Route: Royal National Park Loop

Submitted by sredfern on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 02:42am
New South Wales, AU
105 km
Vertical Gain
2,387 m

Full loop of the stunning world Famous Royal National Park, located only 45mins south from the heart of the city of Sydney.

The run is a complete continuous loop, without any part doubling back on itself. This run can be completed in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.

For this description, the details are for a clockwise running of the route.

The start and finish, is at the Anzac oval in Engadine, where you head to the railway station overhead crossing and head into the National park from there. 

The majority of the route is run on a mix of open and single trails with approx 10% on roads to get you from one trail to the next.

The route takes in all that the National park has to offer, including some of the best trails and the main highlights that draws visitors to the park.

Some of the highlights includes running the entire length of the famous Coastal track, Lady Carrington Trail, Ulloola trail, Bullawarring track and Walumarra track, passing through the historic Audley and its weir. You also get to see waterfall like the more popular Ulloola Falls and the not so known ones like Winifred and Anice Falls.

Included in the loop is visiting the only 2 towns in the park of Mainbar and Bundenna.

If running clockwise, on your way back to the start/finish, you get to cross over the Princess Hwy at Waterfall via the overpass, and head down the Bullawarring track passing the breathtaking Kingfisher pool into the Heathcote National Park, where you join onto the Pipeline Track heading back to Engadine.

This is a great route that could be challenged in either supported, self supported or unsupported style with access to taps, fresh water and shops along the loop and also with plenty of places for crew to meet up to support.


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