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Mt Sugarloaf Summit
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
4.2 km WNW of West Wallsend
Length: 0.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Lake Macquarie(LGA)
Climb: 48 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 48 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

This summit walk to Mt Sugarloaf offers fabulous 360 degree views and is highly recommended. This short but steep walk follows a wide trail, which narrows to become fenced steps directly to the summit. From the summit, you can see across the surrounding plains, with the views of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the ocean which are quite spectacular. This walk is often enjoyed by families and children and is highly recommended. (open in app)


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  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Mt Sugarloaf Summit

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Mt Sugarloaf Summit
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Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
Yellow Stone Monument
Int of Summit & Red Track
Int of Summit Track & Fenced Tower
Starting point for this hiking track: Mt Sugarloaf Carpark

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-92323S 
 Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 

Photo Gallery

 
Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle
 
Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle +
 
Pond at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle
 
Pond at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle +
 
Information sign and map of Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle
 
Information sign and map of Mt Sugarloaf, near Newcastle +

 
Picnic table at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle
 
Picnic table at Mt Sugarloaf car park, near Newcastle +
 
Yellow stone monument, near Mt Sugarloaf car park
 
Yellow stone monument, near Mt Sugarloaf car park +
 
Locked gate on the walk to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle
 
Locked gate on the walk to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle +

 
Track to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newscastle
 
Track to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newscastle +
 
Steep trail to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle
 
Steep trail to Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle +
 
Turn in trail, near Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Turn in trail, near Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Seat and tower near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Seat and tower near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Fenced tower near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Fenced tower near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Wide track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Wide track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Attractive forest near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Attractive forest near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Fenced track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Fenced track near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Metal stairs near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Metal stairs near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Steep metal stairs near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Steep metal stairs near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Metal fenced track over rocks near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Metal fenced track over rocks near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Stone steps near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Stone steps near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Metal fence near the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Metal fence near the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Seat on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Seat on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Step rocky steps on the Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle
 
Step rocky steps on the Mt Sugarloaf summit, near Newcastle +
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Tower and views from the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Tower and views from the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

 
Tower and yellow stone monument on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Tower and yellow stone monument on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Yellow stone monument and tower on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Yellow stone monument and tower on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit
 
Towers on the Mt Sugarloaf summit +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 530m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 190m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 80m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 270m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 270m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 270m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 270m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Mount Sugarloaf Car Park Alt = 352 m
Mount Sugarloaf car park is located in West Wallsend (25km west of Newcastle) and offers fabulous views[1] of the surrounding countryside. This car park is the starting point for many walks around Mount Sugarloaf. There is a pond[2], information sign[3] and great views to the east. More info

(0 km) Mt Sugarloaf Carpark to Yellow Stone Monument
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 30 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park[4], this walk follows the road gently downhill out of the car park, while keeping the pond on your left. The road is followed for about 35m, until coming to a four-way intersection[5], with a yellow stone monument[6] (on your right).

(0.03 km) Yellow Stone Monument to Int of Summit & Red Track
Walk: Easy - road
Length = 49 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection[7] and yellow stone monument[8], this walk follows the road towards a locked gate[9] (with a metal ring fence to its right). The walk follows the road for about 20m then passes around the locked gate. Then the walk follows the road gently uphill[10] (with metal ring fence on the right) for about 35m, until coming to a three-way intersection[11] with a track and timber track marker[12] (on the right).

(0.08 km) Int of Summit & Red Track to Int of Summit Track & Fenced Tower
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 115 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 22 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection[13], this walk follows the road moderately steeply uphill[14] with the hill on your right. The walk continues for about 90m, until bending right[15] and leveling out at a fenced tower[16] and park bench[17].

(0.19 km) Int of Summit Track & Fenced Tower to Mt Sugarloaf Summit
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 73 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 8 m Descent = -3 m
Continue straight: From the fenced tower[18], this walk follows the footpath moderately steeply uphill, while keeping the fenced tower on your right. The footpath[19] (with a metal fence[20] either side) is followed up metal[21] and stone[22] steps for about 40m, until coming to Mt Sugarloaf summit[23].

Mount Sugarloaf Summit Alt = 393 m
Mount Sugarloaf Summit is located in West Wallsend (25km west of Newcastle) and offers fabulous views[24] of the surrounding countryside from a fenced lookout[25]. The summit gives 360-degree views amongst three television transmitters[26] of the coast and mountains. There is a black stone direction table[27] to help you locate landmarks in the surrounding country. Mount Sugarloaf, also known as Great Sugar Loaf, is an extinct volcano. Unusually, on the 18th and 19th of July 1965, the mountain received 10 centimetres (4 in) of snow. It also snowed on the summit in the winter of 1975 [28]. More info

Drive from Mt Sugarloaf Carpark
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
East Lake Refrigeration 511 Lake Rd , Argenton (02) 4958 6255 9.8 km
Wallsend Army Disposal Store Cnr Tyrrell & Council Sts, Wallsend (02) 4951 5725 12.1 km
Barbeques Galore 175 High St , Maitland (02) 4933 1323 16.8 km
Big Shanes Mega Camping & Outdoor Store New England Hwy, East Maitland (02) 4934 5416 15.7 km
Big Shanes "Mega" Camping & Outdoor Store Tenant 1, Building B, Chelmsford Centre New England Hwy, East Maitland (02) 4934 5416 15.2 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Mt Sugarloaf Summit.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Mt Sugarloaf Summit
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2 VMB4 Auzcom Communications Site 1 Sugarloaf Range Via NEWCASTLE 4 km (to the SW)
6 NEW06 Gencom Site 1 Sugarloaf Range via NEWCASTLE 7 km (to the SSW)
1 CHT01 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN 17 km (to the ESE)
5 CHN05 Our Town Repeater Group 244 Pacific Highway CHARLESTOWN
Emergency use only
17 km (to the ESE)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 55 km (to the S)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      °A few showers.
Thu12°|16°A few showers.
Fri11°|17°A few showers.
Sat11°|17°Shower or two.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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