Hiking on Table Mountains Echo


Echo Valley is the path that separates The Back Table and The Main Table. It is the path that runs from one side of Table Mountain to the other in a route that is parallel to the walk from the cable car to Maclears Beacon. Whilst the main table is 1000m high, this path is almost 200m lower at around 850m.


One of the easy scrambles between the main table and Echo Valley

One of the routes between the main table and echo valley


From the Main Table it can be reached via 3 paths. One directly behind Platteklip Gorge, one about half way towards Maclears Beacon and the 3rd from Smuts track.  The first route has some ladders to negotiate as you drop that 150m very quickly. The 2nd route is very steep and the 3rd route, although it has no ladders does include some very minor scrambling.

One of the routes to Echo Valley

Negotiating a ladder on one of the routes to Echo Valley

Once on Echo Valley the path is generally on the level and clearly marked with quite a few boardwalks and small bridges as you cross quite a few rivers. An excellent path for the viewing of the Red Disa in February. Despite its close proximity to the main table it is generally very quiet and peaceful. Several paths lead from Echo Valley towards the Back Table.

A boardwalk section of Echo Valley Path.

A boardwalk section of Echo Valley Path.

Ridgway Ramblers offer a number of guided hikes on Table Mountain. Join us and excape the crowds