Mountains of Sydney - Mount Carrialoo
A flat topped mountain in Kangaroo valley surrounded on all sides by huge sandstone cliffs. Allow around 4 hours.
Just north of the bridge at Kangaroo Valley, turn west onto Bendeela Road. Follow this as it turns into Jacks Corner Road. The start of the walk is about 5.5 km from the turn off onto Bendeela Road. After passing a power station and lake, there is a small carpark area on the right about 1km further down the road.
Directions to the summit
1. Follow the fire trail up the hill.
2. When the track turns north and begins descending, there is a small track heading west.
3. There is a rope with a steep scramble up a rock. Keep heading up till you reach the top.
4. Navigation from here is a bit tricky. Head for the gap between the two knolls. There is no track but a footpad of sorts.
5. Aim for the northern side of the large saddle. There is a large open area here.
6. The western half of Mount Carrialoo has a well defined track that leads to the trig point at the summit.
7. Continue along the track till you reach a stunning lookout on the northwest corner of the mountain. Follow the cliff edge north to see further views to Fitzroy Falls.