Starting from the car park on Alligator Gorge Road, Mount Remarkable National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit along the entire length of Alligator Gorge via the Alligator Gorge and Ring Route tracks. Discover the rugged beauty of Alligator Gorge on this 9km circuit, including the Narrows and the Terraces. The Narrows is a rugged narrow gorge surrounded by spectacular quartzite walls with unique formations and vivid shades of red, orange and ochre. And The Terraces are stone platforms at the lower end of the gorge. The trail through the gorge can be loose, uneven and slippery when wet. Much of the path is over a rocky creek bed, and sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Main North Road, B56 then drive for 20.8 km
Turn right onto Horrocks Highway, B56, B82 and drive for another 1.9 km
Turn right onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 1.9 km
Keep left onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 5.7 km
Turn right onto Alligator Gorge Road and drive for another 4.3 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started Starting from the car park on Alligator Gorge Road(8.1kms south of intersection with Noll Road), head towards the informational signpost with a green roof along the concrete path. Then join and follow the formed gravel/dirt track with the yellow “WARNING” sign behind the railing, moving directly away from the car park. In about 150 metres, veer right as the track splits into two (after passing over the creek) to continue along Alligator Gorge Ring Route Circuit.....
Directions & comments
Then head down the steps (about 150 m long)
There is a toilet (about 70 m back from the start).
After another 195 m veer right, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 3.2 km (at the intersection of Ring Route & Alligator Gorge Trail) veer left, to head along Ring Route (a vehicle track).
After another 3.4 km come to the "Longhill Camp" (50 m on your right).
After another 330 m (at the intersection of Kingfisher Track & Ring Route) veer left, to head along Kingfisher Track.
After another 125 m turn left.
After another 35 m veer left, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 1.3 km come to the "Ali Lookout" (50 m on your right).
After another 55 m veer right, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 150 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Alligator Gorge Ring Route Circuit
3 h, 4 h to 2 days
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)