Guthega Trig

3 hrs

6 km Return

377 m

Very experienced only
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.* This walk passes through very remote areas 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.

Maps for the Guthega Trig walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series 85252S PERISHER VALLEY NSW-85252S
Geehi Dam 1:25 000 Map Series 85252N GEEHI DAM NSW-85252N
Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series 85241N CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW-85241N
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525
Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 JACOBS RIVER 8524

Cross sectional view of the Guthega Trig bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Guthega Trig

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 6 km
Time 3 hrs

Grade 6/6

Very experienced only
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)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


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.


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.


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.


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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Guthega Trig walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Guthega Trig walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Guthega Trig walk starts and ends at the Guthega Centre (gps: -36.377478, 148.37589)
Your main transport option to Guthega Centre is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

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 Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)