The McCarr Trig Station is partly depiled (destroyed), with the vanes and burnt mast lying on top of the large rock cairn. Tony Dawson gives a good description of it in the Guide to the Historic Trigonometrical Stations of Sydney’s North: “There is no track to McCarr trig which is situated on the hill immediately north-east of the junction of the West Head Road and General San Remo Drive. After passing the lockable gate continue up the rise and begin your climb at the most convenient place beyond the crest. It is best to stay more or less parallel to the road for the first part of the climb and then make a short rock scramble to the top of the hill. The trig is situated close the southern edge of the hill consists of a substantially intact cairn with the fire-damaged mast and vanes lying across it.”
The trig is accessed from West Head Road, with an off-track route up through some rock formations.
Although there is no view from the trig station, from the top of the rock outcrops before you reach the trig there’s a nice view of Coal and Candle Creek to the west.
More information on McCarr Trig Station
- Geocaching Australia – McCarr