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Best trails in Northern Territory

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Trying to find the best Northern Territory trails? AllTrails has 73 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Alice Springs, Stuart or Katherine, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 44 easy trails in Northern Territory ranging from 0.6 to 8.2 miles and from 29 to 3,090 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Northern Territory
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#1 - Larapinta Trail
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park
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Length: 139 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail is a challenging long distance route for the experienced backpacker that is also incredibly rewarding. The route extends from Alice Springs all the way to Mount Sonder. When walking on thisShow more
#2 - Valley of the Winds: Kata Tjuta Trail to Karingana Lookout
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This is a great trek easy enough for kids. Go in the early morning because it gets very hot and crowded later in the day. There is no shade so make sure to bring a hat and some sunscreen!Show more
#3 - Uluru Base Walk
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
This iconic Australian trek encircles the base of Uluru or Ayer's Rock. This rock is the of significant importance due to its many cave paintings and ancestral story origins.Show more
#4 - Kings Canyon Rim Walk and Cotterilis Lookout
Watarrka National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 22 m
This is an awesome red rock hike with incredible views. The tough part is getting to the rim of the canyon, from there it's an easy hike. If you make it up to the top for sunrise you'll have an especiShow more
#5 - Ubirr Aboriginal Art Walk
Kakadu National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 32 m
Rock art and view pointShow more
#6 - Ormiston Gorge and Pound Loop
Mount Zeil, Northern Territory, Australia
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h
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#7 - Mount Gillen
Alice Springs Desert Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Mount Gillen is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stuart, Northern Territory, Australia that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily usShow more
#8 - Walpa Gorge Walk
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 58 m
Walpa Gorge Walk is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Petermann, Northern Territory, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. TheShow more
#9 - Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) Summit
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
The climb is not prohibited, but Anangu ask visitors to their land to respect their wishes, culture and law by not climbing UluruShow more
#10 - Jatbula Trail
Nitmiluk National Park
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Length: 37.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
Situated within the Nitmiluk National Park, land of the Jawoyn people, the Jatbula Trail is a beautiful 6-day trail through breathtaking Australian bush landscapes that change every kilometre from dryShow more
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