Cathedral Range - Ridgeline Circuit (18.2km)

Cathedral Range State Park



7 hrs

Grade 5


Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features


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About the region

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Acknowledgement of Country

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  • Sukru Aridil

    Anyone like to go this weekend .l can join )

  • Craig Cusack

    anything like that in brisbane? new to hiking.

    1. Jay Sea Wulf

      Boozie Trillest

    2. Vicki Milanovic

      Apologies if I have missed the detail, but it would be helpful if information of a nearby town was supplied 🙂

    3. Darren Edwards

      Closest Towns: Taggerty 11km, Buxton 18km
      Distance from Melbourne: 121km

    4. Vicki Milanovic

      awesome !!

    5. Bec Reichelt


    6. Callum McKechnie

      Good over-nighter. I think this is the one I ended up having to turn my spare socks into sleeves and leg warmers, as it got so cold. Haha

    7. Bridget Otto


    8. Sarra Mironov

      Definitely! As long as you bring tea again please 🙂

    9. Hello, is anyone able to tell me if when/if water is available after you leave Sugarloaf Saddle? Going to do the walk with my 2 kids so need to make sure we have access to water. Thanks!

    10. Did this hike last weekend. Saw a signage put in by ParksVic at the start of the South Trail marking both Canyon track and Wells Cave tracks as Grade 5 tracks

    11. Darren Edwards Post author

      Hi Alison, after leaving the saddle, you will not find any reliable source of water along the ridge-line (other than puddles if it has been raining). You will need to carry all water with you. This is a huge day walk and not one I’d generally recommend for kids due to the length and difficulty (I don’t know your kids age or abilities though).

    12. Nicholas Kocyan

      Do this one again Sarra Mironov?

    13. Darren Edwards

      HI Vikki. Letting you know I have updated the hike description.

    14. Peta Olinda Newey

      I can’t do the 29th 🙁 I can do 30-1st

    15. Grace Mitchell

      If this is done as an overnight walk, staying at the Farmyard, I am interested to hear if there is reliable water at the camp, or do you need to carry water for the whole hike?

    16. Helen Cooper

      I’m there Liz, just name the weekend.

    17. Reese Ferreira

      Em… Something to think about for our Saturday walks?

    18. Liz Marsden

      Helen Cooper! Our next adventure! I think I have the map somewhere…

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