North Jawbone Peak is found in the Great Dividing Range in Cathedral Range State Park, between Taggerty and Buxton, in the state of Victoria. It is a short but sharp 2.3 mile out and back trail that leads through open woodland and has some excellent rock climbing opportunities. Park in the Jawbone carpark on Cerberus Road and follow the Jawbone Creek Track until you reach the North Jawbone Track which takes you up to the peak at 2600 ft. From here there are great views of the Little River Valley and Sugarloaf Peak in the distance. While hiking, keep a lookout for wallabies, kangaroos, lyrebirds and echidnas, all of which are found here.
The first part of the trail is rather steep and rocky although most of the steep parts have stone steps. Some bushwalking experience is advised however and suitable footwear is a must.
Be aware that the weather on the range can change quickly so take suitable clothing; there is no shelter to be had on the trail. Also carry water; there are no sources on the trail. Open all year round, this is a popular trail in all seasons and is used for hiking, walking and backpacking. It is graded as being of medium difficulty; for more information on how we grade trails, please click here
. Not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs, bikes, horses and dogs are not allowed. Expect this trail to take around 2 hours to complete, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here