Three Falls Circuit

2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min

6.7 km
circuit

↑ 428 m
↓ -428 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Mount Field Visitor Centre on Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, this circuit walk takes you past Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls and Lady Barron Falls. The first part of the track toward Russell Falls is wheelchair and pram accessible. From here, the track becomes steeper, taking you to Horseshoe Falls. Stop to admire the giant trees as you walk along the Tall Trees Walk before coming to the last falls on the walk, the Lady Barron Falls. Take your time on the track and soak in the nature around you. 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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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 At the intersection of Russell Falls Track & Russell Falls Return Track (-42.682254,146.7159313)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Lyell Highway, A10
  • Turn on to Gordon River Road, B61 then drive for 3.4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 12.4 km
  • Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 7.5 km
  • Turn right onto Lake Dobson Road, C609 and drive for another 710 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Russell Falls Track & Russell Falls Return Track Start heading along Russell Falls Track (a walking track).
There is water tap (about 75 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 75 m back from the start).
Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery (about 65 m back from the start).
After another 115 m continue straight, to head along Russell Falls Track.
After another 610 m (at the intersection of Horseshoe Falls Track & Russell Falls Track) turn right, to head along Horseshoe Falls Track (a footpath).
Then cross the bridge (about 30 m long)
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your left).
Then pass the "Russell Falls" (40 m on your left).
At the intersection of Horseshoe Falls Track & Russell Falls Return Track turn left.
After another 40 m come to the viewpoint.
At the intersection of Russell Falls Return Track & Horseshoe Falls Track continue straight, to head along Horseshoe Falls Track (a steps).
Then head up the steps (about 1.4 km long)
Then pass a seat (on your right).
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Horseshoe Falls Track & Russell Falls Return Track) turn around, to head along Horseshoe Falls Track.
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Horseshoe Falls Track & Russell Falls Return Track) turn around, to head along Horseshoe Falls Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to a spot where you can enjoy the Horseshoe Falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 345 m turn left.
After another 20 m pass the "Horseshoe Falls" (55 m on your right).
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 740 m (at the intersection of Tall Trees Link Track & Tall Trees Walk) continue straight, to head along Tall Trees Link Track.
After another 285 m (at the intersection of Tall Trees Walk & Tall Trees Link Track) turn right, to head along Tall Trees Walk.
Then pass the car park (55 m on your left).
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Lake Dobson Road & Tall Trees Walk) veer left, to head along Lady Barron Falls Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to view the Lady Barron Falls. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.3 km turn left, to head along Lady Barron Falls Track.
After another 1.2 km head down the earthen steps (about 35 m long)
After another 710 m (at the intersection of Lake Dobson Road & Lady Barron Falls Track) continue straight, to head along Lake Dobson Road (a road).
After another 45 m veer left, to head along Lake Dobson Road.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Lake Dobson Road.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 40 m come to the end.
A sign.

This side trip takes you to a spot where you can enjoy the Horseshoe Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Horseshoe Falls Track.
After another 30 m come to the end.
A viewpoint.
About 20 m past the end is "Horseshoe Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 30 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to view the Lady Barron Falls.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Lady Barron Falls Track.
Continue another 170 m to find Lady Barron Falls at the end.
"Lady Barron Falls".
About 20 m past the end is "Lady Barron Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 170 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Three Falls Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.7 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -62 m back from the start.

Seat: There is one 810 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-62 m[toilet]
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