Trail Status

The trail status below is shown in ‘sections’ between huts and is based on current available information resulting from trail inspections and user feedback. Conditions can and do change without notice. Please prepare accordingly. Help complement our trail inspections and maintain current trail information by reporting observations via our contact page. Trail status last updated 6th December 2019.

Notice: The Charming Creek Walkway is closed until further notice due to a rock wall failure. Further rockfalls may occur. Do not go past any barriers in place on the track.

This does not affect those just riding The Old Ghost Road itself, only those wishing to ride the Charming Creek Walkway on its own or as part of the extended loop back through the Denniston Plateau and the Mackley Road.

Lyell Campground to Lyell Saddle Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

Partial loss of trail at 4.1km mark. Will require bike dismount to pass on foot.

‘Big Slips’ at 11.5km – 12km require bike dismount and walk

Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

800m long narrow, technical and rough section of trail (Grade 4-5 mountain biking) at 26km mark. Riders dismount as required.

Ghost Lake Hut to Stern Valley Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

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ADVISORY/CAUTION

Narrow, technical and rough hand-built trail (grade 4-5 mountain biking) between 30km to 34km. Large sections unrideable to all but the fittest and most competent riders. Riders dismount as necessary and be prepared to push your bike for extended sections.

Skyline Steps at 34km require bike carry

Stern Valley Hut to Goat Creek Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Goat Creek Hut to Mokihinui Forks Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Mokihinui Forks Hut to Specimen Point Hut

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None

Specimen Point Hut to northern end carpark (Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge)

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

s

ADVISORY/CAUTION

None