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Guthega Trig
Time: 3 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NNE of Guthega
Length: 6 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 6 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 377 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 377 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Route: Unmanaged

On this walk, you will visit the old Guthega Trig station and its wide views over the Guthega Dam, the township and surrounding country side. The walk initially leads along management trails and across the dam wall before following a narrow foot pad up the ridge between Guthega River and Falls Creek. The ridge leads fairly steeply through a variety of vegetation before revealing its wide vistas at about 1860m above sea level. (open in app)

This walk passes through a remote area and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.
There are Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Guthega Trig

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Guthega Trig
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Guthega Centre
Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall
Guthega Shaft intersection
Bottom of Guthega Ridge
Guthega View
Starting point for this hiking track: Guthega Centre

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252S 
 Geehi Dam 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252N 
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Guthega Centre
 
Guthega Centre +
 
Guthega Centre car park
 
Guthega Centre car park +
 
Intersection near Guthega Centre
 
Intersection near Guthega Centre +

 
Locked Gate below the Guthega Centre
 
Locked Gate below the Guthega Centre +
 
Management trail leading to Guthega Dam
 
Management trail leading to Guthega Dam +
 
Guthega Dam
 
Guthega Dam +

 
Information signs near Dam wall
 
Information signs near Dam wall +
 
Back of the dam wall
 
Back of the dam wall +
 
Road over the dam wall
 
Road over the dam wall +

 
Guthega Dam
 
Guthega Dam +
 
Guthega Dam
 
Guthega Dam +
 
Start of the Guthega Pressure Tunnel
 
Start of the Guthega Pressure Tunnel +

 
Trail on northern side of Dam Wall
 
Trail on northern side of Dam Wall +
 
Ridge leading up the Guthega Trig
 
Ridge leading up the Guthega Trig +
 
Faint track
 
Faint track +

 
Track leading ridge to Guthega Trig
 
Track leading ridge to Guthega Trig +
 
Looking down ridge to Guthega Dam
 
Looking down ridge to Guthega Dam +
 
Track leading up ridge
 
Track leading up ridge +

 
View of Guthega Township from ridge
 
View of Guthega Township from ridge +
 
Frozen mushrooms
 
Frozen mushrooms +
 
Snow gums in cloud
 
Snow gums in cloud +

 
Icy lichen growing on dead snow gum
 
Icy lichen growing on dead snow gum +
 
Cloud is a likely visitor in alpine regions
 
Cloud is a likely visitor in alpine regions +
 
Looking down from Guthega View
 
Looking down from Guthega View +

 
Looking down from Guthega View
 
Looking down from Guthega View +
 
Ice covered snow gum near Guthega View
 
Ice covered snow gum near Guthega View +
 
Trees near Guthega View
 
Trees near Guthega View +

 
An odd looking mushroom near Guthega View
 
An odd looking mushroom near Guthega View +
 
Faint track to Guthega Trig
 
Faint track to Guthega Trig +
 
Rocky outcrop at Guthega Trig
 
Rocky outcrop at Guthega Trig +

 
The old trig station
 
The old trig station +
 
Great view of the cloud from Guthega Trig
 
Great view of the cloud from Guthega Trig +
 
Guthega Trig
 
Guthega Trig +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Guthega Trig bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Guthega Trig bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Guthega Trig bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Guthega Trig bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 6km
Time 3 hrs
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Grade 6/6

Route: Unmanaged
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep and difficult scrambles (5/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Very high level of bushwalking experience recommended (6/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
1.6km of this walk is very steep and another 1.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (110m) is very steep with difficult rock scrambles.

Quality of track
Around 1.7km of this walk follows a rough unclear track, whilst the remaining 1.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 1.7km of this walk Has no directional signs, whilst the remaining 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.7km of this walk requires at least one leader with a very high level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
1.6km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety and another 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety. The remaining (110m) forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.7km of this walk has no facilities provided, whilst the remaining 1.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Guthega Centre
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Covered in snow part of the year Alt = 1597 m
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.

Guthega Alt = 1660 m
Guthega is a relatively small township, north of Perisher, and comprises mostly of hotel and lodge-style buildings. The most popular service in town is the Guthega Alpine Inn, open year round. The town is remote and access is by an all-weather dirt road. There are great views over the main range and the Guthega Pondage (part of the Snowy River Scheme). Guthega offers a great place to ski in winter, and to holiday in summer. In summer, there is plenty of walking, mountain biking, fishing and relaxing to be done. Walkers please note - there is no public water supply in the township, please fill water bottle before coming (or be willing treat and use the creek water).

Guthega Alpine Inn Alt = 1665 m
Guthega Alpine Inn is on Guthega Road, about 500 metres past the base of the chairlift and 'Guthega Centre'. The hotel provides a year-round service including accommodation and meals. The hosts are friendly and the hotel provides a great base for walkers and other holiday makers. Please phone and book ahead for meals and accommodation. Phone 02 6457 5383
More info

(0 km) Guthega Centre to Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 688 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -60 m
From the car park in front of the Guthega Centre[1][2] (before the main resort), this walk follows the road for a short distance east (out of town) then turns left and heads down along the management trail towards the dam. The walk soon passes a 'No Entry Authorised Vehicles Only' sign[3] and then heads around the locked gate [4] and down along the gravel road[5]. The management trail gently winds down the hill, enjoying the views of the dam wall[6], and soon comes to a large clearing[7], some information signs[8] and a building[9] just before the dam wall[10]).

Guthega Pondage Alt = 1567 m
Guthega Dam collects the water from Blue Cow Creek, Guthega River and the Snowy River. The dam has been built to provide the water and pressure to drive the Guthega Power Station. The water is carried to the power station via the Guthega pressure tunnel (and pipeline). This dam is 33m high and 137m across at the top, and stores up to 1550 megalitres of water[11].

(0.69 km) Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall to Guthega Shaft intersection
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 406 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the southern end of Guthega Dam wall[12], this walk follows the concrete road across the top of the dam wall[13], keeping the main pondage to your left. On the other side, the walk follows the management trail [14] which, after about 100m, passes the 'Guthega Shaft' (a building on the left)[15]. About 150m later, the management trail leads to a three-way intersection[16] (where the main trail bends right to head up the hill).

(1.09 km) Guthega Shaft intersection to Bottom of Guthega Ridge
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 187 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 19 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill, directly[17] away from the pondage along the wide management trail[18]. The trail immediately bends right then winds up to an intersection with a track (on the left) on a flat clearing, just as the trail passes over the ridge line[19].

(1.28 km) Bottom of Guthega Ridge to Guthega View
Route: Unmanaged - bushtrack
Length = 1.61 km Time = 50 mins
Climb = 259 m Descent = -3 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads north along the foot pad that generally follows the ridge line uphill[20]. The foot pad leads through low alpine heath[21] and heads uphill moderately steeply. The foot pad leads through a few groves of dead snow gum trees[22] then bends right, off the main ridge line, to cross a small creek-let. About 250m after passing a few live snow gums[23] (through the open heath), the foot pad flattens out and comes to a small rocky outcrop (at 1860m AMSL) with great views (weather permitting) back over Guthega pondage and resort[24].

Guthega View Alt = 1857 m
Guthega view is an informal lookout point, east of Guthega Trig. The flat area marked with a couple of boulders[25] provides a great view (in clear weather) to the south, down the ridge to Guthega Village and dam. The area can be a great place to rest at the top of the ridge, giving a chance to enjoy the scattering of snow gums[26] and if you look carefully in the grasses, you may spot some unusual fungus[27].

(2.89 km) Guthega View to Guthega Trig
Route: Unmanaged - undefined
Length = 105 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -2 m
Turn left : From the intersection, this walk heads west, following a faint foot pad up through the saddle[28] and grove of trees. The walk tends left to the rocky outcrop and summit, where it finds the peak of Guthega Trig hill. The actual trig tower[29][30] has fallen to the south-eastern side of the peak and is not visible until you are close.

Guthega Trig Alt = 1865 m
Guthega Trig is found on a granite outcrop at about 1865m (AMSL) between Guthega River and Falls Creek. In clear weather (which I did not have), there are great views down along Guthega River to Guthega Dam and the surrounding hills (Mount Twynam and Tate). The actual trig station has fallen off the top of the knoll and lies between some boulders on the eastern side of the outcrop[31].

Drive from Guthega Centre
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest area
Blue Waterholes Picnic and camping Grounds
Bradneys Gap Camping area
Buddong Falls
Clover Flat camping area
Cooinbil Camping area
Cooleman Mountain Camping Area
Coonara Point Camping Area
Denison Camping area
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
Ghost Gully Camping Ground
Half-way Flat camping area
Humes Crossing Camping area
Island Bend Camping area
Jacobs River Picnic And Camping Area
Jounama Creek Camping Area
Leather Barrel Picnic And Camping Area
Log Bridge Creek Camping area
Long Plain Hut Camping Area
Ngarigo Picnic And Camping Area
OHares Rest Area
Pinch River Camping area
Ravine Camping area
Rock Flat Camping Area
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Running waters Camping area
Scotchies Yard Camping area
The Pines Camping Area
Thredbo Diggings Camping area
Three Mile Dam Camping area
Tom Groggin Picnic And Camping Area
Wares Yards Camping Ground
Willis Camping Area
Yarrangobilly Village Camping Area
Yachting Point Camping area
Yolde Camping Area
No Name camping area


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre Thredbo Turnoff, Jindabyne (02) 6456 2922 20 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 22.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 22.3 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 69.2 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 120.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Guthega Trig.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Guthega Trig
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2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 23 km (to the W)
1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 26 km (to the E)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 31 km (to the SSE)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 34 km (to the NNE)
3 MTI03 Broadcast/Comms Site Mt Ikes via TUMBARUMBA 66 km (to the NW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Monaro Alpine fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Tue      16°Mostly sunny.
Wed|18°Sunny.
Thu|20°Mostly sunny.
Fri|25°Late rain at times.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Kosciuszko National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground closed to caravans
Thredbo Diggings campground is currently closed to all caravans and camping trailers due to continuing wet conditions. There will be limited sites available for tents. Caravans and camping trailer sites are available at Ngarigo, Island Bend and Tom Groggin campgrounds. For more information please phone (02) 6450 5620.

Closed areas: Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance
Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Other sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed area.

Closed areas: Winter road closures
The following roads will be closed until the October long weekend, unless weather allows them to be opened in late September:
  • Behrs Flat trail
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Cabramurra - Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Cumberland trail
  • Four Mile Hill trail
  • Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
  • Goobragandra Powerline Road
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Major Clews Road
  • Manjar Road
  • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Tantangra Dam Road
  • Three Mile Dam access trails
  • Davies Plain track
and all associated subsidiary roads and access trails.
The Murray River crossing into Victoria at Tom Groggin campground is closed until 29 October 2015 due to winter road closures by Parks Victoria. There will be no access into Davies Plain, Mt Pinnibar and Tom Groggin fire trails in the Victorian Alpine National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6497 7025 or the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track reopening Sunday 27 September 2015
Sections 1 and 2 (Thredbo to Ngarigo) of the Thredbo Valley track will be reopening on Sunday 27 September 2015. The track from The Diggings to Skitube- Bullocks Flat, Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback Resort will remain open. The Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks will also remain open. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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