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Bald Rock Summit walking track

Bald Rock National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bald Rock Summit walking track .

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1 - 2hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3.2km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Bald Rock Summit walking track begins from the main visitor area in Bald Rock National Park. To get there:

From Tenterfield

  • Turn right at the northern end of town onto sealed Woodenbong Road. Continue for 29km, passing Boonoo Boonoo National Park and Boonoo Boonoo River.
  • Follow the sealed Bald Rock Road for 5km to the campground and picnic area

From Stanthorpe

  • Take the road to Amosfield, then turn south towards Tenterfield along the unsealed section of Woodenbong Road.
  • Crossing Mursons and Jenner Creek, continue past Bald Rock Bush Retreat and continue for 5km to the picnic area and campground.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Bald Rock can be closed during extreme events such as flooding and bushfires.

Parking

Car and bus parking is available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Bald Rock National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Clear crisp atmosphere at this time of year offers outstanding views from the top of Bald Rock.

Spring

Wildflowers and the mild temperatures make spring a fantastic time of year for long walks and camping out.

Summer

Good camping weather as the temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees.

Winter

Frosts and rare snow flakes overnight, followed by brilliant blue skies overhead and crisp, fresh sunny days.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

25°C and 28°C

Highest recorded

38.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

15°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

-10°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

228.6mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Bald Rock Summit walking track

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Park info

  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass