The walk to the summit of Flat Top is a very short climb. A treat awaits at the summit, with a near-360 degree view of the surrounding valleys, including the Grose Valley. There are also great views to other features including Mt Hay and Lockley Pylon. The walk and mountain itself may be short, but the views are spectacular and well worth exploring. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, 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.
Turn right onto Victory Lane and drive for another 115 m
Keep right onto Churchill Street and drive for another 265 m
Turn left onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 760 m
Turn right onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 6.8 km
Keep left onto Mount Hay Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn left and drive for another 15 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park, this walk crosses the road to the opening in the thick wire fence, then follows the 'Flat Top' sign up the sandy track. After approximately 50m, the track passes an alternate exit to the management trail (on the left). The track continues up the hill, tending right up a steeper, rockier gradient. The track continues up to three metal ruts on the left of a rocky outcrop. The track heads up to the flat of the plateau, leading along an overgrown management trail to an obvious trig station.....
Directions & comments
After 15 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 570 m come to "Flat Top".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 580 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
25 min to 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)