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Mt Clara, St James Conservation Area

Google Earth view of the route to Mt Clara
Area
St James Conservation Area
Distance
7.86km
Time
4-6hr
Grade
Difficult
Accom.
Fowlers Hut
Access
From Fowlers Hut on Tophouse Rd in the upper Clarence Valley. This road is accessed over Jacks Pass north of Hanmer Springs
Map
BT24
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The track starts at Fowlers Hut and heads up Pass Stream to Fowlers Pass at 1296m.

There’s a long way to go – a further 640m in altitude over 4km.

On windy days this route can be exposed and extreme care should be taken on the summit ridge.

The steep topography makes for excellent views though

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