Explore the most popular forest trails near Palen Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

This is a challenging but manageable hike. It took us 4 hours including a few stops and lunch up at the top. You need to keep your eye on the track as it’s a rock scramble for a large section. Stunning views at the top. We did it as an out and back from the carpark not as a loop as the map suggests.

Great challenging hike.. well we made it a little more challenging by going off the trail by mistake and climbed the rock face to the top! There is a part where it does get confusing but just remember keep going right the 360 views is one of the best I have seen!

hiking
1 month ago

Decent 3-4 hour round trip walk with beautiful Secret Falls at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed the falls & swimming here & we had them all to ourselves. Saw a few people heading here on the way back, so the earlier the better. Better to do this one for warmer weather so you can cool off & have lunch at the falls. You may think you have gone too far & haven't reached the falls yet, but there is now a small sign on the left of the track once you hit them & you just work your way through about 5-10m of scrub to get to them.

Amazing Hike!! Easy walk to begin with and then a proper scramble at the top. Scrambling for a lot of the part is open faced so you will need to have a good head for heights. Descent is via Peasants which is easy the first bit involves sliding down rock slabs and then a straightforward descent. Take care not to get lost as most people do once they reach the rum jungle as from there , there are many routes to descent and quite confusing. The correct route down ascends for a bit and then descends.

camping
2 months ago

Once you get over the hill at the start it’s a pretty easy and nice hike to the campsite, small water crossing you might get your shoes wet but nothing crazy.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views for effort

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hiking
5 months ago