There are at least 30 trig stations across Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; most require a bit of off-track scrambling. The most challenging trigs, like Want Trig, require most of the day to traverse the thick scrub.     
AWAT8775-LR TS620 ALLISON (196m)
While the remains of the round ‘rock cairn’ are clearly evident, the post and vanes have disappeared. No views with trees and light scrub surrounding the trig station.
Distance: 0.3km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (no track)
View: Nil
History: Last inspected August 1972

Location: 33°40’17.0″S 151°08’33.7″E Bush-bash from Ku-ring-gai Chase Road
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IMG_4649-LR TS638 ARDEN (191m)
Trig station is partly “unpiled”, but offers great views over West Head and out to Pittwater and the Barrenjoey Peninsula. Even better views from the rock platforms on both sides of the trig point.
Distance: 3.8km return. Ease of Access: Moderate/Hard (no track)
View: Great views from trig station and nearby rocks
History: Non available

Location: 33°38’02.9″S 151°15’03.4″E. Access via Waratah Track (400m off-track)
More info: Rediscovering the Waratah Trail and Geocaching Australia
IMG_4263-LR TS649 ARTHUR (198m)
The trig station is stil in pretty good condition; it is located just off a rough bushwalking track that goes from the Perimeter Trail out to Mount Murray Anderson.
Distance: 3.1km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (narrow track)
View: None from trig station
History: Non available

Location: 33°38’53.5″S 151°11’47.5″E. Rough (unmarked) track off Perimeter Trail.
More info: Mount Murray Anderson bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4482-LR TS681 BAIRNE (183m)
It’s bloody hard work on a very rough and overgrown track through thick scrub up to the stone cairn and trig, which is still in good condition.
Distance: 4.2km return. Ease of Access: Hard (very indistinct track & thick scrub)
View: None from trig station
History: Built 1883, last inspected April 1974

Location: 33°40’12.5″S 151°09’42.0″E. Rough (unmarked) track off Bairne Trail.
More info: Bairne Trig bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
AWAT8779-LR TS734 BARBARA (209m)
There’s no trace left of this trig, which would have been just off Depot Road, near the National Parks and Wildlife Service Depot in Mount Colah.
Distance: 1km return. Ease of Access: Easy
View: Nil
History: Non available

Location: 33°40’35.8″S 151°07’14.9″E. Next to Depot Trail
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IMG_7824-LR TS7220 BARRENJOEY (104m)
Hidden in thick bush not far from the Access Trail up to Barrenjoey Head, there’s not much left of this trig station after the 2013 bushfires. There’s a nice from the trig, which was the location of one of the original lightstations.
Distance: 2.2km return. Ease of Access: Easy
View: Views of Barrenjoey lighthouse and Barrenjoey peninsula
History: Last inspected Nov 1990.

Location: S33° 34.758′ E151° 19.716′. Short bush-bash up from main trail
More info: Barrenjoey Lighthouse bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_5316-LR TS1013 BOBBIN (185m)
Not far off the Bobbin Head Trail, through some light scrub, is the Bobbin Trig Station. It’s partly demolished, although much of the stone cairn remains.
Distance: 4.8km return (from Bobbin Head road). Ease of Access: Moderate
View: None from trig station
History: Built 1883, last inspected October 1979

Location: 33°36’50.6″S 151°17’09.9″E. Access from Bobbin Head Road or Bobbin Head
More info: Sphinx to Bobbin Head loop bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4933-LR TS1672 COWAN (197m)
A short “bush bash” from the Cowan Track to this trig station, which is still in good condition but well-hidden in the scrub.
Distance: 5.8km return. Ease of Access: Easy/Moderate
View: None from trig station or nearby
History: Last inspected: June 1982.

Location: 33°39’10.8″S 151°10’28.2″E. Short bush-bash from Cowan Track
More info: Cowan & Wilkin Tracks & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4750-LR TS1955 ELLIS (197m)
An easy walk up the “Ellis Trig Trail”, which leads to a great lookout over Coal & Candle Creek. The trig station itself is a bit further up the hill – and there’s not much of it left!
Distance: 0.3km return. Ease of Access: Easy
View: Great views from just below trig station
History: Built in 1882, last inspected: June 1983

Location: 33°38’52.9″S 151°13’44.9″E. Ellis Trig Trail from General Sam Martin Drive
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IMG_7628-LR TS2005 EURO (169m)
A relatively easy off-track walk from the Basin Trail. The trig station mast is easy to spot above the trees, and there are great views in all directions. A few Aboriginal engraving sites are nearby.
Distance: 3.2km return. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: Sweeping views over Pittwater from trig point and nearby rock outcrops
History: Last inspected: June 1979

Location: 33°35’59.8″S 151°17’17.4″E. Off Basin Trail (West Head)
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IMG_3947-LR TS2427 HARVEY (199m)
Easiest access is by walking around the eastern side of the rock outcrop until you can scramble up to the top. There are remains of the old stone trig, and a newer steel post. Nice district views from the edge of the large rock platform.
Distance: 0.8km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (no track)
View: Nice views over Duffys Forest
History: Built 1882, last inspected June 1983
Location: 33°40’10.3″S 151°14’03.7″E. Access from McCarrs Creek Road.

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IMG_4730-LR TS2531 HUNGRY (197m)
A tough walk through thick undergrowth from the Hungry Trail to reach this trig station above General San Martin Drive. The base of the trig is still there, but missing post and vanes, and no views from the trig station.
Distance: 0.5km return. Ease of Access: Hard (no track, thick scrub)
View: Nice views from near trig
History: Last inspected June 1983
Location: 33°39’18.7″S 151°13’39.4″E. Access from General San Martin Drive
More info: Trig Bagging at Cottage Point & Geocaching Australia
IMG_5311-LR TS2581 JACOMB (168m)
Accessed via the Jacomb Trail (firetrail) with short off-track section through the bush, the Jacob Trig Station is mostly depiled and looks more like a pile of stones…
Distance: 2.6km return. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: No views
History: Last inspected November 1973
Location: 33°41’00.8″S 151°09’41.3″E. Access from Bobbin Head Road
More info: Sphinx to Bobbin Head bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_5040-LR TS2882 LONG (208m)
One of the few trig stations that is actually on a bushwalking track – or in this case, visible from the Long Trail and accessible by a short and distinct track.
Distance: 7.6km return from end of Cullamine Road. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: No views (continue 900m to end of Long Trail)
History: Last inspected January 1973
Location: 33°38’13.7″S 151°10’37.2″E. Access from Long Trail
More info: Long Trail bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4093-LR TS3015 MCCARR (196m)
A short scramble up from West Head Road brings you to some nice rock formations with views over Coal and Candle Creek to the west. The trig point is a bit further away from the road and is in poor condition.
Distance: 0.5km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (no track)
View: None from trig. Nice views from closer to road.
History: Built 1882, last inspected October 1978
Location: 33°39’07.4″S 151°15’40.7″E. Access from West Head Road.
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IMG_4191-LR TS3018 MCCOWEN (184m)
Accessible from the Chiltern Trail or from Chiltern Road, a short climb gets you to the trig station. There’s only a glimpse of the ocean from the modern concrete pedestal, but some nice views of Coal and Candle creek to the north-west from just below the trig.
Distance: 1.4km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (no track)
View: Nice views from rocks below trig.
History: Non available

Location: 33°40’09.8″S 151°15’50.4″E. Access from Chiltern Trail or Chiltern Road
More info: Chiltern Trail bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4936-LR TS3914 ROACH (223m)
One of the highest trig points in Ku-ring-gai Chase NP, just 10m below Willunga – but absolutely no view! A short but tough bush to this forlorn circle of rocks, that once was a cairn.
Distance: 4.8km return. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: No views from trig.
History: None available

Location: 33°39’00.5″S 151°10’57.9″E. Just off Long Trail in thick scrub
More info: Long Trail bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4862-LR TS5929 TABER (204m)
An easy walk up from Cottage Point Road via a walking trail to the trig station, which has been damaged by bushfire. Continue 100m for a great view over Coal and Candle Creek.
Distance: 0.4km return. Ease of Access: Easy
View: No views from trig. Continue 100m for great views.
History: Last inspected August 1977
Location: 33°37’51.3″S 151°12’28.2″E. Access via Ausgrid access trail
More info: Trig Bagging at Cottage Point  & Geocaching Australia
IMG_5384-LR TS5653 TOPHAM (223m)
A fairly tough off-track walk through sometimes thick scrub. There are many Aboriginal engravings on Topham Hill, as well as rock formations and caves.
Distance: 2.2km return. Ease of Access: Hard
View: Views over the park from the trig point; better views from nearby rocks
History: Last inspected June 2002
Location: 33°36’30.3″S 151°15’47.7″E. Access from West Head Road or Topham Track
More info: Topham Hill Rock ArtGeocaching Australia
IMG_6944-LR TS4576 WALLAROO (188m)
An easy walk along the Salvation Loop & Wallaroo Track, with the last 200m being a scramble through light scrub to the top of the hill.
Distance: 6km return. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: No views from trig. Views over Cowan Creek from nearby.
History: Last inspected January 1972

Location: 33°36’42.2″S 151°14’34.2″E. Access via Wallaroo Track
More info:  In search of the Wallaroo Trig & Geocaching Australia
IMG_4631-LR TS4625 WARATAH (182m)
Stunning views over Coal and Candle Creek from the trig station and from “Paddys Castle” 150m to the south. Unmarked access track from Waratah Trail
Distance: 7km return. Ease of Access: Moderate
View: Great views
History: Buily 1882; last inspected January 1973

Location: 33°37’46.0″S 151°13’48.5″E. Access track from Waratah Trail
More info: More info: Rediscovering the Waratah Trail and Geocaching Australia
IMG_4351-LR TS4763 WILKINS (195m)
Located close to the Perimeter Trail, the trig station is missing its post or vanes, and is surrounded by trees – so no views in any direction.
Distance: 4.4km return. Ease of Access: Moderate (no track)
View: No views.
History: Last inspected June 1982

Location: 33°39’23.6″S 151°12’07.9″E.  Access track from Waratah Trail
More info: Geocaching Australia
_mg_2846-lr TS2779 WILLUNGA (233m)
Willunga Trig is the highest point in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and offers great views toward Pittwater and as far as the city of Sydney to the south.
Distance: 1.5km return. Ease of Access: Easy
View: Great views
History: Last inspected December 1972

Location: 33°37’46.0″S 151°13’48.5″E. Take Willunga Trail from West Head Road
More info: Willunga Trail bushwalk & Geocaching Australia
Muogamarra Nature Reserve is only open to the public for six weekends a year (usually over August & September). It contains two trig stations; the track to LLoyd Trig is a popular bushwalk when the nature reserve is open. 
IMG_0228 TS2871 LLOYD (210m)
A short walk to a trig point with views over the Hawkesbury River as well as toward West Head and Barrenjoey.
Distance: 2.8km return. Ease of Access: Easy (firetrail)
View: Great views from trig point
History: Last inspected October 2002

Location: 33°32’48.1″S 151°11’27.4″E. Access via Lloyd Trig Firetrail
More info: Lloyd Trig bushwalk and Geocaching Australia

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