Wells Cave Track (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Wells Cave Track (Cathedral Range State Park)

Climb through open eucalypt forest via Wells Cave Walk, before scrambling through Wells Caves and rock-climbing to the highest point on the Range. Stand atop Sugarloaf Peak (920m) and see the rugged ridge of Cathedral Range stretch out before you.

This grade 5 climb up from Sugarloaf Saddle involves short sections of free-climbing up near vertical cliff-faces, which is not recommended for small children. The extremely challenging track is suitable for very experienced bushwalkers only. Avoid this track if you are uncomfortable in high open and exposed places and do not attempt it in wet or windy conditions.

Carrying backpacks is not recommended, as the track involves squeezing through the very narrow passage of Wells Cave. If you intend to camp overnight at The Farmyard and are carrying camping gear, we recommend ascending via the Canyon Track instead. Wells Cave is recommended as an ascent route only. Descend via Canyon Track.

Back at Sugarloaf Saddle relax and enjoy a picnic after your climb, or join a rock-climbing and bouldering tour.

Visitor Tips: This trail is only for fit and experienced hikers in dry weather. 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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Wells Cave Track (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Wells Cave Track (Cathedral Range State Park)

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Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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