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Summits walking track

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Summits walking track joins the two of the peaks within Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Walk it as a short walk or longer day walk, enjoying scenic views and birdwatching.

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area in Country NSW
2.1km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade 3
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Because of the altitude, the weather can change quite quickly. You should always check the weather forecast before setting out for a walk. It's advisable to bring a jumper with you, and in winter always bring a raincoat and warm clothing.
  • Spring Glade, Snowgum and Nature walking tracks connect with Summits walking track – look for signage along the way
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch

Summits walking track connects two of the park’s summits, Mount Canobolas (also known as Old Man Canobolas) and Young Man Canobolas, traversing a saddle between to two mountains and joining up with some of the other walking tracks along the way.

Before you head off on the walk, take some time to admire the scenic view from the summit of Old Man Canobolas; you'll be able to see the town of Orange and surrounding countryside.

When you’re on your way, you’ll first hike along a downhill track that passes through snowgum grassy woodland. Keep an eye out for grey currawongs during summer and look for white throated tree creepers. From there, you’ll wind uphill to the summit of Young Man Canobolas.

If you’d like to turn this short walk into a longer day walk, you can join up with the Spring Glade, Snowgum or Nature tracks; look out for signage along the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Nature walking track, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Boris Hlavica

    Nature walking track

    Nature walking track is an easy walk for anyone wanting to explore the natural beauty of Mount Canobolas, offering birdwatching and wildflower displays in spring.

  • Spring Glade walking track, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo: Steve Woodhall

    Spring Glade walking track

    Spring Glade walking track provides easy access to the summit of Mount Canobolas via a pleasant easy walk through grassy woodland, offering birdwatching and picnic opportunities.

  • Image of snow gum tree canopy. Photo © Fiona Gray

    Snow Gum walking track

    Snow Gum walking track in Coolah Tops National Park is an easy way to experience some of the largest known snow gum trees in a beautiful old-growth forest setting, near Coolah.


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Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

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