Kiama, it’s a place well known for it’s famous blow hole, rich history, beautiful beaches and community. If you look further beyond the horizon and drive past Kiama you will end up at a little town called Berry just 25 minutes away and this is where our adventure begins.
After driving up and down we finally found the start of our hiking adventure.
You will walk through some dense bush but the trail is pretty clear and easy.
I would recommend hiking boots for this trail, as some parts are pretty muddy. Especially if the trail has had some rain the day before.
Looks like a big storm passed through here recently and ripped this tree right out of its roots.
We stumbled upon some signs to tell us we were on the right track. Just a quick note, the signs say that the trail is 2.5 hours but really it’s not. You can smash it in 1 hour or less if you have a good pace.
We were getting higher and higher so we stopped a few times just to enjoy the view and its surroundings.
We had some obstacles along the way but nothing we couldn’t handle.
The trail started to get even narrower and the environment drastically changes, you will notice this as you do the hike.
This is what I meant when the environment changed. From this..
Some plants stood out that I really liked, like this one.
Another stop to enjoy the beautiful view.
Probably my favourite part of the trail.
We finally made it to the top and the views were breathtaking.
You will notice different types of rock formations at the top. They look pretty cool, some of them act like tables so you can have a nice lunch and place your stuff on them.
One word I could use to describe this view would be stunning.
This side would be my favourite view, where you can see the ocean meeting the mainland.
Probably my favourite pair of shoes, these Oboz hiking shoes are so comfy and can handle all sorts of terrain plus they’re waterproof!
Barren Grounds was probably one of the easiest trails we have done so far but getting to the top is something you won’t see anywhere else.. which made the hike that much more rewarding. I would definitely recommend this hike for people that love to drive and are looking for a easy hike with magnificent views to end the day.