Hike State
Hike Level
Hike Grade

Grade

3

Intermediate

7.4 KM

Hike Duration

3 Hours

Hike Style

Circuit

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Day Hike

Start Point

Keep River Access, Baines NT 0852, Australia

Jarnem Walking Track Loop

Jarnem Walking Track Loop

Image: Bob Rankin

Why this Hike

This fantastic hike near the border takes you through eucalypt woodland, past indigenous rock art and provides wide views of Keep River. This hike is perfect for intermediate level hikers and offers multiple different attraction, one of which is the rock formations along Jarnem Escarpment.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting at Jarnem Camping Area this hike follows Jarnem Walk Track to the first junction before taking a left. Continue to follow the track until reaching another junction (the loop) from which you will turn right following the loop in a anticlockwise direction. At about the half way point around the loop you should reach the lookout which will allow for some great views of the local area before continuing along the track back to the junction and back down the track to the camping area where you started to compete the walk.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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