This loop follows Merritt's Nature Trail up out of the valley, traverses the Rams Head Range via the Dead Horse Gap Trail, and then follows the Thredbo River Walk back to Thredbo Village.

Statistics

3 - 4

hrs

677

m

677

m

16

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

This loop is in 3 parts - Merritt's Nature Trail (up to the plateau), Dead Horse Gap Trail (follows the ridge) and Thredbo River Walk (flat).

The only strenuous part is section 1 (Merritt's, 1.5 - 2 hours uphill).

Fairly open country and nice variety of ecology and terrain.

Take care with changeable weather conditions (from blazing sun to icy winds possible).

No special gear needed.