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Corker trail

Barrington Tops National Park

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Overview

The challenging Corker trail is a hard mountain walking track with scenic views, from Lagoon Pinch to Careys Peak, in Barrington Tops National Park near Dungog.

Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Distance
20km return
Time suggested
1 - 2 days
Grade
Grade 4
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Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, topographic map, compass, gps
Please note
  • This challenging walk should only be undertaken by experienced bushwalkers with the ability to navigate rugged mountain terrain
  • This trail is for walkers only. Bikes are not permitted for the safety of riders and walkers.
  • Water is scarce on the dry ridges, so ensure you carry plenty of water.
  • 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

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.

Be aware that this trail is for walking only. If you prefer to cycle, head to nearby Link trail or Careys Peak walking track.

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • Link trail, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Link Trail - Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak

    Link trail – Gloucester Tops to Careys Peak offers a moderate walk or mountain bike trail and scenic views from Gloucester Tops to Barrington plateau, in Barrington Tops National Park.

  • Careys Peak trail, Barrington Tops National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Careys Peak walking track

    Easy Careys Peak walking track offers picnicking, scenic views, birdwatching, and historic heritage in the sub-alpine region of Barrington National Park, near Scone.

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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