Saddle Mountain Track
8.7 km return
3 h to 5 h
Saddle Mountain Track
8.7 km

3 h to 5 h

Starting near James Cook University, Smithfield, this walk takes you to the summit of Saddle Mountain and back, exploring the rainforests of Smithfield Conservation Park. You will be rewarded by some spectacular views of the northern beaches as well as the Lambs Head and Double Island. There is also a weather station at the top, along with a large boulder that you can sit on and enjoy the landscape. The rocks and the track gets slippery when wet, so a good pair of grippy shoes/boots and gloves are recommended. Trekking poles will also help on the way down. Keep an eye out for snakes on and around the track, but don’t be afraid, they are just out to get some sun. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.



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