Cathedral Mountain Northern Circuit Walk

4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days

11.9 km
circuit

↑ 691 m
↓ -691 m

Moderate track
From the parking area near Cooks Mill Campground in Cathedral Range State Park near Taggerty, this circuit walk takes you north along the Little River. The rocky walk leads past 6 side trips to peaks so plenty of opportunities for peak baggers and those who enjoy beautiful scenic views. If lucky, you'll come across wallabies and lyre birds. You can also make this a multi-day walk as there is a camp site near Blue Haze peak. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.3791137,145.7604467)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hume Freeway, M31
  • Turn on to Upper Goulburn Road Offramp then drive for 930 m
  • Turn slight left onto Upper Goulburn Road, C383 and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn right onto Upper Goulburn Road, C383 and drive for another 10.6 km
  • Turn right onto Goulburn Valley Highway, B340 and drive for another 28 km
  • Continue onto Goulburn Valley Highway, B300, B340 and drive for another 12.9 km
  • Turn right onto Whanregarwen Road and drive for another 16.4 km
  • Turn right onto Maroondah Highway, B360 and drive for another 16.3 km
  • Turn left onto Cathedral Lane and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Little River Road and drive for another 5.7 km
  • Turn right onto Little River Road and drive for another 60 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection of Tweed Spur Road and Little River Road, follow the dirt path moving away from the intersection into the woodland and towards the river. Keep on course as the track follows the river to continue along the Cathedral Mountain Northern Circuit Walk.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Cooks Mill Campground - Cathedral Range State Park at the start.
This camp site is wheelchair accessible.
Campsite managed byParks Victoria. There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 125 m turn left, to head along Little River Track.
After another 2.6 km (at the intersection of Little River Track & Neds Gully Track) turn left, to head along Neds Gully Track (a footpath).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to the first of many peaks on the walk, Neds Peak. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.1 km (Neds Saddle) turn right, to head along Little Cathedral Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Little Cathedral Peak. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Little Cathedral Track & Cathedral Circuit) turn sharp left, to head along Cathedral Circuit.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Cathedral Circuit.
After another 610 m come to the "Cathedral Peak".
Then come to the "Cathedral Peak".
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Farmyard Track & Cathedral Circuit) veer right, to head along Farmyard Track (a walking track).
After another 1.7 km (at the intersection of Farmyard Track & Jawbone Creek Track) turn left, to head along Jawbone Creek Track (a footpath).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to peak of North Jawbone. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Jawbone Creek Track & North Jawbone Track) turn right, to head along Jawbone Creek Track (a walking track).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to South Jawbone Peak, passing by Blue Haze Peak. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 370 m turn left, to head along Jawbone Creek Track.
After another 310 m cross the stepping stones.
After another 750 m cross the bridge (about 55 m long)
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Jawbone Creek Track & Saint Bernards Track) continue straight, to head along Saint Bernards Track.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Cerberus Road & Saint Bernards Track) continue straight, to head along Cerberus Road (a vehicle track).
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Little River Road & Cerberus Road) continue straight, to head along Little River Road.
After another 75 m pass the toilet (25 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 50 m come to the end.

An optional side trip to Little Cathedral Peak.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Cathedral Circuit & Little Cathedral Track Start heading along Little Cathedral Track (a footpath).
Continue another 430 m to find Little Cathedral Peak at the end.
"Little Cathedral Peak".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 430 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to peak of North Jawbone.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Jawbone Creek Track & North Jawbone Track Start heading along North Jawbone Track (a footpath).
Continue another 245 m to find North Jawbone Peak at the end.
"North Jawbone Peak".
"North Jawbone Peak".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 245 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to South Jawbone Peak, passing by Blue Haze Peak.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Jawbone Creek Track.
After another 165 m continue straight.
After another 85 m come to the "The Farmyard" (on your left).
Campsite managed byParks Victoria. This is a free campsite.
After another 10 m veer left.
After another 235 m pass the "Blue Haze Peak" (110 m on your left).
Continue another 80 m to find South Jawbone Peak at the end.
"South Jawbone Peak".
"South Jawbone Peak".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 580 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to the first of many peaks on the walk, Neds Peak.
Turn map Directions & comments
Neds Saddle Start heading along Neds Gully Track (a footpath).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Cathedral Peak Track & Neds Gully Track) turn left, to head along Neds Peak Track.
Continue another 235 m to find Neds Peak at the end.
"Neds Peak".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 250 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Cathedral Mountain Northern Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11.9 km
Time 4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.1 km apart with the largest gap of 9.5 km.

Toilet: There is one 11.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
9 mCooks Mill Campground - Cathedral Range State Park
Camp site
9.3 kmThe Farmyard
Toilet
11.8 km[toilet]
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