Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail


1 hr 30 mins

3 km Circuit

84 m

Moderate track
This well signposted, winter-only snowshoe walk is a great way to get into snowshoeing for the first time. Starting from Perisher Village, this walk soon leaves the main road to follow a series of snow poles up a gully and around a small hill. There are some interesting information signs to help you learn more about amazing battle for life under the snow. On a sunny day, the contrast between the rocks, sky and snow might mean you fill the memory card in your camera – allow some extra time to explore the area.

Maps for the Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail 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
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525

Cross sectional view of the Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail

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 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

1.2km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.1km has short steep hills. The remaining (700m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 1.2km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (580m) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.8km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.2km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 2.1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 880m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 2.4km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 580m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Rock Creek Snowshoe Trail walk starts and ends at the Int Kosciuszko and Porcupine Rds (gps: -36.405802, 148.41192)
Your main transport option to Int Kosciuszko and Porcupine Rds is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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 :)