Mountains of Sydney - Marrangaroo
The smaller sister to the more imposing Mount Walker just to the south. After the initial steep climb out of the Coxs River, this becomes a very pleasant walk, with gradual climbing through a spacious woodland. This is a great area to see wildlife. Allow 4 hours.
Note that a crossing of Coxs River is required. This may be difficult or impossible after heavy rain.
From Lithgow, drive west along the Great Western Highway for 12km then turn left onto Link Road. Link Road is rough in parts but can be driven carefully in a 2WD car. Follow Link Road around the edge of the State Forest for another 3km till the road takes a sharp downhill. Park here.
Directions to the summit
1. Leave your car and head east along the road.
2. There is an electricity tower as you enter the National Park. Navigate your way east and down to the saddle.
3. Leave the fire trail and climb down the hill to the river. Beware of the thorny shrubs growing here.
4. There is a large pool at the point where the river turns to the east. Cross just upstream from the pool where the river is narrow. Start climbing up the river bank, erring to the right where possible.
5. At the top of the steep climb the terrain flattens out and from hereon it is pleasant walking through open woodland.
6. Turn north when you reach a flat ridge.
7. The summit is at the northern end of the ridge.