A minor trig station on the top of Mount Charles, the Charles Trig (sometimes Charles New) is in great condition.
It is a fairly modern trig with concrete base and steel post, which was installed in June 1977, replacing the original trig mark (Charles Old) carved into the rock.
There is an almost 360-degree panoramic view from the trig station over the Bell Range, with Mount Banks rising prominently to the south.
Getting to Charles Trig
Mount Charles is more of a small hill than a mountain, which is situated just next to the Bells Line of Road about halfway between Mount Tomah and Bell. There’s parking along the road a short distance to the west (towards Bell) – the hardest part of reaching Charles Trig is crossing the highway. A short off-track scramble up to the top of the hill is required.