Long ridge trail

Long ridge trail


Info

walking distance: 9.0 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 288 m
location: wollemi National Park
driving distance: km
driving time: h
water available:
parking: -33.4478,150.6172


gps tracks

Total distance: 8978 m
Max elevation: 571 m
Min elevation: 491 m
Total climbing: 288 m
Download file: long-ridge-trail.gpx

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Track notes

The entrance to the Long Ridge Track is on the left along Mountain LagoonRoad, 1.5km after the bitumen ends as you come from Bilpin. This track skirtsthe western edge of the property Mill Paddock, and then meanders for 6kmthrough the wet and dry sclerophyll forests typical of the area, featuring agood variety of local tree species such as grey gum (Eucalyptus punctata),stringybark (Eucalyptus globoidea), bloodwood (Eucalyptus eximia) andturpentine (Syncarpia glomulifera).Like the majority of tracks in the Mountain Lagoon area that are now used bybushwalkers, Long Ridge was originally put in by loggers to gain access to theforest and haul out the timber. With the commercial timber industry longgone, the track today is maintained as a fire trail. While there is no spectacularview at the end of the walk, Long Ridge offers a pleasant, relatively easy 5.5kmhike through some typical east coast Australian bushland and, as is the casewith several other tracks in the area, you stand a good chance of having it all toyourself! 2km along the trail, a short side track leads to an abandoned shalequarry.


Alerts

Wollemi National Park

Closed areas: Bob Turners fire trail and walking track closed for maintenance
Bob Turners fire trail and walking track will be closed for maintenance works from Monday 22 July - Friday 16 August 2024.

  • Please note: there will be no access to the walking track or fire trail during this time.
 
For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground closed
Wheeny Creek campground will be closed until Monday 22 July 2024, due to wet weather and vandalism that has occurred.
Staff will assess conditions and reopen as soon as possible.
 
For more information, contact the local park office on (02) 4720 6200.

Closed areas: Roads closed due to flood damage
The following roads in this park are closed due to storm and flood damage:
  • California trail - closed until late December 2024
  • Martindale trail - closed until August 2024
Visitor areas that are currently closed include:
  • California Hut - closed until late December 2024
Gates have been locked, and signs are in place on closed roads. Expected reopening times are subject to weather delays.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Bulga area office.

Closed areas: Newnes Campground Closure
Newnes campground in Wollemi National Park is closed for maintenance from Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 31 July 2024. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on (02) 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Wheeny Creek campground - Boobook section permanently closed
The Boobook campground and picnic area within Wheeny Creek campground has permanently closed due to flood damage. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 4720-6200.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing ground baiting program from Monday 20th May 2024 to Sunday 6th October 2024.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will take place in Dharug National Park (NP), Koolewong Flora Reserve (FR), Manobalai Nature Reserve (NR), Parr State Conservation Area (SCA), Wollemi FR, Wollemi NP, Wollemi SCA, Yengo NP.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the Wollemi Yengo NPWS area office for more information on 02 6574 5555.

Other planned events: Notice of ongoing 1080 baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting ongoing ground baiting program from Thursday 2 May 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024 in the following areas:
  • Abercrombie River National Park
  • Abercrombie River State Conservation Area
  • Kanangra-Boyd National Park
  • Blue Mountains National Park (southern section)
  • Wollemi National Park (Wolga
  • Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Jenolan Karst Conservation Area
  • Turon National Park
  • Marrangaroo National Park
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office at Oberon on 02 6336 6200.



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