Ridge Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


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 are not allowed


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


  • 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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