Castle Rocks walking and hiking trail, Munghorn Gap

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

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.

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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.

gravel path through bushland
gravel path through bushland

At the turnaround point there are incredible views of sandstone pagoda features and across the valley.

There are no picnic or toilet facilities available at Castle Rocks walking track. Be sure to take all supplies with you.

If you are interested in picnicking within the park, head to Moolarben Picnic Area. The picnic area has pit toilets, picnic tables and lots of space to enjoy.

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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