Trail Status

The trail status below is shown in ‘sections’ between the four Category 1 (bookable) huts and Goat Creek hut (unbookable basic backcountry hut), and is based on currently 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 16th October 2021 at 11:00am.

Trail Advisories

•  The Charming Creek Walkway has been split into two separate tracks (North walkway and South walkway) due to a large active slip. 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 (know as the Old Ghost Road roundabout) back through the Denniston Plateau and the Mackley Road.

Lyell Campground to Lyell Saddle Hut

Section Advisories

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

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut

Section Advisories

• Snow and/or ice may be present

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Ghost Lake hut to Stern Valley hut

Section Advisories

• Snow and/or ice may be present

• The ‘Skyline Steps’ at 34km require bike carry

• 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.

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Stern Valley hut to Goat Creek hut

Section Advisories

None

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Goat Creek hut to Specimen Point hut 

Section Advisories

None

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Specimen Point hut to Northern Trailhead

Section Advisories

None

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open