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The track to Lake Morris
The track to Lake Morris
Crystal Cascades track
Crystal Cascades track
Waterfalls into the Cascades
Waterfalls into the Cascades
Swimming holes
Swimming holes
Can't swim here!
Can't swim here!
Exhausted after climb
Exhausted after climb
View over Brinsmead
View over Brinsmead
Gate onto Lake Morris Rd
Gate onto Lake Morris Rd
Map at Lake Morris
Map at Lake Morris
Picturesque Lake Morris
Picturesque Lake Morris
Energy bar
Energy bar
Walking back down to Crystals
Walking back down to Crystals

Crystals to Lake Morris

Travellers Tale!
Submitted By: John & Melanie - Australia
Updated: 14-Feb-2012

The track to Lake Morris is located on the path to Crystal Cascades. Mobile reception is poor once you are on the track, so make sure someone knows where you are. Give yourself around 3 hours minimum for the return trip. And take plenty of water!

The walk to Lake Morris starts just next to the picnic area & toilet block at Crystal Cascades, about 150 metres along the path from the car park.

The scenic path to Crystal Cascades is easy going and has many small waterfalls and a wonderful rainforest environment.

I recommend jumping in for a swim after you tackle the Lake Morris trail. There are many spots to choose from along the path.

The Crystal Cascades waterfall is located at the end of the path. Beyond this point are the water intake pipes, so no swimming is allowed past here.

Some say 45 minutes to the top, but we beg to differ. This track is definitely not moderate. The first half hour is quite steep and then it tapers off. Make sure you have shoes with good grip.

Once you have reached the timber power-pole, there is a nice view over brinsmead valley and towards Yorkeys Knob. From here on the track widens (for vehicle access) and is less steep.

When you reach the yellow gate turn right and walk along Lake Morris Road towards the lake and lakeside Cafe.

Just before you reach Lake Morris there is a sign with a map of the area.

After the walk, I wanted to order everything on the menu. Coffee & Sandwiches were great!

Enjoy the serene views over Lake Morris before some well-earned lunch.

The less strenuous trek down the hill is a good chance to take in some of the surrounding rainforest environment. The track can be a little slippery so take your time & Enjoy!

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