Info

walking distance: 16.8 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: 521 m
location: Barrington Tops
driving distance: 247 km
driving time: 3:10 h
water available: yes
parking: -32.1546,151.5280


gps tracks

Total distance: 16868 m
Max elevation: 516 m
Min elevation: 345 m
Total climbing: 524 m
Download file: Rocky-Crossing.gpx

Video


Track notes

0.0km Start at Williams River Picnic Area
0.3km Bridge over Williams River
1.9km Fern Tree Creek Picnic Area
2.3km Blue Gum Loop Track joins Rocky Crossing Track
3.4km Lion Rock (100m side-trip from main track)
4.8km Pool of Reflections (300m side-trip from main track)
7.7km Strangler Fig (50m from main track)
8.8km Junction with track up to William Top car park & picnic area
9.2km Rocky Crossing
15.2km Junction with Blue Gum Loop Track
16.1 Crystal Pool (100m side-trip from main track)
16.8km Return to Williams River Picnic Area

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Alerts

Barrington Tops National Park

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Lookout (State Forest) and Honeysuckle picnic area. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.
The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Barrington trail south closed
Due to the on-going wet weather and deterioration of trail conditions, Barrington trail south is closed to public vehicles. This closure brings forward the annual seasonal closure that usually commences on 1 June. You can still walk or ride a mountain bike on the trail during this period.
This closure affects public vehicle access to a number of destinations on the southern Barrington plateau, including:
  • Little Murray campground
  • Junction Pools campground
  • Aeroplane Hill walking track
  • Edwards Swamp walking track
For further information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures
Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.
However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to trail conditions:
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Blue Gum Loop trail part closure
Part of the Blue Gum Loop trail is closed due to recent storm damage and dangerous trees. NPWS is working to clear the trail and reopen as soon as possible.
The following areas are currently open:
  • Williams River picnic area and part of Blue Gum Loop trail (including 250m accessible section to first steel bridge)
  • Rocky Crossing walk (access via Williams River picnic area due to Forestry Corporation closure of Williams Top Rd)
  • Jerusalem Creek trail and picnic area
Take care and follow onsite signage.
For more information contact NPWS Gloucester Office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Information Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Safety alerts: Williams Top Road closed
Williams Top Road has been closed by Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) due to a landslip. The closure affects access to the following areas in this park:
  • Lagoon Pinch picnic area
  • Corker trail
  • Wombat Creek campground
  • Rocky Crossing walk
For more information on the closure visit the FCNSW website. The road re-opening date is not known at this stage.
For information on access to visitor sites in Barrington Tops National Park contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300 or Dungog Visitor Centre on 02 4992 2212.

Closed areas: Burraga Swamp walking track closed
Burraga Swamp walking track is inaccessible by vehicle due to the closure of Mt Allyn Road in Chichester State Forest due to wet weather.
The road will re-open when conditions allow. For more details, please visit FCNSW website or contact the local office.

Other incidents: SUV / 4WD Recommended for Gloucester Tops Rd
NPWS is currently recommending SUV / 4WD for Gloucetser Tops Rd beyond the campground. Due to both weather and bridge weight restrictions over the last 12 months NPWS has been unable to undertake the necessary maintenance required. Now that the bridge has been repaired, roadworks are scheduled (weather permitting) for the next couple of months.
NPWS apologies for any inconvenience. For further information contact the local office on (02) 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Phytophthora quarantine area - Barrington Tops National Park
Phytophthora is a mould that causes dieback in plants. It's been found on the plateau in Barrington Tops National Park, predominantly on the Watergauge trail between Beean Beean and Black Swamp. The affected area is under quarantine with absolutely no visitor access.
Phytophthora is readily spread by mud carried by walkers' shoes and mountain-bike tyres. There are boot wash stations across the plateau for walkers to use, to ensure their boots 'Start clean, Stay clean'.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Gloucester area office on (02) 6538 5300.

Barrington Tops State Conservation Area

Other incidents: Main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau closed from Gloucester
The main access road to Barrington Tops Plateau from Gloucester has been closed by NSW Forestry Corporation until further notice due to serious damage caused during a weather event.
You can only access campgrounds and visitor precincts located on the plateau from the western side via Scone. Barrington Tops Forest Road (also known as the Scone-Gloucester Road) is closed between Cobark Lookout (State Forest) and Honeysuckle picnic area. There is no access from Gloucester to Scone on this road.
Road re-opening dates are unknown at this stage, however NSW Forestry Corporation is working on restoring the road. This media release has more information.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For latest traffic information, please visit the Live Traffic website. For further information call the Gloucester office on 02 6538 5300.

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting ongoing aerial baiting program from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 5 June 2022 in the following areas:

  • Barakee National Park
  • Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Ben Halls Gap National Park and Nature Reserve
  • Berrico Nature Reserve
  • Black Bulga Nature Reserve
  • Bretti Nature Reserve
  • Camel Hump Nature Reserve
  • Camerons Gorge Nature Reserve and State Conservation Reserve
  • Cedar Brush Nature Reserve
  • Coneac Nature Reserve
  • Copland Tops State Conservation Area
  • Crawny Pass National Park
  • Currcabundi National Park and State Conservation Area
  • Khatambuhl Nature Reserve
  • Mernot Nature Reserve
  • Monkerai Nature Reserve
  • Monkeycot Nature Reserve
  • The Glen Nature Reserve
  • Towarri National Park
  • Wallabadah Nature Reserve
  • Watchimbark Nature Reserv
  • Wingen Maid Nature Reserve
  • Woko National Park
  • Woolooma National Park.
The program will involve the use of 1080 poison baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison (including meat baits and meat bait products) for the control of wild dogs and foxes. This program is designed to minimise the impacts of wild dogs and foxes on livestock and native wildlife, especially threatened species.
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS Estate. 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 about the coordinated program please call the NPWS Barrington Tops area on 02 6540 2300 or 6538 5300.

Closed areas: Tubrabucca Road closed
Tubrabucca Road is closed until further notice between Barrington trail (central) and Paddys Ridge trail due to multiple bridge failures.
An engineer has assessed the bridges and deemed them unsafe to all traffic. NPWS are working towards replacing the bridges as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.

Closed areas: 4WD trail closures
Most of the public-accessible 4WD trails in Barrington Tops National Park and State Conservation Area have now re-opened, after the annual season closure period.
However, the following 4WD trails remain closed, due to trail conditions:
  • Tugalow trail
  • Thunderbolts trail - between Barrington Tops Forest Road and Pheasants Creek Road
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information call the local NPWS office on 02 6538 5300.



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