There’s not much of the Hay Trig left – a big pile of rocks that was once a cairn is all that remains. There’s no signs of a mast or vanes.
With some trigs, it’s more about the destination… for the Hay Trig, it’s more about the journey. There’s no view from the trig point, which is surrounded by dense scrub. But there are some great views along the Mount Hay walking track, towards Mount Banks and the Blue Gum Forest.
It’s a 3.4km return walk to the trig point – most of the route is through fairly open terrain, until the last few hundred metres ascent through jungle-like forest.
Getting to Mount Hay and the Hay Trig
The bushwalking track starts from the end of Mount Hay Road, which is 16km (30min) from Leura – most of Mount Hay Road is unsealed but suitable for 2WD vehicles except after heavy rain. The start of the track is signposted.