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Scutts Hut trail

Mount Kaputar National Park

Overview

Jump on your mountain bike to check out the stunning scenery of Mount Kaputar National Park from behind your handle bars along Scutts Hut trail.

Where
Mount Kaputar National Park
Distance
40km return
Time suggested
4hrs
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
  • Scutts Hut trail ends at a gate leading to Black Mountain Creek Road. Beyond the gate is private property, so we ask visitors to respect the boundary and ride back up the hill the way they came upon reaching the gate at the end of the track.
  • You won't be able to ride down to Scutts Hut, but it is accessible on foot.
  • Scutts Hut trail has rough uneven surfaces and is most suitable for mountain bikes
  • The trail starts at Bark Hut picnic area and campground – a good place for a picnic or barbecue before you start the ride.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Discover the rugged landscape of Mount Kaputar National Park on your mountain bike on the beautiful Scutts Hut trail. The 20km trail winds its way along a ridge between two creeks, through magnificent bushland with amazing views. It makes a great day ride, and while you’re cycling, keep an eye out for the abundant birdlife, kangaroos and other local wildlife.

Before heading back, hop off your bike and walk down the track to check out historic Scutts Hut to see how pioneers lived in Mount Kaputar in the 1940s and 1950s.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.
Leaves on the ground. Photo:John Yurasek