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Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.6 km N of Cooranbong
Length: 2.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 2.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Heaton State Forest
Climb: 138 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 138 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: Hard

This loop walk starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area. The walk provides great views across the valley and winds around the edge of the ridge line, passing Macleans lookout, also with great views. The walk continues along a short section of the Great North Walk, through an open forest to the end of Glen road. From here the walk follows the dirt roads back to the Hunter Lookout. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop
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Hunter Lookout picnic area
Int of Bakers Road & Hunter Lookout picnic area
Bakers Road Loop Intersection
Maclean Lookout
Int of GNW track & Bakers Road
Int of GNW track AND a wide track
Int of Great North Walk and Glen Road
Glen Road Rest Area
Int of Bakers & Glen Roads
Int of Bakers Road and Hunter Lookout track.
Starting point for this hiking track: Hunter Lookout picnic area

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
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Photo Gallery

 
Hunter Lookout
 
Hunter Lookout +
 
Hunter Lookout Picnic Area
 
Hunter Lookout Picnic Area +
 
Bakers road
 
Bakers road +

 
Macleans Lookout
 
Macleans Lookout +
 
View from track
 
View from track +
 
Glen road rest area
 
Glen road rest area +

 
Int of bakers and Glen roads
 
Int of bakers and Glen roads +
 
Bakers road
 
Bakers road +
 
Hunter Lookout facilities
 
Hunter Lookout facilities +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop 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 2.5km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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
1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 840m is very steep. The remaining (620m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
1.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 920m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (270m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 1.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 570m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
1.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 730m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (170m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 570m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (530m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Hunter Lookout picnic area
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|

Hunter Lookout Alt = 435 m
Hunter Lookout[1] can be found on Bakers Road, along the Great North Walk. This fenced lookout has everything you will need snack-stop, including toilets[2], picnic tables, chairs and wood-fired barbecues[3]. This lookout has fantastic views[4] over much of the Hunter region[5]. In 2010, a series of vandalism attacks occurred on the water tank, so water is no longer available at Hunter Lookout.

(0 km) Hunter Lookout picnic area to Macleans Lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,road,road
Length = 703 m Time = 16 mins
Climb = 39 m Descent = -38 m
From the picnic area, this walk heads north, past the metal gate to the intersection of Bakers Road.
Veer left: From the Hunter Lookout picnic area[6] (on Bakers Road), this walk follows Bakers Road north and gently downhill[7], while keeping Hunter Lookout on your left. The walk continues for about 400m until coming to a Y-intersection[8] (Bakers Road loop).
Continue straight: From the intersection[9] (Bakers Road Loop), this walk follows the track gently uphill[10], while keeping the other end of Bakers Road Loop to your right, gently downhill. The walk follows the road for about 130m until coming to Macleans Lookout[11].

Mcleans Lookout Alt = 445 m
McLeans Lookout[12] offers magnificent views of the valleys[13] in Heaton State Forest. Located on Bakers Road, this fenced lookout also has picnic facilities including tables with seats[14] and open grassy areas.

(0.7 km) Maclean Lookout to Int of GNW track AND Glen Road
Track: Hard - road,servicetrail,bushtrack
Length = 668 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 26 m Descent = -86 m
Veer right: From Mcleans Lookout[15], this walk follows Bakers Road gently downhill, while keeping Macleans Lookout behind you on your left. The walk continues for about 80m until coming to a three-way intersection[16] with a wide track and GNW arrow marker (on the left).
Continue straight: From the intersection[17], this walk follows the trail gently downhill[18], while keeping the 'Heaton Lookout' sign on your right. The walk continues (becoming moderately steep downhill) for about 280m until coming to a three-way intersection[19] with a track on the left.
Turn sharp right: From the intersection[20], this walk follows the track moderately steeply downhill[21], while keeping the GNW arrow marker on your left. The walk continues (descending moderately steeply into[22] and out[23] of a gully) for about 150m, until coming to a three-way intersection, Glen Road[24].

(1.37 km) Int of Great North Walk and Glen Road to Glen Road Rest Area
Track: Hard - servicetrail
Length = 269 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 47 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Glenn Road' sign[25] up the steep, rocky hill to the top, where it flattens out and comes to a rest area.

(1.64 km) Glen Road Rest Area to Int of Bakers and Glen Roads
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 563 m Time = 11 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the rest area, the walk heads west along Glenn Road through an open wooded forest, winding to the intersection of 'Glen Road'[26] and Bakers Road.

(2.2 km) Int of Bakers & Glen Roads to Hunter Lookout picnic area
Track: Moderate - road,bushtrack
Length = 269 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -14 m
Veer right: From the intersection[27], this walk follows Bakers Road gently uphill[28], while keeping Glen Road on your right. The walk continues, undulating gently for about 250m until coming to Hunter Lookout picnic area[29] (on the left).
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads off the road and up the hill following the Hunter Lookout picnic area sign, past the wooden gate and the public toilet, to the picnic area area and the lookout.

Drive from Hunter Lookout picnic area
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.
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Getting there

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

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
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)
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 15.1 km
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 17.9 km
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 20.4 km
Camping World Cnr Hillsborough & Macquarie Rds, Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 22.4 km
Camping World 3/ 276 Macquarie Rd , Warners Bay (02) 4956 6183 22.7 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 10 km (to the E)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 11 km (to the ENE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 26 km (to the E)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
26 km (to the E)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 47 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Hunter fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years 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
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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.
Region:
I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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