Windy Ridge to Narcissus
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   3 h to 4 h

10 km
oneway

Climb: 77m
Descent: 214m

Moderate track
Starting from Windy Ridge this walk gently descents through the open eucalypt forest and buttongrass plains, following the Narcissus River valley. After about 5km you pass the signposted intersection with the Pine Valley Track. The walk continues along the valley floor crossing the only swing bridge on the main spine of the Overland Track before coming to Narcissus Hut and camping area. Narcissus Hut is a short walk from the northern tip of Lake St Clair and the ferry jetty. 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.


Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

After 20 m come to the "Bert Nichols Hut" (20 m on your left).
Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track. Details near bottom of page.
Continue straight
After another 5.6 km continue straight.

After another 3.2 km cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 1.2 km continue straight.
After another 10 m come to the "Narcissus Ranger Hut" (15 m on your right).
Turn right
After another 1 m turn right.
The end
After another 6 m come to the end.

About 45 m past the end is "Narcissus Hut campsite".

"Narcissus Hut".

Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track. Optional Sidetrip to Pine Valley. This is best done as an overnight side trip giving you time to also explore the Labyrinth or the Acropolis. The walk of the valley through a lovely and mossy high rainforest, a different vibe from the rest of the Overland Track.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.

After another 2.4 km cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
After another 2.4 km pass the "Pine Valley Hut Toilets" (40 m on your left).
About 10 m past the end is "Pine Valley Hut".
About 70 m past the end is "Labyrinth Registration Booth".
The end
The end.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 4.8 km to the main route.