Slingsbys Trail and Syndicate Ridge Track
Gumbaynggirr Country

6 h to 8 h

13.2 km
oneway

↑ 282 m
↓ -1056 m

Very challenging
Connecting Slingsbys Road and Adams Road this one-way walk in Dorrigo National Park takes you through grassy plains, stunning escarpment and rainforest past two lookouts (Lane's and Stoney Creek Lookouts). You can start at either end, uphill from Adams Road and downhill from Slingsbys Road. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.3267007,152.7933494)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Karabin Street, B78
  • Turn on to Myrtle Street then drive for 250 m
  • Continue onto Myrtle Street and drive for another 195 m
  • Turn left onto Vine Street and drive for another 165 m
  • Turn right onto Vine Street and drive for another 8.4 km
  • Turn right onto Slingsbys Road and drive for another 5 km
Finish (-30.3794247,152.8701334)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 5 km come to the camp site (60 m on your right).
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternate, shorter route along Syndicate Track. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
Veer left.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Lane\'s Lookout with scenic views over the Dorrigo National Park. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.7 km turn sharp right.
After another 350 m come to the "Lane's Lookout" (90 m on your right).
After another 480 m turn left.
After another 370 m come to the "Stoney Ck Lookout" (20 m on your left).
The alternate route finishes here. Continue straight to rejoin the main route at the 8.2 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 470 m continue straight.
After another 5 km come to the end.

Side trip to Lane\'s Lookout with scenic views over the Dorrigo National Park.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 60 m come to the end.
About 20 m past the end is "Lane's Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 60 m to the main route.

An alternate, shorter route along Syndicate Track.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 840 m continue straight.
After another 910 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
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Slingsbys Trail and Syndicate Ridge Track


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 13.2 km
Time 6 h to 8 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 5 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
5 km[camp site]
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