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Mountaineer-Glowang trail

Barrington Tops National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mountaineer-Glowang trail.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    12hrs - 1 day

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    15km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Mountaineer-Glowang trail starts at Wangat Road in Chichester State Forest on the south-eastern border of Barrington Tops National Park. To get there:

    • Take Chichester Dam Road north of Dungog for approximately 20km
    • Turn right into Wangat Road and drive to the end of the road for approximately 20km

    Alternatively, if starting from Gloucester Tops picnic area:

    • From Bucketts Way, between Gloucester and Stroud.
    • Turn into Gloucester Tops Road and continue to Gloucester River
    • Continue past the river for approximately 40 minutes
    • Take the left fork to Gloucester Tops picnic area

    Park entry points

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at either end of the walk, on Wangat Road and at Gloucester Tops picnic area.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Take to the park's walking tracks to make the most of cooler and drier daytime weather.

    Spring

    Look out for ground orchids and other wildflowers along the Polblue Swamp walking track.

    Summer

    Look out for the eastern water dragon basking on rocks around the streams.

    Facilities

    Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Gloucester Falls picnic area

    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 + 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.

    Prohibited

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mountaineer-Glowang trail

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    Park info

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