Summary: Hat Hill Trig is on the top of Hat Hill, a small, rocky knoll that provides some sweeping Blue Mountains views.

Described on one blog as “a small mound on the Blackheath to Perrys Lookdown fire road”, Hat Hill is the site of Hat Hill Trig – with the top of the rocky hill offering some sweeping views. The hill is the highest point on the Blackheath Plateau with an elevation 1035.17m. The trig itself has seen better days – the concrete base and metal stand remain, but the vanes are gone – probably sheared off by strong winds.

The short trail to the top of Hat Hill is worth it for the almost 360-degree views: looking to the east across Perrys Lookdown Road is Lockleys Pylon, Mount Hay and the Grose Valley.

The same outlook (below) is better in the late afternoon light.

To the south is a view of the Griffith Taylor Wall, on the opposite of Govetts Gorge.

Getting to Hat Hill Trig

Although the track to the top of Hat Hill is easy to miss, it has a small carpark along Perrys Lookdown Road. The start of the walking trail is about a 5.4km (7min drive) from Blackheath.

A rough walking track continues onto Bald Head, an informal lookout on the edge of the cliff.


Hat Hill Trig

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A pleasant ridge-top walk to Bald Head via Hat Head | Hiking the World · October 2, 2023 at 10:42 pm

[…] visited Hat Hill recently to have a look at Hat Hill Trig; this time I’m continuing out to Bald Head at the end of the ridge. The Bald Head via Hat […]

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