Larapinta Trail walking grades

Each section of the Larapinta Trail has been rated by level of difficulty according to the Australian Walking Track Grading System. See the table below.

The sections range in length from 8.9km to 28.9km. You will need an adequate fitness level to finish each section.

Read about walking track grades.

Section
Grade
1 Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap
4 - moderate to difficult
2 Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek
4 - moderate to difficult
3 Jay Creek to Standley Chasm
4 - moderate to difficult
4 Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole
5 - difficult
5 Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge
5 - difficult
6 Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek North
4 - moderate to difficult
7 Ellery Creek North to Serpentine Gorge
4 - moderate to difficult
8 Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Dam
4 - moderate to difficult
9 Serpentine Chalet Dam to Ormiston Gorge
5 - difficult
10 Ormiston Gorge to Finke River
3 - moderate
11 Finke River to Redbank Gorge
4 - moderate to difficult
12 Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return
4 - moderate to difficult

Last updated: 28 April 2021

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