Starting from the car park on Alligator Gorge Road, Mount Remarkable National Park, this walk takes you on a circuit via the Alligator Gorge Trail. Alligator Gorge is a few meters wide canyon that cuts through the old quartzite rocks in the northern part of the Mount Remarkable National Park in South Australia. This circuit walk explores the Narrows, a rugged gorge a couple of metres wide which stretches for several hundred metres. The quartzite walls of the gorge are spectacular, with unique formations and vivid shades of red, orange and ochre. From the car park there are lots of steps leading down into the Gorge. The trail through the gorge can be loose and 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.
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 left as the track splits into two (after passing over the creek) to continue along Alligator Gorge South Circuit.....
Directions & comments
Then head down the steps (about 150m long)
Veer left Veer left, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 1.4km veer left, to head along Alligator Gorge Trail.
After another 230m pass the "Blue Gum Flat Parking" car park (8m on your right).
Take this short walk to Ali Lookout if you're still hungry for views. Details below.
Continue another 640m to find the end.
Take this short walk to Ali Lookout if you're still hungry for views.
Directions & comments
After 30m pass the toilet (9m on your left).
Continue another 205m to find the end.
"Ali Lookout" viewpoint
AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
45min to 1h 30 min
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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Some facilities on route
Toilet There is one 2.4km (plus an extra 30m along side route) from the start.