Location - Townsville, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - Approximately 5 km one-way from Greenvale Line bridge
Time - Allow 8-12 hours depending on the chosen route
Grade - 5 (AWTGS)
Patterson Gorge, also known as Patterson's Gorge or Black River Gorge (and sometimes misspelled as Peterson Gorge or Peterson's Gorge), is part of the headwaters of Black River. The upper reaches are filled with boulder-lined streams with steep valley sides. The catchment area trickles water down the range passing under the Greenvale Line bridge and reaching the bottom of Hervey Range where the river turns into a sandy bottom. The gorge is marked and named on the Ben Lomond 8159-2 topographical map.