Cascade Hut trail

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Murray van der Veer | Elinor Sheargold (DPIE)

Murray van der Veer | Elinor Sheargold (DPIE)

Murray van der Veer | Elinor Sheargold (DPIE)

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Overview

Highlights

Cascade Hut trail is one to try in every season. In summer, bring your mountain bike or hiking boots: the remote path twists through snowgum woodland and the untouched beauty of Pilot Wilderness Area. In winter the trail turns white with snow, offering terrific opportunities for cross-country skiing and snow-shoe touring. Spring is marked by the bloom of beautiful wildflowers, heralding the return of warmer months.

This versatile trail, which is part of the Australian Alps walking track, is great for beginners and experts alike. From Dead Horse Gap to Cascades Hut, it's a 10 kilometre ride or walk one-way, or 20 kilometre return.

If you're keen for a challenge, continue overnight, past Tin Mine huts to Nine Mile trail and on to Barry Way - where you’ll need to be collected. A high point on the trail, Bob’s Ridge, offers a scenic lookout across the Murray River valley into Victoria, so be sure to bring some binoculars.

Activities

  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Sight seeing

Facilities

  • Walking trail - 10km one way, grade 3
  • Parking is available at the start of the trail, all vehicles must display a national park entry pass.

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Ensure to check the relevant website for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, park pass prices, opening and closing times.
  • Alpine areas present special safety issues. Weather can change quickly in the Snowy Mountains and snow can fall at any time. Check weather conditions before your journey, and avoid setting out if bad weather is approaching. 
  • Fat bikes, or snow bikes, are permitted year-round on Cascade Hut trail.
  • Walking is not recommended in winter as this trail can become snowbound.
  • You can cross-country ski or snowshoe this trail in winter.
  • Cycling is permitted in the Pilot Wilderness Area only on Cascade trail, Ingeegoodbee trail, and Nine Mile trail.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park and camping fees apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | Murray van der Veer | Elinor Sheargold (DPIE)


Location & Supplier

Cascade Hut trail

Address: Cascade Hut, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales 2642

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