Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road


4 hrs 30 mins

11.2 km One way

528 m

Hard track
This pleasant walk explores the rural valleys and a beautiful section of Jilliby State Conservation Area. Starting at Ourimbah Valley Trackhead you walk into Hidden valley along the dirt road, to then follow a trail beside Ourimbah Creek to Stringy Bark Point. This is a pleasant mossy area with many ferns and near a wide sandy section of Ourimbah Creek. A bit further on you cross Ourimbah Creek then walk up the ridge to the dirt Tooheys Road. From here you walk along the little used dirt road to Forest Road, passing through the tall eucalypt forest and through the Tuggerah Lake Field Archers club area. A side trip at the end of this walk gives you the option of staying at Forest Park.

Maps for the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 11.2 km
Time 4 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 4.1km is very steep. The remaining (1.1km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 9km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.8km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

Around 8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 3.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

7km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.8km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 11km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 4.1km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road walk starts at the Ourimbah Valley Trackhead (gps: -33.317427, 151.30012)
Your main transport option to Ourimbah Valley Trackhead is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Ourimbah Valley Trackhead to Forest Road ends at the Int of Forest and Tooheys Rds (gps: -33.250845, 151.26955)
Your main transport option to Int of Forest and Tooheys Rds is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)