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Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk
Time: 2 hrs 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.3 km WSW of Cooranbong
Length: 1.9 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.9 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Jilliby State Conservation Area
Climb: 160 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 160 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 walk spends time ambling through beautiful rainforest and is an excellent choice on a hot day. This walk descends into rainforest on a narrow track, with the track becoming indistinct midway through the walk. A recommended walk through attractive forest. (open in app)


There are closures in Jilliby State Conservation Area
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk
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Muirs Lookout
No.16 Timber Post
Int of Muirs Track & Muirs Lookout Rd
Starting point for this hiking track: Muirs Lookout

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
 Morisset 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91311N 
 Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 

Photo Gallery

 
Muirs Lookout near Cooranbong
 
Muirs Lookout near Cooranbong +
 
Start to Muirs Walking Track near Cooranbong
 
Start to Muirs Walking Track near Cooranbong +
 
Start to Muirs Walking Track near Cooranbong
 
Start to Muirs Walking Track near Cooranbong +

 
Sign at Muirs Lookout near cooranbong
 
Sign at Muirs Lookout near cooranbong +
 
Looking up to Muirs Mookout car park near Cooranbong
 
Looking up to Muirs Mookout car park near Cooranbong +
 
Track near Muirs Lookout
 
Track near Muirs Lookout +

 
Muirs Lookout car park in the distance
 
Muirs Lookout car park in the distance +
 
Track near Muirs Lookout, Cooranbong
 
Track near Muirs Lookout, Cooranbong +
 
Track and forest near Muirs Lookout
 
Track and forest near Muirs Lookout +

 
Muirs Lookout track, near Cooranbong
 
Muirs Lookout track, near Cooranbong +
 
Muirs Lookout track, near Cooranbong
 
Muirs Lookout track, near Cooranbong +
 
Forest and track near Muirs Lookout
 
Forest and track near Muirs Lookout +

 
Forest and track near Muirs Lookout
 
Forest and track near Muirs Lookout +
 
Walking trail sign near Muirs Lookout, Cooranbong
 
Walking trail sign near Muirs Lookout, Cooranbong +
 
Track and bush near Muirs Lookout
 
Track and bush near Muirs Lookout +

 
Cut tree trunk near Muirs Lookout
 
Cut tree trunk near Muirs Lookout +
 
Moist rainforest and track near Muirs Lookout
 
Moist rainforest and track near Muirs Lookout +
 
Moist rainforest and track near Muirs Lookout
 
Moist rainforest and track near Muirs Lookout +

 
No. 16 timber post in rainforest near Muirs Lookout
 
No. 16 timber post in rainforest near Muirs Lookout +
 
Ferns and forest near Muirs Lookout
 
Ferns and forest near Muirs Lookout +
 
Lush rainforest near Muirs Lookout
 
Lush rainforest near Muirs Lookout +

 
Rainforest with large tree trunks near Muir Lookout in the Watagans
 
Rainforest with large tree trunks near Muir Lookout in the Watagans +
 
Large ferns close to Muirs Lookout in the Watagans
 
Large ferns close to Muirs Lookout in the Watagans +
 
Timber post and track close to Muirs Lookout in the Watagans
 
Timber post and track close to Muirs Lookout in the Watagans +

 
Timber post and railing close to Muirs Lookout near Muirs Lookout
 
Timber post and railing close to Muirs Lookout near Muirs Lookout +
 
Timber post and railing close to Muirs Lookout near Muirs Lookout
 
Timber post and railing close to Muirs Lookout near Muirs Lookout +
 
Moist rainforest near Muirs Lookout in the Watagans
 
Moist rainforest near Muirs Lookout in the Watagans +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk 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 1.9km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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
Around 1.8km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 100m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 770m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (100m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
1km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 770m has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (100m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
1km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 770m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (100m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 870m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 770m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (100m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Muirs Lookout
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|

Muirs Lookout Alt = 346 m
Muirs Lookout[1] on Prickly Ridge Road, in the Jilliby State Conservation Area, offers scenic views from Lake Macquarie to Tuggerah Lakes. The picnic area is supplied with fireplaces, firewood, picnic tables[2], toilets[3] and water[4] (treat water before use - water maybe unavailable). The lookout is surrounded by blackbutt and bluegum trees[5]. More info

(0 km) Muirs Lookout to No.16 timber post
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 772 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 18 m Descent = -112 m
From Muirs Lookout[6] and car park, this walk follows the track moderately steeply downhill[7], passing a 'Muirs Lookout Walking Track' sign[8](on your left) and walking between timber posts. Then this walk continues to follow the track through blackbutt and bluegum forest[9] for about 800m, until coming to a No.16 timber post[10] and moist rainforest gully[11].

Rainforest at No.16 timber post Alt = 256 m
At the No. 16 timber post[12] (along the Muirs walking trail), you are in a beautiful rainforest gully surrounded by a lush moist forest of cycads[13], ferns and mosses, with towering blackbutt[14] and bluegum trees above. This cool moist spot is a great place to spend time on a hot dry day.

(0.77 km) No.16 Timber Post to Int of Muirs Track AND Muirs Lookout Rd
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.04 km Time = 32 mins
Climb = 141 m Descent = -46 m
Continue straight: From the No. 16 timber post[15], this walk follows the mostly level, indistinct track north[16], keeping the hill up on your right. Then this walk continues to follow the indistinct track[17] through dense rainforest for about 400m (passing timber posts no.24[18] and no.26[19] on the way). This walk then continues to follow the indistinct track gently uphill for about 600m, out of the rainforest and into blackbutt and bluegum forest (passing no.31 timber post), until coming to a T-intersection[20] with a management trail.

(1.81 km) Int of Muirs Track & Muirs Lookout Rd to Muirs Lookout
Walk: Easy - servicetrail
Length = 102 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -3 m
Veer right: From the intersection[21], this walk follows the management trail gently uphill[22] and away from the back of the 'Muirs Lookout Picnic Area' sign[23]. Then this walk continues to follow the trail for about 100m, until coming to Muirs Lookout[24] and car park[25].

Drive from Muirs Lookout
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

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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)
Lake Macquarie Kayaks & Camping Unit 1 61 Alliance Ave, Morisset (02) 4973 2028 8.9 km
Central Coast Canvas 33 Holloway Drv, Jilliby (02) 4353 9885 15.6 km
Wyong Warehouse & Camping World 59 Howarth St , Wyong (02) 4352 1501 21 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 24 km
Carneys Sport & Leisure 137 Vincent St , Cessnock (02) 4991 2208 29.4 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Muirs Rainforest Circuit Walk
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6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 21 km (to the NE)
2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 24 km (to the NNE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 32 km (to the SSE)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 33 km (to the ENE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
33 km (to the ENE)

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)
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
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A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Jilliby State Conservation Area Link to official closures and fire bans page

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Park fees
Current Park Closure information for Jilliby State Conservation Area
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Safety alerts: Road access within Jilliby SCA
Roads in Jilliby State Conservation Area are unsealed, and accessible by 2WD in dry conditions only. 4WD's should be used at all other times. Gates may be temporarily closed on some roads, for roadworks, to prevent damage when wet.

Closed areas: Lemon Tree Forest Road
Lemon Tree Forest Road, between Prickly Ridge Road and Yambo Forest Road, in Jilliby SCA is closed to vehicles until further notice, due to severe erosion. This closure will remain in place indefinitely. Penalties apply for non-compliance.  For more information, please contact NPWS Lakes area office on (02) 4972 9000 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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