Gabriels Loop Day Hike
Gabriel’s Loop 12.7 km
Gabriel’s Loop follows two sections of the Leopard Trail, connecting the first half of day 1 with the second half of day 2. The hike takes you past Gabriel’s pools, a spectacular small kloof with steep sides and shade. After rains the kloof has clear running water, deep pools and a waterfall. To get you going the hike begins with the Kick-start climb up onto the plateau. From there onward it is a tame and smooth sand-packed downhill trail for around 3 km before turning toward Gabriels Pools. Go into the kloof for a look, then return back to path and over the ridge to connect up with the return trail. A 3km uphill will lead you to the beautiful last 4km gentle downhill back to base camp. Gabriel’s loop is used by trail runners, mountain bikers and day hikers.
Logistics and Reservations
Gabriel’s Loop Day Hike is free and only available for guests staying overnight at Cedar Falls Base Camp. The trail starts at the Cedar Falls reception.