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Best trails in Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range), Victoria, Australia

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Looking for a great trail in Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range), Victoria? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range) ranging from 5.2 to 44.6 miles and from 472 to 1,817 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lerderderg Gorge
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
This is a popular hiking area within a day trip from Melbourne. This route can get quite steep as it features a short rock climbing scramble on the way up, but you'll be rewarded with views that make the climb well worth it! If the water levels are high, the trail might also be washed out in sections and there will likely be some river crossings required, so come prepared with the right gear or a change of socks. From the car park head north on the Lerderderg Gorge track and turn left to follow Link Track No. 1 at about 1.8km. It is a steep climb from here the next 1km until the track levels out and then follows Link Track No. 2 as it descends the ridge off of the Blackwood Ranges Track. You’ll descend all the way to the Lerderderg River and follow it back to the car park. The trail isn't well signposted, so it's best to download the map ahead of time and be prepared to navigate if necessary. It is also recommended to wear sturdy footwear or hiking boots for extra grip on this trail as it has rocky sections with steep ascents and descents. Carry enough water or be able to purify water as needed, the peak is exposed and can feel extremely hot even on mild days.Show more
#2 - Mount SugarLoaf and Pyrites Creek Gorge Loop
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 18 m
#3 - Pyrites No. 2 Track
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#4 - Whites Road Extension Track
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 4 h 54 m
Great hike out back of Bullengarook, but it is hard work with a 3 kilometres very challenging off track section in the middle. You'll need to be fairly fit and determined to get through this one at times, and it is recommended to have navigational experience for the off-track section, which also has several small creek crossings. This trail is not for the casual walker, be sure to take plenty of water (around 3 litres). There is magnificent scenery you will be rewarded with especially after the hard slog for the very steep sections on both ascents and descents! If you're after a hands-on adventure and exploration of the Pyrete Range, this loop is for you!Show more
#5 - Antimony Mine, Sugarloaf, Whites Road and Pyrites Creek Loop
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h
#6 - Gisborne - Pyrete Range - Melton
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 44.6 mi
#7 - Dineen Road Track
Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range)
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m