming to a four-way intersection[5], with a yellow stone monument[6] (on your right).
Continue straight: From the yellow stone monument[7], this walk follows the road gently downhill and directly away from the car park. The walk continues along the road (passing a toilet block[8] on the right) and after about 100m, comes to a three-way intersection[9] with a road[10] (on the left).

(0.15 km) Int of Sugarloaf & Northern Rd to Int of Northern Rd & Green Track
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 60 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -5 m
Turn sharp left: From the intersection[11], this walk follows the road gently downhill[12], keeping the valley on your right. After about 70m, the walk comes to a three-way intersection[13], with a locked gate[14] and green-headed metal track markers[15] (on the left).

(0.21 km) Int of Northern Rd & Green Track to Int of Green & Blue Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 516 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -26 m
Turn left : From the intersection[16], this walk passes between green metal posts[17] and follows the track gently uphill[18] (passing a 'Sugarloaf Conservation Area' sign[19] after 20m). After about 100m, the track descends gently[20] into a dry creek. The track continues gently uphill[21] (although it is initially moderately steep[22]) through regrowth forest[23] (ignoring side tracks[24]) for about 400m, until coming to a flat three-way intersection[25] and views directly ahead.

(0.73 km) Int of Green & Blue Tracks to Western Viewpoint
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 75 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -12 m
Turn right: From the intersection[26], this walk follows the track gently downhill[27], with the valley on your left. After about 60m, the walk comes to the partially-fenced western lookout[28] (with metal posts but missing railings[29]).
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then veer right to continue along this walk.)

Western viewpoint Alt = 316 m
The western viewpoint at Mt Sugarloaf offers good views out to the surrounding inland plains and in the distance, to the Watagans on the Great Dividing range. This viewpoint is unfenced, although it has metal posts which are missing cable. This would be a great place to watch a sunset.

(0.73 km) Int of Green & Blue Tracks to Int of Green & Hole Rock Tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 879 m Time = 18 mins
Climb = 32 m Descent = -27 m
Veer left: From the intersection[30], this walk follows the track south[31], keeping the views and cliffline to your right. This wide track then leads through the regrowth forest[32], undulating gently[33]) for about 700m until coming to a three-way intersection[34], with a track (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection[35], this walk follows the track east and gently uphill (passing a 'Lake Macquarie City Council' sign on the right after about 70m). This track is followed for about 180m, to find a large rock[36] with a hole in it (on the right). After a further 10m, the track comes to a three-way intersection[37], with a track (on the left).

(1.61 km) Int of Green & Hole Rock Tracks to Int of Red & Green Track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 65 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection[38], this walk follows the track north and moderately steeply uphill[39], while keeping the valley on your right. The walk follows the track (with occasional timber steps[40]) for about 80m, until coming to a three-way intersection[41], with a red track marker sign[42] (on the left).

(1.67 km) Int of Red & Green Track to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 6 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection[43], this walk follows the track gently uphill[44], keeping the valley on your right. This trail continues through forest for about 50m, to find a large open grassed picnic area[45]. The walk continues up this grassed area (crossing over a concrete pad[46]) and after about 60m, comes to the Mt Sugarloaf car park[47].

Drive from Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

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From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 9.8 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 12.1 km
Barbeques Galore 175 High St , Maitland (02) 4933 1323 16.8 km
Big Shanes Mega Camping & Outdoor Store New England Hwy, East Maitland (02) 4934 5416 15.7 km
Big Shanes "Mega" Camping & Outdoor Store Tenant 1, Building B, Chelmsford Centre New England Hwy, East Maitland (02) 4934 5416 15.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mt Sugarloaf Green Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Mt Sugarloaf Green Track
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2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 4 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 7 km (to the SSW)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 17 km (to the ESE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
17 km (to the ESE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 55 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter fire area which currently has a HIGH rating and No fire ban in place. (Downloaded 51 minutes ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Fri      22°Partly cloudy.
Sat18°|23°Cloudy.
Sun18°|25°Partly cloudy.
Mon19°|26°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Heaton State Forest Boardering Watagan national Park, Heaton State forest is home to many great lookouts. There sre many highpoints with cliff edges giving great views across the Hunter valley and Lake Macquarie.
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I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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