Cradle Summit is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day walking opportunities.
8 hrs return, 12.8km, 600m climb in elevation. Walk includes crossing large rocks. Grade 5.
Time of day, weather conditions and fitness of party should be kept in mind when choosing tracks for the trip. If in doubt, check with staff at the visitor centre.
This is a long, steep and sometimes difficult track to the summit of a beautifully picturesque mountain. Walkers should have good all-weather gear, food and water, and be prepared for some steep, exposed scrambling. The walk is not suitable when windy, snowy or rainy weather is forecast. If in doubt, stop in at the visitor centre and ask the advice of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service staff.
On a clear day the rewards for the effort of this climb are considerable, with magnificent views over dozens of mountains and lakes.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.