Ridge Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Ridge Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

The steep and challenging 3.8km Ridge Walk travels along the exposed ridgeline from The Farmyard to Cathedral and Little Cathedral Peaks, giving walkers spectacular 360-degree views and excellent photo opportunities. It is a Grade 5 track and takes about 2 hours one-way.

This Grade 5 track requires careful walking on uneven surfaces and along quite narrow rocky sections with steep drop offs. There is limited signage, so look for the orange track markers to help you stay on the track (a topographic map and compass or GPS device is recommended). It is only suitable for experienced bushwalkers.

Visitor Tips: This route is high and exposed, so is best avoided in bad weather, low visibility or strong winds. 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.

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Ridge Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Ridge Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Steep track
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.
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