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.

SECTION RE-OPENING
Following a period of closure for repairs, the section of trail from Lyell Reserve (the southern trailhead) to Lyell Saddle hut will re-open at 11:59pm, Friday the 27th of May 2022.
General 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
  • Section re-opening 11:59pm, Friday 27th May.
  • Working machinery may be present for tidying and improvements.
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Status for Trampers

SECTION CLOSED UNTIL 11:59PM, 27 MAY 2022

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

SECTION CLOSED UNTIL 11:59PM, 27 MAY 2022

Lyell Saddle Hut to Ghost Lake Hut

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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
  • 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 for 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

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Goat Creek hut to Specimen Point hut 

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open

Specimen Point hut to Northern Trailhead

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STATUS FOR TRAMPERS

OPEN

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STATUS FOR BIKERS

Open