Mount Gillen Track
5.1 km return
2 h to 3 h 30 min
Mount Gillen Track
5.1 km
Return

Walk
2 h to 3 h 30 min

Starting from the car park on Larapinta Drive, Burt Plain, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Gillen via a singular track, visiting the John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve (aka Flynn’s Grave) near the start. A short but intense hike that will surely get your heart pumping, this track offers panoramic views over the surrounding area that are worthy of the effort. Try to identify the Macdonnell Ranges and the Pine Gap as you absorb the breathtaking scenery. Keep in mind that there is a section where you’ll need to do some rock scrambling near the summit. Although it’s not a lengthy one, you may want to skip this journey if you have a fear of heights. There is no signage but the track is well-worn and distinguishable. Grippy hiking shoes are recommended. 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.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
John Flynns Grave Historical Reserve
Mount Gillen

Places & Areas
Australia
Northern Territory
Macdonnell Region
Town of Alice Springs
Burt Plain
Flynn
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park
Alice Springs Desert Park
John Flynn's Grave Historical Reserve