Razorback Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Razorback Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

This challenging hike takes 2 hours one-way. It links Sugarloaf Peak (accessed via the Wells Cave or Canyon Tracks) with the Farmyard Camping Area, passing through small pockets of bushland and crossing exposed rocky outcrops with impressive views of the forested farmland and valleys below. The track is part of the Cathedral Range Southern Circuit and can be combined with the Northern Circuit for a longer hike with an overnight stay at The Farmyard.

This Grade 5 track requires careful walking on uneven surfaces and along quite narrow rocky sections with steep drop offs. There is limited signage, so look for the orange track markers to help you stay on the track (a topographic map and compass or GPS device is recommended). It is only suitable for experienced bushwalkers.

Visitor Tips: This route is high and exposed, so is best avoided in bad weather, low visibility or strong winds. Check the weather conditions before setting out, and allow plenty of daylight to complete your walk. The weather on the range can change quickly and there is no shelter, so ensure you are well-equipped, and wear appropriate clothing including sturdy hiking footwear. Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated (there are no natural water sources on the trail). Phone signals are unreliable – hikers should consider carrying a radio or personal locator beacon, and don’t forget to communicate your intentions to friends or relatives before setting out. Download the Visitor Guide for more advice on safe and enjoyable walking in Cathedral Range State Park.

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Razorback Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Razorback Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Steep track
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Closure due to COVID-19

Under the direction of the Chief Health Officer and in accordance with Department of Health and Human Services’ requirements, this facility will remain closed until further notice. This is to reduce the number of people moving around in the community and reduce the risk of transmission. For more information, visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid-19

Neds Gully pedestrian suspension bridge and campground CLOSED

Neds Gully Campground and Neds Gully pedestrian suspension bridge are temporarily closed until further notice. Northern circuit tracks can be accessed from Little River Track via Cooks Mill Campground. Alternative camping is available at Cooks Mill Campground.

Bridge upgrade planned

The road bridge at Cooks Mill Camping Area is being replaced, with work anticipated to take place from 21 September to 9 October. This is during the Victorian school holidays. Camping will continue to be available at Cooks Mill during this time, however vehicle access to the camping area will be from the southern end of the park (via Mount Margaret). There may also be some noise in the vicinity of the camping area.

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