Little Hugel

Tasmania

A panoramic view of Lake St Clair, Mt Olympus, Mt Byron and Mt Hugel from the top of a rocky peak. A lesser-walked track but one that combines great views with some alpine lakes and rainforest areas.

Lookouts
Rainforest
Swamp or Wetland
1274m
Maximum Elevation
350m
Total Climb

Getting there

Starts/finishes at Lake St Clair Lodge (Cynthia Bay). Approx 2:15hrs from Launceston and 2:30hrs from Hobart.

Maps

4233 Rufus 1:25K (south end of lake)
TASMAP Lake St Clair Day Walk Map (print & digital options)

Route/Trail notes

Follow the Watersmeet Nature Walk to Watersmeet where the Cuvier and Hugel Rivers meet. Turn left and follow the signposted track to Shadow Lake. The track winds through rainforest and across a bridge over the Hugel River. At Shadow Lake take the Hugel Track past Forgotten Lake (from the lake the track is sometimes wet and muddy). The track turns uphill through a forest of pandani, myrtle, deciduous beech and snow gums. The last section of the track is steep, up across a cairned route on boulders and scree to the summit

Permits/Costs

National Park entry fee payable.

Other References

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2019/01/06/mt-rufus-and-little-hugel/#Little-Hugel

Lake St Clair Day Walks Fact Sheet - https://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=19307

 

Comments

A great walk - did this as an extension of the Mt Rufus circuit. Nice views and fun climbing the boulder field to the top!

Oliver Descoeudres on 6 Jan, 2019

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