Mt Sugarloaf Summit

Download & Print Map and Notes

30 mins

534 m Return

48 m

Moderate track
This summit walk to Mt Sugarloaf offers fabulous 360 degree views and is highly recommended. This short but steep walk follows a wide trail, which narrows to become fenced steps directly to the summit. From the summit, you can see across the surrounding plains, with the views of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the ocean which are quite spectacular. This walk is often enjoyed by families and children and is highly recommended.

Maps for the Mt Sugarloaf Summit 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.
Wallsend 1:25 000 Map Series 92323S WALLSEND NSW-92323S
Newcastle 1:100 000 Map Series 9232 NEWCASTLE 9232

Cross sectional view of the Mt Sugarloaf Summit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Mt Sugarloaf Summit

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 534 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 190m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 80m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 270m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 270m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 270m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 270m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 270m 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 Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Mt Sugarloaf Summit walk starts and ends at the Mt Sugarloaf Carpark (gps: -32.890649, 151.53942)
Your main transport option to Mt Sugarloaf Carpark is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

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 🙂