Clamshell Falls via Behana Gorge Trail

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Wooroonooran National Park

Clamshell Falls via Behana Gorge Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Aloomba, Queensland, Australia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length4.1 miElevation gain636 ftRoute typeOut & back
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This trail features the beautiful Clamshell Falls cascading along the Behana Creek into deep green pools, that supply Cairns with fresh rainforest water. The granite gorge is a sight to see all year round, with swimming holes and great views. The trail itself is in riparian eucalypt forest and is an undulating sealed road which can be quite steep in some places. The length of the trail follows a water pipe parallel to Behana Creek.

The sealed trail is accessible for wheelchairs but requires a key that can be signed out from Cairns Council to get through the gate.

Turn off the Bruce Highway onto Behana Gorge Road.

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andrew Schneider
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great hike , can be done anytime of the day. Beautiful swimming spots.

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Lisa Bubbles
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A few steep hills walking in but worth it for the view.

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Patrick Sheppard
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Tomas Orduna
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Tomas Orduna
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Cheyne Kupfer
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yayyyy

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Ian McDonell
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I Easy trail with a couple of short steep sections great swimming at the end

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Melli Sue
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second time to Behana this week. Carpark packed and way more humid. But water cold and refreshing

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Melli Sue
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Completely graded trail for vehicles, shaded most of the time. Follows the water pipeline. Lots of spots to swim near the end. Cold refreshing, crystal clear water. Less popular during the week.

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Dax Ta
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Kasey smid
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Jesse Snow
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Relatively easy

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Andrew Grayndler
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Great walk that will suit all ages, although it got a lot steeper than I expected towards the end. Path is in good order, with plenty of shade. Tricky little climb down to the water's edge at the top. The water is crystal clear and quite cold. Lots of small yabbies around too.

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Hayley Stott
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A local favourite for good reason! About 40 mins each way along a sealed pathway; some steep parts but nothing crazy. The waterfall at the end is stunning. Lots of people cliff jump and I've also seen the canyoning tours there. There are some great spots along the creek as well. It gets quite busy with a real mix of people: hikers, tourists, kids, joggers etc. Watch for snakes!

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Jack Balil
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Beautiful track. Enjoyable. Good workout.

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Jayne Elston
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A moderately challenging walking path but well worth pressing on to the top as it won’t disappoint. Wonderful crystal clear swimming holes await you.......Enjoy

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Daan Jacobs
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Ram C. Khanal
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Sealed walk, friendly for all abilities. it started bucketing down as we started to hike. we marched on until we reached awesome swimming spot, but the weather was non ideal, and we returned back. January 2019

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Tim Mullins
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Since this is a paved trail it is good for those not sure of foot. Also saw some prams on the trail. Had a little more uphill than I expected, but this make the walk out nice and easy. Great swimming even in winter.

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Rob Davidson
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Always a good morning for a walk up to Behana Gorge. All Weather access road up to the falls and swimming holes.

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Roel Bouwman
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Nice workout on paved trail to beautiful falls area. Doubles as Cairns water intake.

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Sammi N Andy Toyne
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Great all-weather sealed road trail. quite steep in sections and mostly shaded. great swimming areas along the way and at the end. the very top of the trail is a Cairns Water Intake fenced and off limits. No dogs allowed as it is a national park. Disabled access for wheelchairs available using a key that can be signed out from Cairns Council. Occasional vehicle usage by canyoning/kayak tours and water treatment staff. Very popular in summer with locals.

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Milena Atanassova
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Ian McDonell
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Jac Hank
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shaun connors
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Jen Lea
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Sandi Barrett
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Di Harris
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Gareth Jenkins
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