The Ryland Trig is not the easiest of trig stations to reach; nor is there much left of it to see. The stone cairn is partly intact, but the post and vane are long gone. It’s hidden in fairly thick bush, and hard to see until you’re almost on top of it.
Getting to Ryland Trig station
The Ryland trig station is on a ridge between the Ryland Trail and Cooyong Neverfail Trail (also called the Callamine Trail). The easiest way to reach it is by following the Cooyong Neverfail Trail, which starts on Mona Vale Road between St Ives and Terrey Hills (there is a wide shoulder along the road where you can park).
When you reach the junction with the Ryland Trail after about 1.2km, head directly up the ridge between the two trails. The bush is fairly dense, but by staying close to the top of the ridge you avoid the worst scrub. There are a few interesting rock formations along the way, and one rock platform on the eastern side of the ridge offers nice views towards Duffys Forest.
- Geocaching Australia – Ryland