Jawbone Creek Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


Jawbone Creek Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

This challenging track starts at the Jawbone Carpark and leads up to The Farmyard Camping Area. After a short descent into the ferny gully of Jawbone Creek, the trail climbs dramatically towards the summit ridgeline, offering impressive views of the rock formations and surrounding countryside throughout the ascent.

Hikers can climb further to the spectacular lookout point on North and South Jawbone summits, or continue north along the ridgeline as part of the Cathedral Range Northern Circuit.

This Grade 4 1.4km long track takes 1 hour to complete (one way) and is recommended for walkers with some bushwalking experience. Most of the track is well defined, but less so in the higher sections. Look for the orange track markers to stay on track (a topographic map and compass or GPS device is recommended).

Visitor Tips: Check the weather conditions before setting out, and allow plenty of daylight to complete your walk. The weather on the range can change quickly and there is no shelter, so ensure you are well-equipped, and wear appropriate clothing including sturdy hiking footwear. Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated (there are no natural water sources on the trail). Phone signals are unreliable – hikers should consider carrying a radio or personal locator beacon, and don’t forget to communicate your intentions to friends or relatives before setting out. Download the Visitor Guide for more advice on safe and enjoyable walking in Cathedral Range State Park.

Restrictions: Please note this trail is for walkers only (no bicycles, pets or horses).

How to get there

Jawbone Creek Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Need to know

Jawbone Creek Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs allowed
  • No horses


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Arborist works at Cathedral Range State Park

Contractors will be undertaking tree works during the week of 10th December to 15th December within the the Cathedral Range State Park.

Affected areas include:
- Neds Gully Camping Area
- Cooks Mill Camping Area
- Jawbone Carpark

Some campsites will be closed off however the Campgrounds will remain open during this time. Please be aware there will be increased traffic and noise from machinery during the hours of 8am - 5pm.

Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road

Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road, is closed to vehicles due to storm impacts.
It will remain closed to vehicles until road repairs are made.
Walkers are permitted, and are advised to use caution due to changed road conditions. 

Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark

Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark,  is currently in very poor condition.
It is not recommended for two-wheel-drive, or low-clearance all-wheel-drive, vehicles.

Little River Road

Little River Road has been impacted by flooding. The edges of the road are soft, with deep gutters in places. Please drive with caution.

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