Shadow Lake Circuit Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 13.2km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lake St Clair Visitors Centre

  • End: Lake St Clair Visitors Centre

  • Closest Town: Derwent Bridge

  • Location: Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 180km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.116756

  • Longitude: 146.172951

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Shadow Lake Circuit is a 13.2km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Summary

From Lake St Clair, this walk will take you through rainforest, sub-alpine moorland and highland eucalypt forest on this circuit walk via Shadow Lake. Clear weather allows splendid views of Mt Hugel.

Highlights

Near Shadow Lake the vegetation changes to sub-alpine forest. Here snow gums, buttongrass and sedges flourish. Pencil pines fringe the lake edge. The lake contains the introduced brown and rainbow trout. These can be fished if you have a licence. Picnic spots can be found around the lake edge but please remember that campfires are not permitted.

Region

The Western Wilderness

Getting there

Road C193 to Lake St Clair from the Lyell Highway (A10)

Tips

Park entry fees apply. (Self registration park entrance.)

The track climbs approximately 270m over a distance of 6.6km.

Visitor centre, restaurant and accommodation.

Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable.

No pets, firearms or bicycles.

 

Total distance: 13168 m
Max elevation: 1070 m
Min elevation: 754 m
Total climbing: 424 m
Total descent: -424 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania