Mt Wollumbin (formerly Mt Warning) located near Murwillumbah in north east NSW is the basalt core of a long extinct volcano. The mountain is a sacred place to the Bundjalung People.
Shrouded in sub-tropical rainforest much of the track to the summit switchbacks regularly to enable a gentle grade to be maintained. Due to the close proximity of many of the switchbacks extensive short-cutting was creating loose rock “chutes” promoting both erosion and creating hazards from dislodging of rocks. In 2010 and 2011 Track & Trail undertook considerable work to block up these “chutes” by constructing rock retaining walls which prevented further erosion and deterred short-cutting. In addition, long sections of poorly drained and rough track surface were paved to reduce trip hazards, and numerous switchback corners were improved with rock steps and retaining walls to prevent damage from short-cutting.
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