Steeped in early pioneering history, the climb up Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut traverses breathtaking scenery. Crossing creeks, weaving through the rainforest and up onto the alpine plateau, this walk is both scenic and rewarding for those with a good level of fitness.
Higgs Track was originally cut in the 1870s as an access route to graze cattle on the plateau of the Great Western Tiers (1130m). The trail begins with a flat stroll along a well-built path to Dale Brook, a picturesque creek which would make for a great 30-minute return walk if short on time.
From here, the trail crosses the creek via a bridge and begins to steeply climb up the lower ridges of the escarpment. Your surroundings quickly change to the vibrant rainforest and the true beauty of the area unfolds around you. Myrtles, Waratah and Sassafras line the stone path as you continue to climb.
Lady Lake Hut on the plateau is the reward you receive after two hours walking.