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The Serpentine Chalet Dam Trailhead is the official start point of section 9. This is a nice cozy trailhead area, well wooded and hidden amongst rocky outcrops. The actual dam is located near the trailhead which can be accessed by a side track. A reasonably popular overnight spot for hikers. Vehicle access to this trailhead is by 4WD only.
Key Points
Point Approx 105 km west of Alice Springs
Point Access to turn off via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Road
Point Access to car park approx 3km from turn off via 4WD track. 4WD only
Point Vehicle parking approx 760m from trailhead. Locked gate at car park
Point Campsite is cozy, shady and has a number of cleared tent pads.
Related Links
Section 9 Campsites | Section 9
Above Image: Serpentine Gorge Chalet Dam trailhead information shelter
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Facilities TrailheadPark & Trail InformationCampsite/CampgroundWaterToiletrsNo Campfires
Trailhead Type Information shelter only.
Size Small Information shelter only.
Crowd Factor Low Mainly used by hikers.
Remoteness 5 .
Campsites Yes See S9 Campsites page
Fees No .
Shelter No .
Water Yes Tank
Food Storage No .
Parking Yes Vehicle parking approx 760m from trailhead.
Vehicle Access Yes 4WD only. See below. Dirt road access
Notable Info No .
Comments No .
The main campsite at the trailhead. Notice trailhead info shelter top right
Dam after rain
Serpentine Chalet Dam wall
4WD Access Only Getting to Serpentine Chalet Dam Trailhead
The Serpentine Chalet Dam Trailhead is approx 105km west of Alice Springs and can be accessed via the sealed Larapinta & Namatjira Drives. From Namatjira Road to the car park is a 3km 4WD only dirt track. Vehicles cannot access the trailhead directly. There is a locked gate. It is 750m from the car park to the trailhead..
Water Tanks at campsite
Campsite toilet


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