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Jenny Clayton Circuit

Grade: Easy
Track: Undulating
Distance: 8.5km
Time: 2hr return
Start: Middle Creek Visitor Centre

Opportunities exist for an easy walk or a relaxing bicycle ride on a loop circuit. This area of the park has been set aside for education purposes, with its diverse display of vegetation communities.

Middle Creek Walk

Grade: Easy
Track: Undulating
Distance: 6.2km
Time: 1hr 30min return
Start: Middle Creek Visitor Centre or Ferntree Visitor Centre

Linking three visitor areas the walk follows the creek as it passes through a variety of forest types.

Along the way you will encounter some significant Hedcarya trees (Australian mulberry), Yarra gums, fern gullies and greasy woodlands. Watch for parrots, wallabies and kangaroos and listen out for the interesting sounds of the bush.

Two Mile Circuit

Grade: Easy
Track: Undulating

Option 3a:

Distance: 2.9km
Time: 1hr return
Start: Bailes Visitor Area

Option 3b:

Distance: 2.2km
Time: 45min return
Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

Experience changes in the temperature as the walk meanders between Bailes and Ferntree visitors area.

This walk crosses Middle Creek twice with its fern-lined banks. The remainder of the walk consists of Blue Gum, Manna Gum and Messmate forests.

Waterfalls Nature Walk

Grade: Easy / Moderate
Distance: 1km
Time: 45min return
Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

This circuit is an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty of the upper reaches of Middle Creek, a main tributary that meanders through the park and takes you through many large tree ferns and water ferns. The walk traverses through largely Manna Gum, Messmate and Blue Gum forests and crosses a series of bridges and boardwalks, providing many vantage points.

Bukkertillible Walk

Grade: Moderate
Track: Rocky / Steep

Option 4a:

Distance: 3.2km
Time: 1hr 30min return
Start: Middle Creek Visitor Area

Option 4b:

Distance: 6.3km
Time: 2hr return
Start: Bailes Visitor Area

Through translation of the local language Bukkertillible means ‘cave’. The Bukkertillible resembles a massive arch, some 100m and 15m high. The large angular chunk of granite which lies at the foot of the cave is a stark reminder of what was once a dramatic cliff face.

Raglan Falls

Grade: Moderate
Track: Rocky / Steep
Distance: 11km
Time: 3hr 30min return
Start: Middle Creek Visitors Area

The walk steeply ascends to Cave Hill where the vegetation begins to change from sub alpine species to tall eucalyptus forests with shrubby understory as you approach the falls. The views from Cave Hill are spectacular. Soaring high Wedged-tailed Eagles can often be seen.

Berripmo Walk

Grade: Moderate / Hard
Track: Rocky / Steep

Option 2a:

Distance: 24km
Time: 12hr return
Start: Middle Creek Visitor Area

Option 2b:

Distance: 23km
Time: 12hr return
Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

The walk provides a unique overnight walking experience between the Mount Cole State Forest and the park. Camping is available at the Berripmo Camping Ground within Mount Cole State Forest, this site is set aside for Beeripmo walkers only.

Mount Buangor Walk

Grade: Moderate / Hard
Track: Rocky / Steep
Distance: 10km
Time: 3hr return
Start: Ferntree Visitor Area

As you ascend you will experience changes in species from damp forest to a grassy woodland forest dominated by Snow Gums (Eucalyptus Pauciflora). This particular plant community is rare in Western Victoria.

A dramatic panorama unfolds as you approach Mount Buangor Lookout. Beyond the lookout is Buangor Summit, the highest peak in the region. The peak was formally known as Flagstaff Hill. The name originates from a rock cairn and flagpole that is reported to have been erected by Major Mitchell during his exploration of the area in the 1830s.

Mount Sugarloaf Circuit

Grade: Moderate / Hard
Track: Rocky / Steep
Option 1a:
Distance: 11.4km
Time: 4hr 30min return
Start: Middle Creek Visitor Area
Option 1b:

Distance: 9.8km
Time: 3hr 45min return
Start: Bailes Visitor Area

Option 1c:

Distance: 8.9km
Time: 3hr 30min return
Start: Ferntree Visitor

The walk across sections of Mount Cole plateau provides spectacular views across Western Plains, panoramic views of Langi Ghiran and the Grampians Major Mitchell Plateau in the distance. There are a number of small lookouts which take advantage of these prominent points. The circuit encompasses the Cave Hill cave, a massive granite arch some 100m wide and 15m in height.

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