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Muirs Rainforest Walk
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
5.3 km WSW of Cooranbong
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Jilliby State Conservation Area
Climb: 130 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 130 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This is a good walk on a hot day. This walk leaves Muirs Lookout and descends through healthy blackbutt and blue gum forest to find a moist rainforest of ferns and mosses. A quiet sit and picnic within the rainforest would be lovely. This walk returns the same way you have come. (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 Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Muirs Rainforest Walk
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Muirs Lookout
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 walking track sign near Cooranbong
 
Muirs Lookout walking track sign 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 +

 
Track near Muirs Lookout, Cooranbong
 
Track near Muirs Lookout, 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 +

 
Forest near Cooranbong
 
Forest near Cooranbong +
 
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 +
 
Steep track near Muirs Lookout
 
Steep 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
 
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 +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Muirs Rainforest Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Muirs Rainforest Walk bushwalking track



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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Muirs Rainforest 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 1.5km
Time 1 Hr
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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
This whole walk, 770m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 770m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 770m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 770m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 770m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 770m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
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.

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

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)
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 Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Muirs Rainforest 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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
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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