Yerong Walking Track
Yerong walking track offers a moderately challenging hike up the slopes of The Rock to a spectacular lookout over bush and farmland.
Leaving directly from the carpark near the information point, this pleasant and accessible walk takes visitors to the top of the dramatic The Rock formation. It begins gently, crossing small gravelled slopes between graceful red gums.
As you climb higher, the path begins to wind around recessed cliffs hiding cool woolly ragwort plants – a threatened species. You may see wallabies, lizards basking, black cockatoos or wedge-tailed eagles. Birdwatching only gets better the further you climb.
This hike becomes steep towards the end, so make sure you bring sturdy shoes and plenty of water. The payoff is notable, with a spectacular scenic vista across bush and rolling farmland from the top of The Rock.
Just a short trip from Wagga Wagga, this is one of the best lookouts in the region. Galore Hills is often visible to the west, and on clear winter days the snow-capped peak of Mount Kosciuszko rises in the distance. The nearby The Rock picnic area offers a great place to stretch your legs afterwards.