Escarpment Walking Track

Guy Fawkes River National Park

Pass Chaelundi Falls. The first 6 km of the track is easy-medium. Much of the track is grass but isn't too hard to distinguish. Much of this area consists of tall gum trees etc. with blade grass below. The area is regularly maintained with controlled burning. Making the grass nice and fresh. The 9 km includes walking the last three km to the rest area continuing on the escarpment track. However the rest area can also be reached via Jordan's Trail which you have to cross. This trail is 1 km shorter to the rest area. The final three km of the escarpment track is rougher. There is evidence of echidnas raiding ant nests in many places along the track. Also leaves from the surrounding she oaks and sticks covering the track leaving the track quite loose in many sections. Walking the track in this direction includes much of the track being an uphill grade - particularly the last two or three km. You can return via the road which adds another 5 km to the track, or via Jordan's Trail, until you reach the escarpment track again, and then turn right to get back to camp. This walk would be a total of 17km and takes approximately four hours.

This walk starts from the Chaelundi Camp Ground at Guy Fawkes National Park. From Dundurrabin on the Grafton Armidale road, turn into Sheepstation creek Rd, then turn left into Chaelundi Rd. Follow that quite a way until you see the Guy Fawkes National Park sign at Misty Creek Rd. Follow that to the end. Most of the way is rough gravel road, and some is slippery in the wet.

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We walked this track to the picnic area and then returned via Jordan's trail, and retraced our steps back along the escarpment track. Should have taken more water. We were pretty dehydrated by the end. There are a few lookouts along the way, but Lucifer's Thumb at the end of the Chaelundi Track is definitely the best in the area.

Ian and Sue on 29 Dec, 2014


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