Summary: Reached on foot via a steep, eroded firetrail or a short bush-bash, the unusually constructed Bald Trig offers sweeping views.

The Bald Trig is fairly unusual in its construction, consisting of multiple stepped concentric concrete rings forming a cone shape, which is almost three metres in height.

The trig station was constructed in 1878-1879, and the name plate is intact.

Situated on a ridge between Bungleboori Creek to the north and north east, and the Wollangambe River to the south and south east, there are sweeping views from the trig over Gardens of Stone to the north.

Not so picturesque are the views over the Clarence Colliery and nearby quarry to the south.

Getting to Bald Trig

Formerly located in Newnes State Forest, which is now the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area, the trig is accessed via the Old Bells Line of Road, from the Zig Zag Railway carpark. It’s about 5km on an unsealed road (suitable for 2WD vehicles) to the base of a very steep and rough track up the top of the hill.

With a 4WD you can continue another couple of kilomtres to reach the closest point below the trig point, from where a relatively easy off-track bushbash takes you to the top of Bald Hill.


Bald Trig in Clarence

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