We spend quite a bit of time in the Central Tablelands visiting family. When we do visit, we always try and find a new hiking or walking trail to explore. Recently, we tackled Castle Rocks walk and it was magnificent! Castle Rocks walking trail is located in Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve approximately 35kms north-east of Mudgee.
Castle Rocks walk at a glance
Distance: 8.9 km return (out and back)
Duration: 3 to 5 hours
Track: Fire trails, some rock scrambling at the end of the trail.
Australian walking track Grade: 3
Start: Castle Rocks car park, off Wollar Road
Finish: Castle Rocks car park, off Wollar Road
Nearby trails: The Drip walking track
Bookings/Permits: Not required
Other information: There are no picnic or toilet facilities available at the trail head. Picnic facilities are available at Moolarben picnic area. Limited mobile reception is available in the park.
Information on how walking trails are graded can be found here.
The trail from Wollar Road is primarily a fire trail, very well marked and easy to follow. The trail narrows at the turnaround point and some rock scrambling maybe is required.
The trail winds its way through eucalypt and native pine bushland towards castle rock. The park is teeming with native wildlife including hundreds of species of birds. Be sure to take your binoculars.
Wombats are a feature of the landscape and their burrows can be found along the edge of the trail.
At the turnaround point there are incredible views of sandstone pagoda features and across the valley.
Getting to Castle Rocks walking trail
The trail is located 35 kms north-east of Mudgee. Follow Ulan Road and Wollar Road to Munghorn.
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