Major Clews Hut trail

6 h to 8 h 30 min

15.8 km
return

↑ 910 m
↓ -910 m

Very challenging
Starting from Alpine Way this return 4WD and mountain bike trail in Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park takes you downhill to Major Clews Hut, a historic mud brick hut from 1950's. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.3087569,148.1877935)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hume Highway, M31
  • Turn on to Hume Freeway Offramp then drive for 530 m
  • Turn left onto Albury Street and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn right onto Young Street and drive for another 45.7 km
  • Turn right onto Jingellic Road and drive for another 8.6 km
  • Keep left onto Jingellic South Road and drive for another 130 m
  • Turn slight left onto Murray River Road, C546 and drive for another 39.4 km
  • Keep right onto Murray River Road, C546 and drive for another 4.7 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn left onto Murray Valley Highway, B400 and drive for another 38.2 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 115 m head through/around the gate.
After another 980 m veer right.
After another 6.7 km turn left.
Continue another 65 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 7.9 km to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is "Major Clews Hut".
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Terrain
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Major Clews Hut trail


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 15.8 km
Time 6 h to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 7.9 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
7.9 kmMajor Clews Hut
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