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Walking Trails: Watagan Trail

Lake Macquarie Walking Trails: Watagan Trail

This walk leads from Heaton Lookout to McLeans Lookout taking in some of the best forest scenery and vantage points in the Watagans. The trail is part of the Great North Walk and passes through Wallis Creek Canyon with its beautiful moss-covered overhangs and rainforest plants. From McLeans Lookout there is also an easy walk to the Hunter Lookout (600m) following the cliff line with beautiful views over the Hunter Valley.

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Location: Heaton Forest Park
Type: Linear
Time: 4-5 hours
Distance: 8kms one way
Grade Level Hard
Start Point: Heaton Lookout
Facilities: Bbqs, picnic area, toilets, water, lookout
Access: Heaton Road and Mount Faulk Road
Prohibited: No open fires or pets
Information: Part of the State Forest