Upper Stoney Creek Falls
Stoney Creek Falls is a great intro to off track hiking and has two waterfalls along the route.
Location - Barron Gorge National Park, Far North Queensland, Australia
Difficulty - Grade 4
Distance - ~5.7 kilometres return
Time - allow 1-2 hours
Stoney Creek Falls is a great intro to off-track hiking and has two waterfalls along the route. Stoney Creek Falls is a great place to swim plus abseiling for beginners. It's only a 10-metre ledge but it’s straight into a deep pool, with no underlying dangerous rocks.
There are various routes to get to the upper falls. This is the most commonly take route. Start at the Glacier Rock Trailhead. The route follows the creek for the most part and involves rock hopping. Walk along the creek and explore the rock pools and waterfalls, with swimming opportunities. Note that the Kuranda Train uses the railway.
Wear appropriate footwear and be aware that it's slippery in places.
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