Saint Bernards Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


Saint Bernards Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

This pleasant walk leads from Cooks Mill to the Jawbone Carpark and winds through ferny gullies and open eucalypt forest with peppermint and messmate stringybark trees. Lyrebirds, koalas, possums and wallabies can be seen among along the trail, which also offers glimpses of the impressive rock formations of the northern Cathedral Range.

This Grade 3, 1.2km long trail has some short steep sections and is suitable for people of moderate fitness and experience. It takes approximately 45 minutes one way, and can be used as a link to the Jawbone Creek Track to access the high peaks.

Visitor Tips: Wear sturdy hiking footwear, and carry sufficient water to stay hydrated. Allow plenty of daylight to complete your walk. 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

Saint Bernards Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)



Need to know

Saint Bernards Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • 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. 

Roadworks - Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark

Heavy machinery will be working to repair Cerberus Rd, to Sugarloaf Saddle and Jawbone Carpark, from Monday 20 May 2024 to Friday 7 June 2024, weather dependent.
There may be long delays for vehicle traffic using Cerberus Rd, and road surfaces may be very muddy and very slippery where heavy machinery is operating.
Parks Victoria recommends selecting walks and rock climbing routes that do not require vehicle access to Cerberus Rd, Sugarloaf Saddle or Jawbone Carpark during this time.
Parks Victoria apologises for the inconvenience, and asks for your patience, while road repairs are underway.

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