Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return


2 hrs

4.7 km Return

121 m

Moderate track
This walk starts at Thredbo and follows the Riverside Track, along the Thredbo River. The walk passes the golf course and heads through the snow gum forest to the Thredbo River cascades lookout. This walk uses a well defined track from the outskirts of Thredbo Village.

Maps for the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return 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.
Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series 85241N CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW-85241N
Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 JACOBS RIVER 8524

Cross sectional view of the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return

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 4.7 km
Time 2 hrs
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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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

1.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 930m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (140m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

1.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 890m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (60m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 560m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 1.3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 2.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return walk starts and ends at the Pond intersection (gps: -36.50606, 148.30156)
Your main transport option to Pond intersection 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

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/ttclr


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 :)