Starting from the end of The Peak Road, Brinsmead, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Whitfield and back via the Green Arrow Walking Track, exploring the lively rainforest along the way. A favourite amongst trail runners, this track features urban, rural and natural views throughout. The rainforest canopy provides a good amount of shade, and the tracks are decent enough to work those calves out. Remember to take in the scenery every once in a while and look for goannas and tree kangaroos. The tracks may become slippery after rainfall, so take care and wear grippy footwear. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Anderson Street and drive for another 1.5 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Pease Street and drive for another 215 m
Turn right onto Reservoir Road and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn right onto The Gateway and drive for another 135 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto East Parkridge Drive and drive for another 950 m
Turn left onto The Peak and drive for another 205 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of The Peak Road, head along the formed dirt track next to house No:53 as you move directly away from the road. Keep moving in the same direction for 200 metres, then turn left at the T intersection to continue along Green Arrow Walking Track to Mount Whitfield.....
Directions & comments
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Bel Air Drive. Details below.
After another 200 m turn left.
After another 2.4 km pass the "Mount Whitfield" (45 m on your left).
Continue another 100 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.7 km to get back to the start.
An alternate access point from/to Bel Air Drive.
Directions & comments
After 470 m head through/around the gate.
After another 10 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Green Arrow Walking Track to Mount Whitfield
2 h 15 min to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)