The Escarpment trail links together the Echidna trails and The Bloodwoods trails, Mini Palms and Homestead Valley. Echidna carpark is 20km from the visitor centre.
Osmand Lookout – Allow 30 minutes
Class 3, 1 km return.
A short walk with a moderate slope to the lookout takes you to an elevated ridge with beautiful panoramic views of the neighbouring ancient Osmand Range.
Echinda Chasm – Allow 1 hour
Class 4, 2km return.
The start of the walk is exposed to the sun, along an uneven, dry creek bed lined with Livistona Palms. The 180m deep chasm is only metres wide in some areas and shaded for most of the day. To see the Chasm “glow” when the sunlight comes over head and lights up the chasm, be there between 11am and 1pm, depending on the time of year.
Hot tip: If you cant see the glow happening in front of you, turn around and look behind you – it all depends on where you are and the angle of the sun to where the glow will be.
Escarpment Trail - Allow 2 hours.
Class 3, 7.2km return.
Follow the Escarpment trail along the range through open woodlands and spinifex hummocks to The Bloodwoods. The path is exposed to the sun and crosses uneven, stony, dry, creek beds. Mini Palms is 2.6km along the trail and a further 1km to Homestead Valley.
Both Mini Palms and Homestead Valley Trails can be accessed from the Bloodwoods car park.