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Pieries Peak walking track

Mount Royal National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pieries Peak walking track.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    3km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

On entering Mount Royal National Park:

  • Continue along Mount Royal Road until you reach Youngville campground
  • The trackhead can be found at the back of the campground

Parking

Parking is available at Youngville campground.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

This is the best time of year to tackle the hike to Pieries Peak for spectacular scenic views of the area.

Summer

Enjoy a shady barbecue at Youngville picnic area.

Winter

Orchids are in flower at this time of year, so take a walk to Carrow Brook to enjoy them.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 30°C

Highest recorded

42.5°C

Winter temperature

Average

7°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-1.7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

146mm

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.

  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS. 
  • The walking opportunities in this park are suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking.

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).

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.

Pieries Peak walking track

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