Mountains of Sydney - Mount Warrigal
A mountain with an interesting triangle shape, in the centre of the Wild Dog Mountains. The adjacent Mount Mouin is also worth climbing. Allow a full day.
At Blackheath, cross the railway line then turn immediately left and follow Shipley Road, then Megalong Road, down into the Megalong Valley. Follow this for 18km before reaching a closed gate. Access from here is through a private farm, but access has been agreed with National Parks. Remember to close all gates behind you. The road is steep but accessible in a 2WD car. After 3km you reach a T-intersection. Turn left then park at the car park at the top of the hill.
Directions to the summit
1. Cross the stile and walk up the hill on Bluebird Ridge Firetrail.
2. At the top of the hill, turn right onto Medlow Gap Fire Trail. Follow this for 6km.
3. At Medlow Gap, turn right onto White Dog Ridge fire trail.
4. After 700m you reach a sign to a walking track to the right. Alternatively, if climbing Mount Mouin, continue another 100m metres to a disused fire trail on the right.
5. After 1.6km of very nice woodland walking, you reach an intersection and turn left (up the hill).
6. Turn right and follow the track uphill to the west. There is one difficult scramble, before the track follows the very base of the cliffs to the west.
7. The place to climb through the cliffs is about 250m before the southern tip of Mount Warrigal. It is on a higher section of the track. It is quite an easy scramble.
8. From the top of the pass it is an easy walk to the summit. On the way back, make sure to detour to the southern tip of Mount Warrigal for amazing views.