Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara)


2 hrs

4.1 km One way

139 m

Hard track
This walk follows a series of tracks and management trails along the top of the ridge between Katandra and Rumbalara Reserves. You will at times think you are a million miles from anywhere and other times enjoy views across the suburbs of the Central Coast and out to sea. In spring and early summer, you will discover many wildflowers. There are a few picnic tables with views, great spots for a snack and a rest on your walk.

Maps for the Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara)

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 4.1 km
Time 2 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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

3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1km has short steep hills. The remaining (80m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 1.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs

3.4km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 390m is clearly signposted. The remaining (340m) has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 2.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.5km requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 4.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.5km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 610m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) walk starts at the St Johns Lookout car park (gps: -33.406508, 151.39009)
Your main transport option to St Johns Lookout car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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The Mouat Trail (Katandra to Rumbalara) ends at the Int of Mouat Walk and Dolly Ave (gps: -33.423723, 151.36051)
Your main transport option to Int of Mouat Walk and Dolly Ave 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 :)