Altitude: 4m to 131m. Gain: 216m. Loss: 300m . Gradient: 2 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
A good cut/marked track runs down the north-west side of Loch Maree from Loch Maree hut, climbing 100m above the lake (note that there is no easy access up/down to the lake at the western end). Beyond the lake, the track sidles, crossing a sidecreek on a walkwire before descending to river flats after a further kilometer.
In normal river flows rafting the river is possible from the point the track hits the river below the Loch Maree falls to Supper Cove Hut. There are two brief boulder-rapids probably requiring portage. Both have good take-out points on the true right immediately above the rapid. Other rapids are grade 1.
From where the track hits the river, the next several kilometers of track is excellent along river flats - wide and flat and easy walking. Trampers report that the last 2-3km to Supper Cove Hut is very slow going with frequent boggy sections and climbs/descents on the valleyside.
Rafting from below the falls it is possible to travel Loch Maree Hut - Supper Cove Hut in 3-4.5hrs
Tramping this is a 4 - 8hr walk.
Also see Moir's Guide Ed7 Pg 140: Loch Maree to Supper Cove