Sugarloaf Saddle

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Walking trail: Grade 5 | 10.6km return hike | 4 - 5 hour return

DANGER: Sheer cliffs and waterfalls. One slip could be fatal—serious injury or death may result from walking near the edge. Keep to the track. Supervise children closely.

Sugarloaf Saddle is a must-do Aussie Bucket List hiking trail located in the Victorian High Country. Bring the family and enjoy a picnic at the Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area. Please note there are no bins provided – please take your rubbish home with you for recycling or disposal. 

Around Sugarloaf Saddle there are rock climbing areas available for all levels of ability from the beginners’ area at The Boulders near Sugarloaf Saddle, to the many challenging climbing routes on North Jawbone. Please contact a licensed rock climbing guide for more information

If you are after a walk, there are several walks ranging in difficulty including the moderately steep track that winds through dense messmate forest, connecting Sugarloaf Saddle Day Visitor Area to Cooks Mill via Tweed Spur Road. 


  • Hiking
  • Walking
  • Photography
  • Rock-climbing


  • Lookouts
  • Walking trail - Grade 5 | 10.6km return hike | 4 - 5 hour return
  • Picnic area
  • Carpark
  • Barbeque
  • Toilets

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in Parks Victoria parks and reserves. Entry requirements apply for parks and reserves that are usually dog prohibited, such as national parks.
  • Always enjoy views from marked viewing points. Do not climb over barriers as cliff edges and slippery surfaces may cause injury or death.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo credit: Paul Stephen Photography

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