Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 Hr

2.5 km Circuit

138 m

Hard track
This loop walk starts from the Hunter Lookout picnic area. The walk provides great views across the valley and winds around the edge of the ridge line, passing Macleans lookout, also with great views. The walk continues along a short section of the Great North Walk, through an open forest to the end of Glen road. From here the walk follows the dirt roads back to the Hunter Lookout.

Maps for the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop 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.
Quorrobolong 1:25 000 Map Series 91322S QUORROBOLONG NSW-91322S
Cessnock 1:50 000 Map Series 91322 CESSNOCK CW-91322
Cessnock 1:100 000 Map Series 9132 CESSNOCK 9132

Cross sectional view of the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop

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 2.5 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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


1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 840m is very steep. The remaining (620m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

1.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 920m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (270m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


Around 1.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 570m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

1.6km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 730m requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (170m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 2.5km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


1.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 570m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (530m) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Hunter Lookout to Glen road loop walk starts and ends at the Hunter Lookout picnic area (gps: -32.962577, 151.41383)
Your main transport option to Hunter Lookout picnic area is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂