Index of Hikes

A summary of hikes (by length) and trip reports. All links for hike location are to the starting point on Google Maps.

Australia NSW / NT / QLD / VIC / TAS | Botswana | Hong Kong| Indonesia | Malaysia | Namibia | Norway | Singapore | UK | USA| Vanuatu

Australia – NSW

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mumbulla Falls Near Bega, South Coast Easy All year 800m return
West Head Army Track West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 1.3km return
Flannel Flower Beach West Head (Sydney north) Moderate All year (8am-6pm) 2km return
America Bay Track West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 2.6km return
Drawing Room Rocks Brogers Creek Road, near Berry Easy Best at sunset / sunrise 2.8km circuit
Flint & Steel Bay West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 3km circuit
Bulcamatta Falls Track Burralow Creek camping ground Easy All year 3km return
Murrays Beach and Governors Head Booderee National Park Easy All year 3km return
Resolute Loop Trail West Head (Sydney north) Easy All year (8am-6pm) 4.3km circuit
Bullimah Spur Circuit Bouddi National Park Easy All year 4.6km circuit
Little Dromedary (186m) Central Tilba (south coast) Moderate-hard All year /w permission 5km return
(off-track)
Pipeline Track St Ives,
Sydney (north)
Easy All year 5.5km circuit
Cascades Track St Ives,
Sydney (north)
Easy All year 5.6km circuit
Piles Creek circuit Girakool Picnic Area (Girakool) Easy All year 5.7km circuit
Steamers Beach Booderee National Park Easy All year. 6.3km return
Figure 8 Pool Royal National Park Easy All year. Low tide. 6.5km return
Fitzroy Falls East to West Rim Tweed Ranges, northern NSW Easy All year 8.1km partly
one-way
Mount Warning (Wollumbin) (1,156m) Tweed Ranges, northern NSW Moderate All year 8.8km return
Glow Worm Tunnel Near Newnes (Lithgow area) Moderate All year 9km return
Wollangambe Canyon Mt Wilson,, Blue Mountains Moderate Summer 9km circuit
Towlers Bay West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.4km return
Waratah Trail West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.5km return
Bairne Trail West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy All year (8am-6pm) 9.6km return
The Spit to Manly Mosman, Sydney (north) Easy All year 10km one-way
Lost World Lookout Farm Road, Springwood Moderate Avoid summer 10.3km return
Mount Gower (875m) Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island Moderate All year. Book local guide 11km return
Bairne to Basin Circuit West Head
(Sydney north)
Easy-moderate All year
(8am-6pm)
12km circuit
Lockleys Pylon to Blue Gum Forest Mt Hay Road, Blue Mountains Moderate All year 13.1km return
Ruined Castle Katoomba,
Blue Mountains
Moderate All year 14km return
Bouddi Coastal Walk Little Beach or Putty Beach Easy All year 14km return
Mt Dromedary (806m) Central Tilba (south coast) Easy-moderate All year
(8am-6pm)
14.5km return
Thornleigh to Berowra (Great North Walk) Bellamy St, Pennant Hills Moderate-hard  All year 26-29km one-way
Kanangra to Kowmung River Kanangra Walls carpark Hard  All year 26km approx
Fernleigh Track Belmont / Adamstown, Central Coast Easy (cycling & hiking track)  All year 31km
Mt Jagungal (2,061m) Snowy Mts Easy-moderate Nov-Apr best 38km circuit
(2 days)

Trip report: A week exploring Lord Howe Island

Australia – NT

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Tabletop Track, Litchfield NP Approx 100km from Darwin Hard May-Sep (Dry season) Approx 45km circuit

Australia – VIC

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Wilsons Promontory (Southern Circuit) Tidal River, Wilsons Prom Moderate/Hard All year 59km (shorter options)

Australia – Queensland

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Chance Bay Whitsunday Islands Easy All year 5.1km return
Passage Peak & Escape Beach Hamilton Island Resort Easy/Moderate All year 14km circuit
Mount Barney Yellow Pinch, Mount Barney NP Hard All year. Winter best Approx 22km return
Binna Burra Lamington NP (Gold Coast) Moderate All year 27km

Australia – Tasmania

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Castle Rock Allports Beach,
Flinders Island
 Easy All year (low tide best) 4km
one-way
Egg Beach West End,
Flinders Island
 Easy All year (low tide best) 5km
return
Mt Strzelecki (756m) Trousers Pt Rd, Flinders Island Moderate All year (morning best) 6.6km return
Kitchen’s Hut Cradle Mountain Moderate All year 11.5km return
Mt Killiecrankie circuit (316m) Killiecrankie, Flinders Island Hard All year 18km circuit
Barn Bluff (1,559m) Cradle Mountain Moderate All year 24-28km circuit
Freycinet Peninsula Coles Bay Moderate  All year 41km circuit
(2-3 days)
Three Capes Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula Hard  All year 41km circuit

Trip report: Flinders Island

Botswana

Trip report: On Safari in Botswana

Hong Kong

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Dragon’s Back (284m) Shek O Country Park  Easy All year 10.5km
one-way

Indonesia

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mt Agung
(3,031m)
Pura Besakih, Bali  Hard All year 16.2km
return

Malaysia

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Medang FallsKuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor EasyAll year12km return

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Pisang Falls Karak Highway near Batu Caves, Selangor  Easy All year 5km return
Bukit Kutu (1,050m) Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor  Moderate All year 12km return
Gunung Angsi (825m) Near Seremban  Moderate All year 12km open loop
Mt Kinabalu (4,095m) Timpohon Gate, Kinabalu NP  Hard All year 2 days / 12km
Mount Trusmadi (2,642m) Sinua, in Keningau District.  Hard All year 3 days / 24km
Pinnacles (Mulu) Mulu National Park. Sarawak, Malaysia  Hard All year 7km caves tour + 21km Pinnacles

Trip report: Chasing Orangutans in Borneo

Namibia

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Damaraland Desert Hiking Camp Kipwe Easy All year 3-5km
Giraffe Trail Okonjima Nature Reserve Easy All year 5km circuit
Kalahari Dunes Walk Kalahari Red Dunes Easy All year 7.5km circuit
Olive Trail Naukluft Mountains Moderate All year 9.7km circuit

Trip report: Two Weeks Around Namibia

Norway

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Reinebringen Reine Moderate Jun-Oct 2km return
Plateaufjellet Longyearben, Svalbard Easy Jun-Sep 3.1km return
Trondheim city walk Trondheim Easy All year 7.2km circuit
Fløya Svolvaer Moderate/Hard Jun-Oct 4km return
Glomtinden Henningsvær Easy May-Nov 6km return
Sukkertoppen Hamn i Senja Moderate Jun-Nov 6.2km return
Stokkvikskaret Å (Lofoten Islands) Moderate May-Nov 7km return
Storhaugen Lyngen Moderate/Hard Jun-Oct 8.8km return
Trollsteinen Longyearben, Svalbard Moderate Jun-Sep 10km return
Nordenskioldfjellet  Longyearben, Svalbard Moderate Jun-Sep 11km return
Justadtinden Hagskaret, near Leknes Easy/Moderate Jun-Oct 12km
circuit
Sommarsetvatnet  Sjøvegan  Moderate  Jun-Oct 12.5km return
Trolltunga Skjeggedal  Moderate Jun-Oct 23km
one-way

Trip Reports:
Senja & the Lofoten Islands
Svalbard (and also Pyramiden, in Svalbard)

Singapore

Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Changi Boardwalk Changi Point  Easy All year 2.2km
one-way

United Kingdom

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Black Mountain Glyntawe, Brecon Beacons  Moderate All year 26.6km
circuit

USA

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Tuff Canyon Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 1.2km return
Hamilton Pool Dripping Springs, Texas Easy All year. Booking Apr-Oct 800m – 2.4km return
Santa Elena Canyon Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 3.2km return
Enchanted Rock Central Texas Easy All year 7.3km
loop
Lost Mine Trail Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 7.8km
loop
The Chimneys Big Bend NP, Texas Easy All year 8.4km
return
The Window The Basin, Big Bend NP (Texas) Easy All year. Avoid after storms 9km return
Cherum Peak Near Kingman, AZ Easy All year 8.5km return
Emory Peak via North and South Rim The Basin, Big Bend NP (Texas) Moderate All year 24.6km circuit
Havasu Falls Hualapai Hilltop, AZ Moderate All year (need permit) 47km
return
(2 days)

Trip report:  The Best of Big Bend (Texas)

Vanuatu

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Hike Location Difficulty When? Length
Mele Cascades 12km from Port Vila Easy Anytime (9am-5pm) 4km return