Corn Trail walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: No Name Mountain Rd, Buckenbowra

  • End: No Name Mountain Rd, Buckenbowra

  • Location: Monga National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 334 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.63690482

  • Longitude: 149.9890966

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Corn Trail walking track is a 12km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Monga National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Take a journey back in time and follow a route that has been used for thousands of years. Popular today with bushwalkers and horse riding groups, Corn Trail walking track was originally used by Aboriginals on their seasonal travels between the coast and the tablelands, then later by European settlers on pack horses carrying supplies.
This historic trail takes you downhill from high mountain ridges to deep rainforest-filled valleys. You'll pass the gently flowing Buckenbowra River, wander through warm temperate rainforest and walk through eucalypt forests. You'll also catch glimpses of Mount Budawang and the sandstone peaks of Pigeon House and Castle Mountain further north.
It's a difficult walk, so you'll need to come prepared, but the scenery is worth it. A carpark at the bottom allows you to do a car shuffle and have a vehicle and supplies waiting for you at the end.

About the region

Monga National Park has something for all, with 4WD touring routes, walking and horse riding tracks to enjoy, peaceful places to picnic, and ancient forests to discover. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful place to picnic, a stroll through the forest, a challenging full day hike, or a scenic drive on a 4WD touring route, there’s something for everyone at Monga National Park.

You’ll find cool temperate rainforest filled with ancient plumwood trees from the Gondwana Age, warm temperate rainforests and old growth eucalypt forests. Enjoy relaxing picnics along the banks of Mongarlowe River, with peaceful spots to watch the local wildlife and admire the unique Monga waratahs in flower.

Getting there

To Corn Trail lower end carpark. Corn Trail walking track is in the northern precinct of Monga National Park. To get there:Take the first left turn, approximately 200m after entering the park.Follow this road 400m to arrive at Dasyurus picnic area, where the walking track starts.The track finishes at a carpark which can be accessed via “Misty Mountain” and “No Name Mountains” roads. This carpark is 40 minutes one-way from the Kings Highway. Park entry points Corn Trail lower end carpark See on map Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the roads to the carparks at both ends of the trail can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available at Dasyurus Picnic area, where the walking track starts. There is also a carpark at the bottom end of the track.


There is limited mobile reception in this park
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit.
Pack a small medical kit as a wise precaution
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

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.

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