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Slingsbys trail and Syndicate Ridge track

Dorrigo National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Slingsbys trail and Syndicate Ridge track.

Track grading

Grade 5

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

    6 - 8hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep and difficult

  • Distance

    15km one-way

  • Steps

    No steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    To start the walk along Slingsby trail:

    • Drive 10km north of Dorrigo along Megan Road
    • Turn onto Slingsby Road
    • The trail begins at the end, and finishes at the northern end of Adams Lane, Glennifer.

    Park entry points


    Parking is available at the end of Slingsbys Road and at the end of Adams Lane, Gleniffer. Please do not block any farm gates with your vehicle at either of these locations.

    Best times to visit

    The weather at Dorrigo National Park can vary from warm to mild to cool, depending on the time of year you visit. The summer months usually have the highest rainfall.


    The rainforest is alive with birdlife - walk the Lyrebird Link for a close up view.


    Escape the summer heat along one of the waterfall tracks and feel the coolness envelope you.


    Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to pack plenty of water.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This park is in a remote location, so please be well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and tell a family member or friend about your travel plans.

    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.

    It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

    Cycling safety

    Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

    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.



    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.

    Slingsbys trail and Syndicate Ridge track

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    Park info

    • in Dorrigo National Park in the North Coast region
    • Dorrigo National Park is open daily (except Christmas Day) 9am to 4.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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