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Corker trail is a 20km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Barrington Tops National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1-2 days to complete.
It’s not called Corker trail for nothing. This is a high altitude, high-octane adventure walk for fit and experienced bushwalkers in the rugged mountain country of Barrington Tops National Park. This challenging track follows the ridgeline from Lagoon Pinch picnic area to Careys Peak on the Barrington Plateau. It won’t just be the scenery that will take your breath away.
Winding through a variety of vegetation, from tall open woodlands to lush rainforest and cool temperate stands of Antarctic beech, your vigorous effort will be rewarded with brilliant views near Corker Mountain. After that, the expansive snow gum woodlands, grassy plains, and swamps of the Barrington Tops plateau will roll out before you.
Why not pitch the tent at Wombat Creek campground, before taking in the inspiring views at Careys Peak lookout? Spend a night under the stars before heading back, or explore the plateau via a network of linked walks.
About the region
Barrington Tops National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
Barrington Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Corker trail starts at Lagoon Pinch picnic area in the Lagoon Pinch to Williams River precinct of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:Take Chichester Dam Road from Dungog for approximately 10kmTurn left into Salisbury RoadContinue on for approximately 40km, taking Williams Top Road, and follow the signs to the picnic area. Parking Parking is available at Lagoon Pinch picnic area.
Water is scarce on the dry ridges, so ensure you carry plenty of water.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
This challenging walk should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers with the ability to navigate rugged mountain terrain
If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Corker trail can become boggy when it rains
Picnic facilities are located at Lagoon Pinch picnic area in the south
Toilets and camping facilities are located at Wombat Creek campground on Barrington Plateau
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.