Marramarra National Park is one of Sydney’s hidden gem. Unfortunately, it is not really accessible by public transport and the only way to get here is by driving. I started the trail from Canoelands Ridge Trail. To get here, it is about a 40 minutes drive from Castle Towers. Really easy to get to. Because of the not so well known nature of this park, you can park your car right near the start of the trail, where the sign that says Gentleman Halt 10km is.
I started this around 9am, and for the next 2 or so hours, the trail is pretty easy to follow. 30 minutes in, you will get an amazing view like the featured image above. Here it is again:
The next 1.5 hours is fire trail, perfect conditions for mountain biking or trail running I would say.
You will eventually come across a sign that says Gentleman Halt 2.7km:
Going into Gentleman’s Halt is through the bushes, so if you’re mountain biking then would need to park the bike out here somewhere. It is a bit tricky, but there are pink ribbons on trees you can follow to reach the campsite. Due to time, I decided not to continue onto Gentleman’s Halt. (I will come back here and camp overnight next time!).
If you walk past the Gentlemans Halt sign (stay on the trail), and keep walking for another 20 minutes, you’ll reach the peak and it is a great place to rest up and enjoy the view. I decided to have lunch here.
Check out the views from up here:
From here, you turn back and walk the same trail back to the start of the walk, where your car is parked. Really straightforward walk. When I did this walk, I only walked past 3 people. 2 mountain bikers and 1 runner. This is a grade 4 walk and if you go into Gentleman’s Halt and back, it should take you about 6 hours to complete.
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Hi everyone! I'm William Chow, 24 year old kid from Sydney, Australia. One of my many passion is hiking, bushwalking, camping and exploring nature so thanks for stopping by. Since I go hiking/bushwalking almost every weekend (and overnight camping now and then), I decided to dedicate a site (seperate from my personal blogging site) to share my adventures on every walk I do, and I hope you feel my passion in my blog enough to do some walks yourself!
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