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Gorge Circuit Hike

Intermediate/Difficult

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2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer loop
91% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 293' 89 m
Descent: -288' -88 m
High: 1,532' 467 m
Low: 1,268' 387 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Great short run to see a pretty good gorge with some wildlife not seen out on the plain, like euros.

Mick Edwards

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Not recommended on fire danger days.

Overview

Descend on a well maintained switchback trail to the floor of a red rock canyon. The creek is pretty much dry in summer. Head upstream initially to see some interesting geology and fossil remnants in the rocks. Then head south where the gorge constricts. Look out for euros (wallaroos) on the rocky slopes above. Exit the gorge for a relatively easy run back through dry eucalyptus forest to the car park.

Need to Know

Well maintained toilets at car park and at camp ground half way through the run.

Runner Notes

Likely to be a bit tricky with footing on the floor of the gorge.

Description

There's a nice view point not far from the car park to look down into the gorge before descending into it.

Read into the history on the sign posts of why its called Alligator Creek (there are no alligators in Australia and it's thousands of miles from crocodile habitat!).

There's not really a track once you are in the gorge, so just follow the gorge, rock-hopping as required. It's not difficult—nothing that a 10 year old can't handle.

Flora & Fauna

Euros (wallaroos)

History & Background

Used by early settlers and aboriginal stockmen to water stock in early days of the colony.

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Inside Alligator Gorge
Sep 28, 2018 near Quorn, AU
The constriction in Alligator Creek gorge
Sep 28, 2018 near Quorn, AU

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