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This walk is a great work out. You will need good shoes, the top is very slippery when wet.

A fairly steep trail with loose rocks, slippery sections and few markers. It was busy with a variety of people from young scouts to older (+75) walkers. The view from the top and at a few clearings on the way up is great and it’s quite quick - only about 20 minutes if you’re going at a moderate pace without stopping. I would avoid it during or after the rain.

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10 days ago

Very busy trail. Best to go early in the mornings to avoid crowds which can be difficult to pass on the narrow steps. Pretty short but for a quick escape out of the city the hike is nice. Definitely more of an exercise spot rather than a hike.

I have done a 13 km trail starting from One Tree Hill at the top of Kokoda memorial 1000 step. I walked along the chandler hill circuit then I went dow to Fern Tree Gully picnic area. From that point I strongly recommend to take the Musk walk before the 1000 steps attack. All the trail are easy large path in the forest. Down to Hansen and Chandlers tk you can have wanderfull open landscape on the valley. The 1000 steps are quite hard to do after 12 km. But u can do it slowly and enjoying the magnificent tropical vegetation in the creek. Take care if wet it coulb be slepery expecialy down hill.

Steep in parts but doable for anyone with reasonable fitness. Lots of Lyrebirds to be seen!!

Good trail with plenty of walking variety. Some great vistas and you can stop half way for a coffee at Skyhigh. All round a good hike.

Very steep incline and decline in some places, wouldn’t recommend if it’s raining.

Challenging step climb in beautiful surrounds.

Winged it quite a bit but the area is good for that due to numerous trails. Very peaceful area...except for the cockys. FYI- there was no Predator on Predator track. Would have given 5 stars had there been.

If you don’t like walking uphill, make sure you do the hike counter clockwise! Beautiful view from the peak with Melbourne in the far distance. Beautiful piece of rainforest with a waterfall flowing through. Keep the app on as the trail lacks some helpful signs showing you the right direction!

Love this track... there are alternative routes down which have less people. If you go just past the drinking fountains at the top of the stairs about 20m or so and turn left, there's another bunch of tracks that will take you back to the carpark.

Nice long hike with different terrain, vegetation and nice lookouts. Enjoyed it. Little slippery and muddy at the moment, but mainly on my favorite, the mechanics trail. Rest is most of the time on wider, easy tracks. At the Start and on Mount Dandenong Chance to get a coffee, Softdrinks and Food if needed. Took us 3:50 included short stops.

Nice trail but unfortunately often super busy. Gets the heart rate up

An easy walk with lovely waterfall views although can get rather crowded.

1 month ago

The trail was steep n slippery on wet day. Bringing a walking pole would be good. Loved the view from the top:D

Monument track is slightly overgrown.

Too many people on the trail. Great workout though.

Nice easy walk. Little bit crowded for our liking. Especially around the waterfall area but the rest of the loop was good. Lots of shade which is ideal on a sunny day.

Going up Hillclimb Track is a fun challenge, would be slippery coming down when wet. Beautiful Stringy Bark forest, great for family.

Great walk in an amazing forest of Stringy Bark. The falls are small, but the walk is great, the air smells fresh, good for kids.

Fun stair climb, gets your heart pumping. Bit slippery in the wet, too busy on weekends. Nice place for picnic or visit Waratah Cafe in Upper Ferntree Gully afterwards for great meal.

Beautiful trail, a bit steep and slippery in some bits, but a pleasantly challenging walk.

Fantastic walk, beautiful scenery and nature in view. Very dog friendly with dogs allowed off lead. Please note this is not an easy walk as it has some long and steep hills and you’ll find yourself out of breath but I’d still highly recommend this walking trail.

steep In parks. Lots of bird song and have spotted lyrebirds a few times. Lucky lucky me!

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