McLaren Falls Lakeside LoopBeginner
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Undulating, small hills only
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Starting from the carpark below Rotary camp follow the Lakeside walkway southwest towards Top Flat until you hit the road. Hang a left and follow the trail alongside the road for 200m and then take the entry to the Pine Tree Knoll lookout track on the right hand side of the road. Take the right fork and head up to the lookout.
After descending down you will join the Ponga Grove track and towards the end cross a small grassy area into Nikau track. Keep right at the junction with the Waterfall track and soon you will be at the waterfall where you will cross the stream.
At the exit of the Waterfall track head straight across the road and pickup the little trail down to the lake side. Turn right for an out and back section along the lakefront.
Turn around when you hit the road and return along the Lakeside trail, crossing the bridge at Cherry Bay and carry on back to the car park.
Features of interest
Waterfall, glowworms, dam.
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 5%
Easy Single Track: 95%
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Carpark on the lakefront below Rotory Grove camp.
Car parks are available at the start point or on the road into McLaren Falls park.
Lots of little trails to pick and mix. It is worth it having a look at the map board located in most of the parking areas.
Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.
Water avaialble at campsites
Opening hours for park gates are:
Summer from 7.30am to 7.30pm, when daylight saving starts
Winter from 7.30am to 5.30pm, when daylight saving ends
Outside these times need to park at carpark on McLaren falls road
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