Summary: Bell Trig is a well-preserved trig station offering some great views. It's on top of Watertrough Hill, just above the Bells Line of Road.

One of a few trig stations along the Bells Line of Road, the Bell Trig is just above the road on the top of Watertrough Hill, at the end of an old 4WD trail.

The trig is in great condition, with a concrete plinth and metal post and vanes.

It’s worth the short walk from Bells Line of Road up the trig, which offers some great views from the elevated position.

Continue beyond the trig point to the end of the rocky ridge for more views to the south-west, towards Hartley.

Getting to Bell Trig

An old 4WD track almost directly west of the trig station climbs up from Bells Line of Road, initially parallel to the highway before heading directly up to the top of Watertrough Hill. There’s parking on the shoulder of the road, just before the start of the 4WD trail which is about 3.1km east of the Bell railway station.

Getting to Bell Trig

Park along the shoulder of Bells Line of Road, about 3.1km east of the Bell railway station. An obvious 4WD trail on the opposite side of the highway leads up to the trig.

More information

Watertrough Hill is named after a water trough that carved into a large rock beside the old road in 1894, when the original road skirted the southern slopes of the hill. (Dingo Gap – Water Trough at Watertrough Hill).

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Photo from Dingo Gap blog


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