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Cathedral Rock track is a 6km, grade 5 Circuit hike located in the Cathedral Rock National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Hike up Cathedral Rock to sit on a natural throne – perched on 200m of stacked boulders – and survey your kingdom. The nearby Round Mountain is the highest point of the New England Tablelands, although only by a royal whisker at 1584m.
The track is most easily accessed from Barokee campground. Follow the circuit clockwise and hike through sub-alpine woodland to the summit turnoff. Rock-hopping is the scientific term for what you’ll be doing for much of the next 400m as you clamber over boulders and straddle crevices. On the way back, keep following the circuit around through a protected valley of manna gums.
For the intrepid, pack headlamps and set out to Cathedral Rock at sunrise or sunset. Remember to take your camera, a raincoat, warm clothes, and a flask of coffee to reward yourself with for when you reach the top.
About the Region
Cathedral Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
Cathedral Rock National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Cathedral Rock track starts at Barokee campground in the central section of Cathedral Rock National Park. To get there:Take the Round Mountain Road turn-off on Waterfall Way (5km west of Ebor).After 8km of narrow gravel road, turn right into Barokee campground. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Cathedral Rock track can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Barokee campground.
Please be aware that boulders along this walk will be slippery when wet
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.