ElevationAscent: 1,013' 309 m
Descent: -787' -240 m
High: 2,956' 901 m
Low: 2,287' 697 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 60% (31°)
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“Trail following the southern slopes of Kunanyi / Mount Wellington, across a boulder field, ending at Wellington Falls.”— Andrew Hedding
The trail has a moderate incline, but is not challenging. On a clear day, there are some nice views of Hobart and the water. At one point there is a trail to the left called "Snake Plains Track." This trail should not be taken. Instead, continue on straight on the "Wellington Falls Track."
As you progress, more and more rocks with beautiful white lichen appear on the trail, and eventually the trail opens up on a pretty large boulder field. This is apparently know as the "Potato Fields." The field has moderately sized rocks which are quite stable and not too challenging to traverse, but this section does require a little balance. The way is clearly indicated with metal poles with orange tags.
After the boulder field, there is another section of forest that has more grassy trees. In winter, this section may have snow and be a bit sodden and muddy, but the trail is not hard to follow. At the end, the trail descends and finishes at a lookout over the falls with a bench.
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Land Manager: Wellington Park Management Trust