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Why this Hike
This walk near the northen border of the ACT this hike takes you around Uriarra Loop and shows off the views of Shepherd’s Lookout. With grand views of the river below and wide expansive views of the local area this hike has something for everyone including dog walkers so long as your pet is kept on it's leash.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at Uriarra East picnic area this hike follows Murrumbidgee River around Uriarra Loop in a clockwise direction for the first few kilometres on a moderate track before turning off onto the Shepherd’s Lookout track. Follow this track for about 2 kilometres before reaching the lookout where you can take in the views, once you are finished at the lookout turn back on the lookout track until reaching the junction you turned at previously and take a left. Keep following the loop back to the picnic area, crossing Uriarra Road and descending slowly downhill to complete the hike and head home.
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.