Date(s) - 12 Aug 2018
- Grade 4 Medium-Hard
- Leader: Paul Schirmer
- Phone: 0412 404 770
- Participant numbers:
- Final booking date: 9/08/18
Flaggy Creek Gorge Walking Track starts near the Kurrajongs picnic area on the Murray River Road about an hour east of Albury/Wodonga.
This is a strenuous 14 km, 7 hour return walk with a number of testing climbs that can be slippery in places. As there is no water along the track be sure to carry adequate drinking water.
The first section to Valley View is a climb through granite boulders for 1.5kms.. This section of the track is demanding with very few flat areas. On reaching Valley View, there are views in both directions along the Murray River and over the northern end of the park. Caution is needed here as there are unguarded cliff edges but it is a good place for a break.
From Valley View the track follows the ridge line for about a kilometre before descending onto a small saddle where Lyre birds have sometimes been heard. Beyond this the views open up as the track contours the side of Mount Porcupine for 1.5 kms before descending onto a very pronounced saddle, the creek can be heard roaring below in the gorge. From here the track climbs fairly steeply for over a kilometre to The Oaks.
After more ups and downs and after about 1.5 kms the track finally reaches the wall of the gorge with views of the waterfalls and cascades below. Eventually the track leads down to the water, where a number of small pools and waterfalls can be found. This is a great place to cool off, hop around the rocks, and enjoy our lunch before heading back.