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Cascade Hut trail is one to try in every season. In summer, bring your mountain bike or hiking boots: the remote path twists through snowgum woodland and the beauty of Pilot Wilderness Area. In winter the trail turns white with snow, offering terrific opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or fat biking. Spring is marked by the bloom of beautiful wildflowers, heralding the return of warmer months.
This versatile trail, which is part of the Australian Alps walking track, is great for beginners and experts alike. Starting from Dead Horse Gap, on Alpine Way near Thredbo, it's a 10km ride or walk one-way to historic Cascade Hut, or 20km return. If you're keen for a multi-day challenge, continue along the Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride, past Tin Mine huts to Nine Mile trail and on to Barry Way - where you'll need to be collected.
A high point on the trail, Bob's Ridge, offers a scenic lookout across the Murray River valley into Victoria, so be sure to bring some binoculars.
About the region
Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation. There are 7 areas in this park:
1. Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.
2. The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River and explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride.
3. Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin's camp spots, fishing, and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views or explore huts and hikes in the Jagungal Wilderness.
4. The Selwyn area is your perfect base to explore the walks, rides, and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra are closed due to severe fire damage.
5. The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.
6. The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.
7. The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves, and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango's heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko's wild north-east corner.
To Cascade Trail carpark. Cascade Hut trail is in the Thredbo area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:From Jindabyne, drive along Kosciuszko Road towards PerisherTurn left at Alpine Way and follow for around 30km Continue 5.5km past the Thredbo Village turn-off Park entry points Cascade Trail carpark See on map Road quality All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on: Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher) Guthega Road Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips. Roads can close in extreme weather, so it's a good idea to check weather and road conditions before setting out. Parking Parking is available at the start of the trail, please note that all vehicles must display a park entry pass.
If you're riding a bike, please give way to walkers along this track.
It's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB from the Snowy Region Visitor Centre.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.