Going Ahead
Medium
Day Walk
4C
Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
15
Mermaid Mountain is in the southern section of D'Aguilar National Park near Lake Manchester. The walk is from Lake Manchester Road to Mermaid Mountain via fire trails and an off track section. We start a few kilometres east of the Lake Manchester Dam. After going up a moderate rise on a forestry trail we reach Light Line (forestry) road and head left down this track. On reaching a creek a track is followed which becomes very steep before reaching the Mermaid Mountain ridge. This ridge is followed to the top of Mermaid Mountain where we will have lunch. The return trip is back along the ridge, down a zig zag forestry track and eventually back to the cars. The walk is about 13Km and involves 700m of elevation gain. Poles would be an advantage on this walk. A good level of fitness is required. NOT recommended as a first walk. From the top of Mermaid mountain, there are good views of Lake Manchester, Mt Flinders and Cunningham's Gap. On a clear day these views extend to Mt. Barney and to the east, Mt. Cootha and Moreton Bay.

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