Monday, January 2, 2012

CENTRAL COAST - Strickland State Forest - Strickland Falls Cabbage Palm Trail - HIKE - 31 december 2011

The day was looking cool and overcast for a summer's day.



I drove to Strickland State Forest down Strickland Forest Road an parked at the Banksia Picnic area. There were picnic and wood bbqs and compost toilet.

I took the track towars Stricland Falls. The track was easy to follow . It wound its way on a sandy track through overgrown vegetation and pass rocks and cliff faces. Eventually, a sign was reached and the falls were only a short distance more to walk.

The falls were small and fell only a short distance. Still, it was very quiet and peaceful. A nice spot to rest awhile and take in the scenery. The rocks around the waterfall were very slippery. I had one big slide when scramb;ing back from the falls.

I then followed the Cabbage Tree Trail which was easy walking with a steady upward incline about ten minutes after passing the turnoff for the Stoney Creek Trail. The trail ended at the Banksia picnic area.

There was also a lookout over a part of Gosford near the picnic area.

Note: the Cabbage Tree trail would be good for mountain biking.

1 comment:

  1. Went up to the Cabbage Tree trail today for mountain biking. IMO it was way too rugged and I had to turn back after a bit. I then tried the trail behind the Gosford Lookout, and while it was an improvement, it was still too full on. Mind you, I'm only a beginner.

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