Frenchmans Cap Track - Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

The distinctive quartzite dome of 1443‑metre Frenchmans Cap looms on the distant line of hills glimpsed from Lyell Highway. It beckons adventurers deep into Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park on a challenging, 46‑kilometre-return journey, taking three to five days. Descend into the muddy Loddon Plains (labelled the Sodden Loddons) before climbing to Barron Pass. The track then winds past Lake Tahune with its fringe of alpine vegetation before it leads up to Frenchmans Cap. At the top, there is a vertical drop of 300 metres and incredible views of distant dolerite mountains and lakes in the valley.

PWS Lake St Clair, (03) 6289 1172.

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