Guthega River Snowshoe


1 hr 30 mins

3.3 km Return

115 m

Hard track
This pleasant snowshoe walk starts from the car park at Guthega. You will wander down the gently hill following a wide trail, then cross Guthega Dam wall. There are great views over the pondage as you continue along the snow covered trail past Guthega Shaft. The flat trail soon ends and the more challenging walking starts as you make your way along the side of Guthega River valley, gently leading down to the edge of the river. A little upstream is a small timber bridge. Do not walk on or anywhere near the ice on the pondage – the water level often changes and the ice will not hold your weight.

Maps for the Guthega River Snowshoe walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series 85252S PERISHER VALLEY NSW-85252S
Geehi Dam 1:25 000 Map Series 85252N GEEHI DAM NSW-85252N
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525

Cross sectional view of the Guthega River Snowshoe bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Guthega River Snowshoe

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.3 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

Around 1.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 550m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 1.1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 550m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs

Around 1.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 550m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 1.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 550m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1.1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 550m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 550m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Guthega River Snowshoe walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Guthega River Snowshoe walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Guthega River Snowshoe walk starts and ends at the Guthega Centre (gps: -36.377478, 148.37589)
Your main transport option to Guthega Centre is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)




Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)