Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby

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6 hrs

16.1 km One way

680 m

Hard track
This enjoyable walk starts from where the old Pacific Hwy where you walk along dirt roads and trails for while alongside the wide Mooney Mooney Creek, and under the huge F3 Mooney Mooney bridge. The wide track continues upstream, passing a few campsites before crossing the wide creek at a pleasant large rock platform. Not too long after crossing the creek you will pass the lower Mooney Mooney Dam where the old trail leads you uphill past another campsite, a quarry to the Somersby Reservoir. The track then leads past some rural properties and across the delightful Robinson Creek among the Gymea Lilies before finishing with a section of road walking to the Somersby Store.

Maps for the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Wyong 1:25 000 Map Series 91312N WYONG NSW-91312N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mooney Mooney Creek Trackhead to Somersby

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 16.1 km
Time 6 hrs
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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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

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 short steep hills and another 4.9km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 3.9km is flat with no steps and the remaining 1.3km is very steep.

Quality of track

8km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.7km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (3.9km) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 7km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

10km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 4.5km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.3km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 14km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.9km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

14km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 1.4km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (1.3km) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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