A short walk in the Muogamarra Nature Reserve to Lloyd trig, which offers views over the Hawkesbury River.

Almost six years to the day since my last bushwalk in Muogamarra Nature Reserve, I’m back with the kids and my father for a short afernoon walk to Lloyd Trig. Situated in the north of Sydney, Muogamarra is only open to the public for six weekends a year. It’s also well-known for its native animals and bird-life.


Initially taking the Peats Bight Fire Trail, an old convict road, we cross some wide sandstone platforms, including the site of an Aboriginal rock carving of a whale.


It’s only a half-hour walk to the Lloyd Trig (TS2871), named after Richard Lloyd who farmed 10 acres in the area.


At a height of 210m, the trig point offers sweeping views over the Hawkesbury River and surrounding bush.


From the trig station records (it was last inspected in December 1982) you should be able to see the nearest trig points of Long Island, Barrenjoey and Topham (West Head).


Location Entrance to Muogamarra is off the Old Pacific Highway 3.5km north of Cowan. Approx 2.6km drive from the entrance to the Muogamarra Nature Reserve Visitors Centre along a gravel road.
Distance 2.8km return
Grade Easy. 85m total elevation gain.
Season/s Muogamarra open six weekends a year over August/September
Map/s Interactive topographical map [AllTrails]
9130-4N Cowan (1:25K)  Buy / Download
GPS Route Gaia GPS map with option to download GPX / KML file

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