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This is a fantastic walk which is actually the first leg of the annual Oxfam Walk. You do need two cars for this walk - park one car at Mt Nebo Road transfer station, Dundas Road and another at Miala picnic Grounds, Mt Glorious. We started from Miala and enjoyed spectacular views out towards Lockyear Valley before we gently wound our way down to the bottom of the valley. Make sure you enjoy a rest at the creek because ahead of you is a VERY steep walk out of the valley. This is the steepest hill I have ever walked and the trail was very slippery - it was actually easier to walk beside the trail, then we could use the trees to hold onto! The hill goes on FOREVER, but when you eventually reach the top you will have a real sense of achievement - and more sensational views!

More detailed information about this walk can b e found here: https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/BNE_map1.pdf

Park one car at Dundas Road, Mt Nebo (Transfer station) and another at Miala, Mt Glorious.  Start the walk here.

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Did this walk on a beautiful misty morning. The forest roads were easy to follow although I navigated using the Oxfam Trailwalker guide which was helpful as there were a few track junctions.
Starting from Miala, the walk has an easy start with a gradual decline through the rainforest. Lots of bird life and some nice views out over the valley. The forest then begins to dry out and the walk gets a bit steeper down to the creek. Quite a reasonable walk if you turn back at that point (approx. 9km one way), the gradual slope back up isn't too tough.
The next part of the walk up Side Break however is a very steep, unrelenting uphill section. Got my heart rate above 180bpm before I made it back into the rainforest when it flattened out a bit. Hadn't done the car drop so at the end I turned back and retraced my steps. The downhill was pretty sketchy at times. Took about 5.5hrs for the return trip. Only saw 6 other people on the track during that time although the rain had started to set in by late morning. Would do this track again.

Kate on 20 Jun, 2020

Did the loop and went through Edge Break, very steep downhill and up through an even steeper track overgrown with lantana. Challenging until you get back on the road.

Anonymous on 9 Oct, 2016

Vwry steep hill ascent and challenging walk, nice views.

hayleyb on 27 Oct, 2015

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