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The Hume and Hovell Track is a 426km, multi-grade one-way hike located in the south east of NSW. The hike should take approximately 26 days to complete.
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The Hume and Hovell Track is an epic trail in the south east of NSW that traverses rugged and beautiful countryside following a mix of public roads, fire trails, purpose built single track and over 100 footbridges.
The track stretches 426km and passes through the towns of Yass, Wee Jasper and Albury and nearby the towns of Tumut, Talbingo and Tumbarumba offering a variety of topographies, vegetation types and land uses, as well as numerous points of historic interest. Along the way, there are 17 campsites, picnic facilities, numerous boardwalks and three major bridges over significant rivers.
The track receives regular maintenance but it is likely that users will find trees and branches over the track in the heavily wooded areas, particularly after the winter season. As well, over time, and with funds being available, sections of the track are being rerouted to take them off public roads and improvements are being carried out, e.g. new boardwalks and bridges installed and shelter sheds being erected at bush campsites. Parklands Albury Wodonga established a section of track around Albury and the final link stretching north through farmland to the established track coming out of Woomargama State Forest at Tunnel road was opened in 1999 in time for the 175th anniversary celebrations.
Where possible existing fire trails, forestry service roads and other four wheel drive tracks were incorporated into the walking track. A few sections of public road had to be used and the balance, about half the track, is on constructed foot tracks. The track crosses the Goobarragandra and Tumut Rivers thanks to two pedestrian bridges over the Goobarragandra River and a suspension bridge over the Tumut River.
Minor streams required over 100 bridges and many sections prone to becoming wet and boggy have been spanned with boardwalks. A track logo, in the form of two, small stylised human figures, (see inset), representing Hume and Hovell, is displayed along the full length of the track to assist with track finding. At all trackheads and other places of access, signboards showing places, directions and distances have been erected. Where the track joins or crosses other tracks or roadways, directional bollards have been installed. If the track passes through areas of historical interest and significance, descriptive plaques have been erected.
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Max elevation: 1257 m
Min elevation: 153 m
Total climbing: 11411 m
Total descent: -11771 m
Source and GPX file: Hume and Hovell Track