About this hike
This hike not far from Katherine is a fantastic 9km walk along the banks of the Edith river all the way to Sweetwater pool. It offers a great opportunity for a swim and a little bit of relaxation along the way as you take in the beautiful surroundings which line the trail from head to toe.
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Starting from Edith Falls Campground Carpark, this hike follows the Jatbula Trail first up a small hill before sticking left past the turnoff down to Upper Pool. Keep following the trail as it descends down a few metres to reach Edith River and Long Hole Pool. Keep following the trail as it winds along the river before breaking away for a section and then returning to the banks river where you will reach Sweetwater Pool near Sweetwater Camp. The pool is a fantastic natural and tranquil swimming hole which is a great place for a dip before returning back along the same trail to finish the walk.