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The walk encompasses the Stringy Bark Gully Track, Flagstaff Hill Track, Caves Hill Track and Meehan Skyline Trail and offers fine views from Flagstaff Hill. From the entry to the Meehan Range Nature Recreation Area take the left fork and follow the track up Stringy Bark Gully, crossing Belbins Rivulet a couple of times. You will notice remnant concrete foundations of multiple buildings, formerly part of a secret RAAF WWII bomb storage base. Eventually you will reach a Parks & Wildlife Service sign on the boundary of the reserve and a narrow track continues more steeply up the gully through shady dry sclerophyll forest. The landowner has provided permission for the public to use tracks on their property.
At the top turn left onto the Meehan Skyline Trail and go up the steep fire trail until you reach the start of the Flagstaff Hill Track. At the top of the 379m summit is a cairn and views of the Wellington Range and Derwent River. Continue down the other side following the signs for the Flagstaff Hill Track until the intersection with the Caves Hill Track is reached. Follow the undulating Caves Hill Track along the eastern side of Flagstaff Hill until reaching the Meehan Skyline Trail. Turn left and follow it up Simmons Hill and along the ridgeline until descending back to Stringy Bark Gully (otherwise known as Air Force Gully). At the open area take the fire trail to the left and return to the Belbins Road carpark.
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Dogs and horses are not permitted on mountain bike tracks (Caves Hill Track and Upper Stringy Bark Gully Track) which are located on private property and within a Conservation Covenant. The landowner has granted permission for the public to use specific tracks on their property.
Sections of the circuit are on fire trails where horses or dogs on lead may be encountered. The Stringy Bark Gully Track is bi-directional and is used by mountain bikers travelling downhill. Please be alert and considerate of other users.