The Sugar Pine Walk was badly damaged by bushfires in January 2020. Travellers are advised that it is not safe to visit the walk at this time.
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Owned and managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW, the Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest has been a must-see for visitors to the Snowy Valleys.
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.