Donaghys Hill

45 min to 1 h

2.2 km

↑ 88 m
↓ -88 m

Moderate track
Starting from a carpark just off the Lyell Highway in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, this walk leads to the Donaghys Hill lookout and back via the Donaghys Hill Nature Trail. The track climbs steadily through forest and scrub to a high lookout perched on the rocky Donaghys Hill. From the summit of the pointy hill the views extend in all directions, with the valley of the Franklin River filling the foreground and the impressive Frenchmans Cap and its neighbouring peaks looming beyond. The walk isn't especially steep or tricky, but it is a solid twenty minutes of uphill effort. Weather is the important factor - on a grey cloudy day you might see nothing, but in clear weather the views are stunning and justify the uphill climb. The walk back to the carpark is refreshingly downhill all the way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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