This easy 5 km, 1.5hours return walk hike with a natural staircase climb starts at the “Roper Lookout” sign at the eastern end of the Rocky Valley dam wall. Follow the aqueduct for 1.5 km before climbing a small gully among Snow Gums. Roper Lookout is a small basalt knoll and a great spot for a rest break or lunch with excellent views of Falls Creek Resort and the surrounding high country. Return along the same route.
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.
Trek the regenerating fire-damaged snowgums beyond the dam wall to a lookout with incredible views of Falls Creek, down the Kiewa Valley and over Rocky Valley Lake.