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Owned and managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW, the Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest is a must-see for visitors to the Snowy Valleys. Take the short, easy stroll amongst a dense stand of enormous sugar pines. Dappled light, pine needle carpet and the straight lines of towering pines – just beautiful!

The Sugar Pine Walk is a popular spot with photographers, all looking for the perfect shot. Check out our tips from photographers who’ve captured some Instagram favourites. 

Stunning at any time of year, snow makes the Sugar Pine Walk seem magical. Snow only falls here for a few days each winter. See our blog post to plan your winter visit and ensure your best chance of experiencing snow on the Sugar Pines.

Native to the west coast of the USA, the Sugar Pine (Pinus lamertina) is the largest and tallest of all known pines. The trees that make up the Sugar Pine Walk were planted in 1928, and have been reserved due to their size and grandeur.

The walk is located on the edge of Kopsens Road, just off the Batlow-Tumbarumba Road at Laurel Hill.

While visiting the Sugar Pine Walk, travel a little further down Kopsens Road to explore the nearby Pilot Hill Arboretum. Planting at the arboretum started in the 1920s, and continued through to 1971.

The principal function of the arboretum was to trial potential plantation species; determining whether they could be grown successfully in local conditions. Walking trails allow visitors to explore both native forest and the arboretum plantings. Pilot Hill Arboretum is a popular picnic spot.

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