Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos around Cliffs / Rock outcrops

Castle Rock / Sphinx Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)8.5Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteCastle Rock and The Sphinx Trail
NotesThis walk focusses on the distinctive Sphinx rock formation and Castle Rock mountain, from which there is a fine view of the surrounding national park.
Boulders on descent from Castle Rock, Sphinx (Far R), Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B927

Granite rock cleft nr the Castle, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B928

The Sphinx from Turtle Rock, Castle Rock and The Sphinx Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Apr-01, B933

 
Cliff Top Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (Sydney Region), Blue Moutains NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteEvan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock
NotesAn excellent path following the top of the cliffs closely, with classic views down into the Grose Valley, and of the mighty cliffs surrounding the valley
Griffith Taylor Walls from Govett's Leap Lookout, Panorama 1, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF36

Govett's Creek Valley leading to Grose Valley, with Pulpit Rock (M) and Mt Hay (R - distant), from Govett's Leap Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF34

Cliffs below Cliff Top Track, from between Evan's Lookout and Govett's Leap Lookout, nr Evan's Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF40

Cliffs below Cliff Top Track, from between Evan's Lookout and Govett's Leap Lookout, nr Evan's Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF40

Govett's Creek Valley leading to Grose Valley, with Pulpit Rock (L), Mt Hay (ML - distant) and Lockley Pylon/Du Faur Head (ML Nearer), from Govett's Leap Lookout, Panorama 2, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF37

Grose Valley, with Pulpit Rock (M) and Mt Hay (MR - distant) from track between Govett's Leap Lookout and Pulpit Rock, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF44

Carne Walls and dead trees from Hayward Gully, nr Evan's Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF41

Govett's Creek Valley leading to Grose Valley from Govett's Leap Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF43

Grose Valley from track between Evan's Lookout and Govett's Leap Lookout, nr Barrow Lookout, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF42

Pulpit Rock viewing platforms and Griffith Taylor Walls, Cliff Top Track (Evan's Lookout to Pulpit Rock) (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF48

  
Devil's Marbles Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (North), Devil's Marbles Conservation ParkCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2-4Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteDevil's Marbles Trail
NotesThe otherwise flat barren terrain is punctauted here by these spectacular boulders. The colours and relief of the boulders are especially nice in the late afternoon towards sunset.
Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 15-Apr-03, ah772

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 15-Apr-03, ah770

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 15-Apr-03, ah771

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 15-Apr-03, ah773

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 16-Apr-03, ah776

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 16-Apr-03, ah775

Devil's Marbles, Devil's Marbles Trail (T), Devil's Marbles Conservation Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 16-Apr-03, ah774

 
Echo Pt Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly May
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (Sydney Region), Blue Moutains NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteHoneymoon Lookout - Echo Pt - Katoomba Falls - Honeymoon Lookout Walk
NotesA rewarding exploration of the busy area around Echo Point provides excellent varied views of the Three Sisters and the valley below.
One of Three Sisters close-up and Kedumba Valley from top of Giant Stairway, Katoomba, Honeymoon Lookout - Echo Pt - Katoomba Falls - Honeymoon Lookout Walk (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF71

Three Sisters and Mt Gibraltar (MR) from Spooner's Lookout, Echo Pt, Katoomba, Honeymoon Lookout - Echo Pt - Katoomba Falls - Honeymoon Lookout Walk (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF73

Three Sisters from lower platform at Echo Pt, with Kebumba Valley and King's Tablelands above, Katoomba, Honeymoon Lookout - Echo Pt - Katoomba Falls - Honeymoon Lookout Walk (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF76

Three Sisters from Echo Pt, with Mt Gibraltar (863) (R) and Jamison Valley, Katoomba, Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Apr-04, BF31

Three Sisters and Kebumba Valley from Eagle Hawk Lookout, nr Katoomba, Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF68

Three Sisters, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 16-Mar-95, W330

  
Grand Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly May
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (Sydney Region), Blue Moutains NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteGrand Canyon Loop Trail
NotesThis walk descends from the splendid viewpoints on the Blue Mountains plateau to a suprisingly moist and lush canyon carved into the dry cliffsides.
Carne Walls from Evan's Lookout, Grand Canyon Loop Trail (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF61

Clearing along track near path leading up to Neates Glen trailhead, Grand Canyon Loop Trail (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF64

Cliff overhang along track near path leading up to Neates Glen trailhead, Grand Canyon Loop Trail (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF65

Cliffs below Neates Glen trailhead, Grand Canyon Loop Trail (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF66

Cliifs below Clifftop Track leading to Govett's Leap Lookout from Valley View Lookout, Grand Canyon Loop Trail (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF59

   
Grand High Tops / Bluff Mtn Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (North), Warrumbungles NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)29Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteCamp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham
NotesA classic walk amongst the unlikely rock formations and kangaroos of the Warrumbungles National Park. It can be completed in two days, or as a long, but rewarding, day walk
Crater Bluff (L), Belougery Spire (M), Breadknife from Whitegum Lookout, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1173

Path from Ogma Saddle to Bluff Mtn, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1179

Grass trees along Bluff Mtn ascent, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1180

Breadknife from Grand High Tops, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1189

Breadknife from trig point above Breadknife, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1192

Breadknife from trig point above Breadknife, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1193

Belougery Spire from below Breadknife, Camp Pincham - West Spirey Creek - Ogma Saddle - Bluff Mtn - Grand High Tops - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 23-Dec-01, b1199

 
King's Canyon Rim (N) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteKings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek
NotesA circuit walk that takes in the best views of King's Canyon, with the possility of a swim in the waterhole in the 'Garden of Eden' en route.
Path through Maze of Weathered Sandstone Domes on northern side of King's Canyon, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah839

Domes of Maze of Weathered Sandstone Domes on northern side of King's Canyon, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah840

King's Canyon from southern rim, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah842

Northern rim of King's Canyon from southern rim, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah843

Southern rim of King's Canyon, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah845

Northern rim of King's Canyon from southern rim, Kings Creek - Canyon Rim Walk (N) - Garden of Eden - Lookout on S Rim - Kings Creek (T), Watarrka (King's Canyon) NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 21-Apr-03, ah844

  
Macha Tor / Febar Rock Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (North), Warrumbungles NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteCamp Pincham - Macha Tor - Febar Rock - Camp Pincham
NotesThis walk goes to viewpoints with classic views of the The Grand High Tops. There are often plenty of kangaroos around the Camp Pincham area at the start of the walk early in the morning.
Belougery Spire (L), Crater Bluff (M), Breadknife (R) from Febor Tor, Camp Pincham - Macha Tor - Febar Rock - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Dec-01, b1201

Belougery Spire (L), Crater Bluff (M), Breadknife (R) from Febor Tor, Camp Pincham - Macha Tor - Febar Rock - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Dec-01, b1202

Belougery Spire (L) and path below Macka Tor, Camp Pincham - Macha Tor - Febar Rock - Camp Pincham (T), Warrumbungles NP, New South Wales, Australia, 24-Dec-01, b1206

 
Mt Beerwah Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Glasshouse Mtns NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteMt Beerwah summit trail
NotesIn 2001 the initial rocky slab on this climb was very difficult to climb. If you can get to the summit there are fine views of the other Glasshouse Mountains
Mt Beerwah from Picnic Area, Mt Beerwah summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-01, B1001

Mt Beerwah, Mt Beerwah summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-01, B1003

Mt Beerwah rock face, Mt Beerwah summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-01, B1004

 
Mt Ngungun Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Glasshouse Mtns NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteMt Ngungun summit trail
NotesFine views from the summit of Mt Ngungun, the easiest peak in the Glasshouse Mountains to climn
Mt Beerwah and Coonowrin Pinnacle from summit of Mt Ngungun, Mt Ngungun summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah193

Mt Beerwah and Coonowrin Pinnacle from summit of Mt Ngungun, Mt Ngungun summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah194

Mt Beerwah and Coonowrin Pinnacle from summit of Mt Ngungun, Mt Ngungun summit trail (T), Glasshouse Mtns NP, Queensland, Australia, 7-Jul-02, ah195

 
Mt Norman / Dr Roberts Waterhole Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteCastle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead
NotesA satisfying walk visiting many of the popular features of the national park, together with the pretty Dr Roberts Waterhole
The Pyramids from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah287

Turtle Rock and The Sphinx from near summit of Castle Rock, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah289

Ascent to Mt Norman, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah291

Mt Norman from SW, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah292

Dr Robert's Waterhole, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah298

Kangaroo nr Visitor Centre, Castle Rock Trailhead - Castle Rock - Mt Norman - Mt Norman Picnic Area - Dr Roberts Waterhole - Castle Rock Trailhead (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Sep-02, ah301

  
Mushroom Rock Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCoast / Beach, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Mid West, Kalbarri NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMushroom Rock Trail
NotesA short trail to a colourful rock formation by the water's edge.
Rainbow Valley Gorge along Mushroom Rock Trail, Mushroom Rock Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 28-Mar-03, ah669

Red Bluff from nr Mushroom Rock, Mushroom Rock Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 28-Mar-03, ah670

Red Bluff (R) from nr Mushroom Rock, Mushroom Rock Trail (T), Kalbarri NP, Mid West, Western Australia, Australia, 28-Mar-03, ah671

 
Nourlangie Rock Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (North), Kakadu NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteNourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk)
NotesProbably the best walk in Kakadu, this route explores the hidden upper gullies and rock formations of Nourlangie Rock.
Nourlangie Rock from ascent through valley from Anbangbang Galleries, Nourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk) (T), Kakadu NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 13-Apr-03, ah760

Nourlangie Rock from ascent through valley from Anbangbang Galleries, Nourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk) (T), Kakadu NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 13-Apr-03, ah761

Rock towers on top of Nourlangie Rock, Nourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk) (T), Kakadu NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 13-Apr-03, ah764

Nourlangie Rock from Nawurlandja Lookout, Nourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk) (T), Kakadu NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 13-Apr-03, ah766

Grevillea flowers on top of Nourlangie Rock, Nourlangie Rock Circuit Trail (Barrk Sandstone Buskwalk) (T), Kakadu NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 13-Apr-03, ah765

   
Pinnacles Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, Wheatbelt Region, Nambung NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive)
NotesRather than driving around the Pinnacles, it's a pleasant couple of hours stroll in and around the remarkable standing rocks, best seen when the sun is low in the sky
Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah653

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah654

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah655

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah656

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah657

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah658

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah659

Pinnacles, Pinnacles Trail (similar to circuit drive) (T), Nambung NP, Wheatbelt, Western Australia, Australia, 26-Mar-03, ah660

Port Campbell NP short walks Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCoast / Beach, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceVictoria, Port Campbell NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)1-5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePort Campbell National Park short walks
NotesA number of short walks allow close up views of the remarkable colourful sea stacks and notches cut into the cliffs by the often furious sea.
View to East from Gibson's Steps, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU82

12 Apostles to East of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU84

12 Apostles to East of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU85

Some of 12 Apostles to W of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU86

The Razorback and some of 12 Apostles to E from Lord Ard Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU87

The Razorback from viewpoint to E of Lord Ard Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU90

12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU91

Some of 12 Apostles to E from Lord Ard Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 16-Dec-99, AU88

12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU92

Some of 12 Apostles to East of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU93

Entrance to gorge leading to Thunder Cave, nr Lord Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU94

View to West from Sherbrooke River, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU95

Lord Ard Gorge, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU97

One of 12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU99

12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU101

12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU100

12 Apostles to West of 12 Apostles Viewpoint, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU102

View to West of some of the 12 Apostles from Gibson's Beach, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU103

Southern Ocean and Gibson's Beach, Port Campbell National Park short walks (T), Port Campbell NP, Victoria, Australia, 17-Dec-99, AU104

 
Purlingbrook / Wiringa Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Aug / Late Oct
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - McPherson Range), Springbrook NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RoutePurlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail
NotesThis track, beyond the impressive Purlingbrook Falls, leads into the dense rainforest typical of Sprinbrook National Park
Purlingbrook Falls from nr Gwongorella Picnic Area, Purlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 15-Aug-01, B1062

View towards Gold Coast from nr Gwongorella Picnic Area, Purlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 15-Aug-01, B1063

Purlingbrook Falls from base, Purlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 15-Aug-01, B1064

Rainforest path to Wiringa Falls, Purlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 15-Aug-01, B1068

View to sea from nr Purlingbrook Falls Lookout, Purlingbrook Falls and Wiringa Falls Trail (T), Springbrook NP, Queensland, Australia, 27-Oct-01, B1136

   
The Pyramids / Junction cataracts Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceQueensland (Southern Tablelands), Giraween NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteThe Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail
NotesThis walk takes in the park highlights to the north of the Visitor's centre. Balancing Rock is quite an unexpected sight.
Second Pyramid and Balanced Rock from First Pyramid, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah302

Ascent to First Pyramid, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah303

Ganite Arch, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah304

Bald Creek leading down to junction with Ramsay Creek, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah306

Bald Creek leading down to junction with Ramsay Creek, The Pyramids and The Junction cataracts Trail (T), Giraween NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Sep-02, ah307

   
Uluru Base Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
RouteUluru Base Circuit Walk (including Mutitjulu Walk, Kantju Gorge Walk)
NotesA chance to explore the rock close up, with ever changing views of the monolith. There's a lot of interesting side gorges and tree filled crevices around the base walk to spend a day exploring.
South of Mala Puta walk along Ayers Rock Base Walk, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah788

View to East of Pulari along Ayers Rock Base Walk, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah789

View to NW from Mutitjulu Walk, Ayers Rock (S), Mutitjulu Walk Section, Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah792

Ayers Rock near near Warayuki, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah795

Ayers Rock from near Tapentji, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah794

Ayers Rock near near Warayuki, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah796

Ayers Rock from Mutitjulu Walk carpark, Ayers Rock (S), Mutitjulu Walk Section, Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 18-Apr-03, ah808

Ayers Rock to east of Tjukatjapi, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah825

Ayers Rock cliff face in Kantju Gorge, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah826

Ayers Rock along Base Track on southern side of rock from eastern end, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah828

Gap in Ayers Rock at Warayuki near Kantju Gorge, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah829

Ayers Rock Base Track leading to Kantju Gorge (R), Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah831

Dry waterfall in Kantju Gorge, Ayers Rock (S), Kantju Gorge Walk Section, Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah832

Boardwalk in Kantju Gorge, Ayers Rock (S), Kantju Gorge Walk Section, Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah834

  
Uluru Summit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteUluru Summit Walk
NotesThe views of the surrounding desert are inspiring. In mid April the sunset behind the Olgas can be viewed from walking a little way up Uluru/Ayers Rock.
Along Ayers Rock summit walk from base, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah784

Climbing Ayers Rock near Kantju Gorge, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Base Circuit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 19-Apr-03, ah830

Climbing Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Summit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah797

View east from summit of Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Summit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah799

View north from summit of Ayers Rock, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Summit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah798

Sunset behind the Olgas from nr Ayers Rock summit, Ayers Rock (S), Uluru Summit Walk (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 17-Apr-03, ah800

  
Valley of the Winds Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (Red Centre), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteValley of the Winds Circuit Track
NotesThe massive rock domes here are, if anything, more impressive than the singular Ayers Rock a few kilometres away. This walk takes you up in among them.
View towards Valley Of The Winds, Olgas (S), Valley of the Winds Circuit Track (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 18-Apr-03, ah815

Olgas from along Valley Of The Winds walk, Olgas (S), Valley of the Winds Circuit Track (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 18-Apr-03, ah814

Cliff face in Valley Of The Winds, Olgas (S), Valley of the Winds Circuit Track (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 18-Apr-03, ah817

Path leading into Valley Of The Winds from east, Olgas (S), Valley of the Winds Circuit Track (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 20-Apr-03, ah836

Olgas from along Valley Of The Winds walk, Olgas (S), Valley of the Winds Circuit Track (T), Uluru-Kata Tjuta NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 18-Apr-03, ah819

   
Wentworth Falls Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly May
Region/PlaceNew South Wales (Sydney Region), Blue Moutains NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteValley of the Waters trailhead - Overcliff Tr - Wentworth Falls - Shortcut Tr - Valley of the Waters
NotesThis walk gives spendid views of both Wentworth falls and the surrounding cliffs
Overcliff Track between Valley of the Waters trailhead and Wentworth Falls, Valley of the Waters trailhead - Overcliff Tr - Wentworth Falls - Shortcut Tr - Valley of the Waters (T), Blue Moutains NP, New South Wales, Australia, 8-May-04, BF78

   
La Portada Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly Dec
Region/PlaceRegion II - Antogafasta, Monumento Natural La PortadaCountryChile  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
NotesImpressive sea cliffs fall into the South Pacific Ocean here. There are excellent vistas from the mirador or by walking a couple of kilometres north or south along the dry, barren cliff-tops.
View from mirador to south, with La Portada Arch, Monumento Natural La Portada, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 2-Dec-03, SA507

View from mirador towards cliffs to north, Monumento Natural La Portada, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 2-Dec-03, SA509

View from mirador to south, with La Portada Arch, Monumento Natural La Portada, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 2-Dec-03, SA511

View from south of mirador to south, Monumento Natural La Portada, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 2-Dec-03, SA515

View from north of mirador to north, Monumento Natural La Portada, Region II - Antofagasta, Chile, 2-Dec-03, SA518

   
Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / Beach, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Aug
Region/PlaceDorsetCountryEngland  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
NotesDramatic white cliffs plunge down to pebbly coves and beaches in this scenic area on England's southern coast.
Cliffs leading down to boats in Mupe Bay, near Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England, 29-Aug-99, AA34

Mupe Bay, nr Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England, 29-Aug-99, AA35

Mupe Bay, nr Lulworth Cove, Dorset, England, 29-Aug-99, AA36

View to E from Mupe Bay, Dorset, England, 29-Aug-99, AA37

View W from Durdle Door with Swyre Head, Dorset, England, 29-Aug-99, AA39

   
Carança Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate May
Region/PlacePyrénées OrientalesCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteThuès-entre-Valls - Carança Gorge - return
NotesA pleasant walk along a track with many bridges, with glimpses of the high cliffs above occasionally from the forest
Crossing bridge in Carança Gorge, nr Massif de Canigou, Pyrénées-Orientales, France, 25-May-99, E1151

   
Gavarnie valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceHautes Pyrénées, PN des PyrénéesCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)4-6Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteGavarnie - turnoff to Refuge des Espuguettes - return
NotesAn excellent short walk along a green lush valley for views up into the massive Cirque de Gavarnie
Start of Chemin du Cirque, Gavarnie, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP204

Gavarnie Cirque and Gavarnie River, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP205

Along path to Refuge des Espuguettes nr junction to path to Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP208

Path to Cirque de Gavarnie in Bois D'Arribama, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP209

River flowing into Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP210

La Grande Cascade, from beyond l'Hotel de Cirque, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP213

La Grande Cascade, from beyond l'Hotel de Cirque, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP215

La Grande Cascade, from beyond l'Hotel de Cirque, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP217

La Grande Cascade, from below l'Hotel de Cirque, Gavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 25-Jun-03, AP218

   
Grande Cascade / Hotel du Cirque Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceHautes Pyrénées, PN des PyrénéesCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteGavarnie - path to Refuge des Espuguettes - high path to Hotel du Cirque - Grande Cascade - Gave de Gavarnie - Gavarnie
NotesAn excellent walk amongst one of the great natural wonders of Europe, the Cirque de Gavarnie. There are excellent views in the valley and beyond the Hotel, it's possible to continue to the foot of the Grande Cascade.
Cirque de Gavarnie, Gavarnie - turnoff to Refuge des Espuguettes - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 29-Jun-03, AP266

Cirque de Gavarnie and river, Gavarnie - turnoff to Refuge des Espuguettes - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 29-Jun-03, AP267

  
Paxos western coast Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, PaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)150Route findingModerate
RouteGaios, Vellianitatika, Sterna Bay, Makratika, Agrilas Bay, Bogdanatika, Gaios
NotesGood coastal viewpoints.
Olive trees and Hoary Plantain (L) nr Makratika, Paxos west coast circuit from Gaios (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 29-Sep-98, E302

   
Cathedral Cove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceAuckland, CoromandelCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteCathedral Cove, Hahei Beach
NotesA pleasant coastal walk to Cathedral Beach with its distinctive rock formation
Cathedral Cove, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B880

Stingray Bay, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B881

Hahei Beach from path to Cathedral Cove, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B882

 
Giant's Causeway / Benbane Head Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / Beach, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceAntrimCountryNorthern Ireland  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteDunseverick Castle, Chimney Tops, Giant's Causeway, Dunseverick Castle
NotesThe coast to the East of the Giant's Causeway is also worth exploring
Giants' Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, 18-Jun-93, C317

Giants' Causeway, Giant's Causeway Coast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1-Jan-93, C285

  
Rock of Taborno circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Feb
Region/PlaceTenerife, CanariasCountrySpain  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteTaborno - Roque de Taborno - Taborno
NotesGood views along precipitious N coast of Anaga Peninsula
Near Roque de Taborno, Rock of Taborno circuit (T), Tenerife, Canarias, Spain, 11-Feb-98, T850

Near Roque de Taborno, Rock of Taborno circuit (T), Tenerife, Canarias, Spain, 11-Feb-98, T860

Near Roque de Taborno, Rock of Taborno circuit (T), Tenerife, Canarias, Spain, 11-Feb-98, T900

Near Roque de Taborno, Rock of Taborno circuit (T), Tenerife, Canarias, Spain, 11-Feb-98, T870

Roque de Taborno, Rock of Taborno circuit (T), Tenerife, Canarias, Spain, 11-Feb-98, T950

   
Alakai Swamp / Pihea Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, SwampDateEarly May
Region/PlaceHawaii - KauaiCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteKalalau Lookout, Puu O Kila Lookout, Into Alakai Swamp, Along Alakai Swamp Trail (optional), Puu O Kila Lookout, Kalalau Lookout
NotesExcellent aerial views into the serrated ridges of the Kalalau Valley, combined with the damp Alakai Swamp.
Kalalau Valley from Pihea Trail, Pihea Trail and Alakai Swamp Trail (T), Kokee State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 6-May-97, H203

Pihea Trail, Pihea Trail and Alakai Swamp Trail (T), Kokee State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 6-May-97, H204

Alakai Swamp, Pihea Trail and Alakai Swamp Trail (T), Kokee State Park, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 6-May-97, H210

Kalalau Valley from lookout, Kauai, Hawaii, USA, 5-May-97, H186

Angels' Landing Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteThe Grotto - West Rim Trail - Angels Landing - return
NotesPerfect views of Zion Canyon from this lofty viewpoint. The trail is quite narrow and steep on bare rock near the summit.
Cross-bedded canyon walls above Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B260

View S along Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B262

View S along Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B263

View N from Angels' Landing, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B264

Cross-bedded sandstone above Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B265

Zion Canyon from Angels' Landing Trail, Angels' Landing Trail (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B266

  
Balanced Rock Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesYou can't help imagining Wile E. Coyote is waiting for you around this remarkable rock.
Balanced Rock, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B342

   
Big Spring Trail / Squaw Canyon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Canyonlands NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
RouteSquaw Flat - Big Spring Trail - Squaw Canyon - Squaw Flat
NotesAn excellent walk exploring the multi-coloured layers of two parallel canyons with good views down to the Needles. By Mid November, snow is likely and ice is starting to make keeping your footing difficult on the sloping rock slabs, which will also be slippery when covered with ice's liquid form.
The Needles from Big Spring Trail, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B365

View into Squaw Canyon, La Sal Mtns (L), Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B366

Pinnacle from Squaw Canyon Trail, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B367

La Sal Mtns and Big Squaw Flat, Big Spring Trail and Squaw Canyon (T), Canyonlands NP, The Needles, Utah, USA, 14-Nov-00, B368

Clouds Rest Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, Cliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Yosemite NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)21Height gain (m)450Route findingEasy
RouteTenaya Lake - Clouds Rest - Tenaya Lake
NotesProbably one of the best trails in the park outside of Yosemite Valley, to an excellent viewpoint into the Valley far below, and Half Dome sitting alone above the valley.
Tree along Clouds Rest Trail, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B121

Half Dome (L) and Yosemite Valley from Clouds Rest, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B124

View back to Tenaya Lake (L) from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B125

Mt Hoffmannn from Clouds Rest ridge, Clouds Rest Trail (T), Yosemite NP, California, USA, 19-Oct-00, B126

Delicate Arch Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteWolfe Ranch - Delicate Arch - return
NotesDelicate Arch is probably the single most impressive arch in the park, and the walk to it is a chance for good views to the distant mountain ranges.
Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B346

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B349

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B350

Delicate Arch, Delicate Arch Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B348

Devil's Garden Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteDevil's Garden Trailhead - Landscape Arch - Double O Arch - Devil's Garden Trailhead
NotesA good trail to some of the less frequently visited arches, as well as the massive Landscape Arch which, in geological terms, seems near to its end.
Pine Tree Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B357

Landscape Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B359

Double O Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B360

Double O Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B361

Skyline Arch, Devil's Garden Trail (T), Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B362

   
Fairyland Loop / Rim Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteSunrise Point - Fairyland Canyon - below Boat Mesa - Fairyland Point - Sunrise Point
NotesA classic walk leading down through the pastel-hued rocks, from the canyon rim to Fairyland Canyon, below the castle-like Boat Mesa.
View from Sunrise Pt and ice drizzle, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B285

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B286

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B287

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B288

View from Sunset Pt, Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B289

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B315

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B316

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B317

Fairyland Canyon from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B318

Boat Mesa Panorama (1) from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B319

Boat Mesa from Fairyland Loop Trail, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B321

Boat Mesa from Fairyland Loop Trail through Campbell Canyon, Fairyland Loop Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 8-Nov-00, B323

North / South Windows Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk to stand underneath these impressive windows.
North Window (L), Pinnacle (R) and La Sal Mtns (R) to ESE, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 13-Nov-00, B363

South Window, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B345

North Window, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B344

 
Park Avenue Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Arches NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2-3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesA short stroll amongst remarkable vertical sandstone fins.
'Park Avenue', sandstone fins, Arches NP, Utah, USA, 11-Nov-00, B341

   
Peek-a-boo Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteBryce Point - Peek-a-boo Loop Trail
NotesAn excellent short walk to get down in amongst the spectacular unusual rock formations. By early November the trails were icy but still passable with care.
Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B301

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B303

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B304

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B305

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B306

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B307

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B308

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B310

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B311

Along Peek-a-boo Trail, Peek-a-boo Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B312

  
Queen's Garden / Navajo Loop Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Bryce Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteSunset Point - Queens Garden Trail - Navajo Loop Trail - Sunset Point
NotesThese two trails form an excellent loop giving good views and an alternative perspective on the thousands of hoodoos, to the views from the classic viewpoints on the canyon rim.
Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B294

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B295

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B296

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B297

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B298

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B299

Along Queen's Garden Trail, Queen's Garden Trail (T), Bryce Canyon NP, Utah, USA, 7-Nov-00, B300

 
Rim Overlook Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateMid Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Capitol Reef NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
NotesAn excellent short walk to fine views of the bare hillsides typical of Capitol Reef NP
Capitol Dome from Rim Overlook Trail, Capitol Reef NP, Utah, USA, 10-Nov-00, B339

   
South Kaibab - Bright Angel Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceArizona, Grand Canyon NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)28Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteYaki Point - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite (N1) - Indian Garden (N2) - Bright Angel Trail - Visitor Center
NotesAlthough permits need to be booked in advance, it's well worth doing so for one of the world's classic walks. The views and perspectives on the canyon are ever-changing. By Late October, snow is likely at the Canyon Rim, but the lower areas of the canyon are still likely to be mild temperatures. Without the time or permit for an overnight trip, Plateau Point makes a good day-trip, or a long day-trip to the river from the Canyon Rim is possible is you're confident of covering the distance and altitude gain on the way up.
South Kaibab Trail leading into canyon, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B226

South Rim (L) from nr start of South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B227

North Rim and snow showers from South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B229

View to W from nr Cedar Point, South Kaibab Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B230

Inner Canyon and North Rim from South Kaibab Trail nr junction with Tonto Trail, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B231

South Kaibab Trail nr Tonto Trail Junction, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B232

Inner Canyon and Colorado River, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B233

Inner Canyon and Colorado River, Canyon Rim - South Kaibab Trail - Colorado River - Bright Angel Campsite Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 31-Oct-00, B234

Bright Angel Canyon and snow on North Rim from Bright Angel Trail, from below Indian Gardens, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B238

South Rim towering above Bright Angel Trail nr Indian Gardens, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B239

Brahma Temple (MR), Zoroaster Temple (R), North Rim and Colorado River from Plateau Pt, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B242

Bright Angel Canyon (R), North Rim and Inner Canyon from Plateau Pt, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B243

Brahma Temple (M), Zoroaster Temple (R), and Plateau Pt Trail, Bright Angel Trail - Indian Garden Section, South Kaibab - Bright Angel Trail (T), Grand Canyon NP, Arizona, USA, 1-Nov-00, B245

   
South Rim/Clear Lake/Uncle Tom's Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteUncle Tom's parking area - South Rim Trail - Artist Point - Clear Lake - Lower Falls viewpoint at bottom of Uncle Tom's Trail
NotesAn excellent circuit walk giving excellent views along the colourful and suprisingly deep Yellowstone Canyon, combined with a look at the forest and meadows typical of the plateau.
Yellowstone River Canyon leading to NE from nr Artist Point, South Rim Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP572

Lower Falls along Yellowstone Canyon, from Artist Point, South Rim Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP574

Canyon slopes from east of Artist Point, South Rim Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP576

View east along canyon from path east of Artist Point, South Rim Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP578

Mudpots on trail between Lily-Pad Lake and Clear Lake, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP580

Lower Falls from bottom of Uncle Tom's Trail, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP581

Start of ascent from bottom of Uncle Tom's Trail, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP582

 
The Narrows Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCliffs / Rock outcrops, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceUtah, Zion NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk into the increasingly narrow and pretty canyon to a point where wet feet are unavoidable if you proceed further
North Fork Virgin River nr The Grotto, Riverside walk to The Narrows (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B267

View back into Zion Canyon from path leading to Narrows, Riverside walk to The Narrows (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B268

North Fork Virgin River leading to the Narrows, Riverside walk to The Narrows (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B270

North Fork Virgin River along path leading to the Narrows, Riverside walk to The Narrows (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B271

North Fork Virgin River towards Zion Canyon from Narrows path, Riverside walk to The Narrows (T), Zion NP, Utah, USA, 4-Nov-00, B272