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Corn Trail walking track

Monga National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Corn Trail walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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  • Time

    6hrs - 6hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    16km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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    Corn Trail walking track is in the northern precinct of Monga National Park. To get there:

    • Take the River Forest Road off the Kings Highway, approximately 20 km south east of Braidwood

    • Take the first left, 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 the Lower Corn Trail Carpark. This carpark allows you to do a car shuffle prior to starting the walk. Access this carpark via the Misty Mountain and No Name Mountain Roads. This carpark is a 40 minute drive one way from the Kings Highway.

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    Road quality

    Check the weather before you set out. In wet weather you can only access the lower Corn trail carpark in a 4WD vehicle.

    • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather


    Parking is available at Dasyurus Picnic area, where the walking track starts.

    Lower Corn Trail carpark provides parking at the bottom end of the track.

    Best times to visit

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


    Autumn is a great time to take Corn Trail walking track. Take in the sweet perfumes of the plumwood trees in flower at Penance Grove.


    See the distinctive bright red colour of the Monga waratah in flower along the banks of Mongarlowe River.


    Enjoy the cool temperatures in the rainforest and discover its natural wonders on Penance Grove walking track.


    Embark on the historic Corn Trail walking track and experience the diverse natural landscapes of Monga.


    There are no facilities available along Corn Trail walking track however gas barbecues and toilets are available at Mongarlowe Picnic Area

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

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    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.

    This trail is suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self reliant hiking. 

    The Corn trail is in a remote location. Walkers may experience wind and rain storms which can result in fallen trees or shrubs over parts of the track.

    Please ensure you are well prepared with appropriate clothing. Bring safety equipment like a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and a topographic map, and remember to fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to an emergency contact.

    Horse riding safety

    Before you hop on your horse, learn how to keep you and your riding group safe.

    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).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.



    A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.


    Gathering firewood

    Firewood may not be collected from the park.


    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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