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Looking for a great trail in Lerderderg State Park, Victoria? AllTrails has 15 great hiking trails, views trails, forest 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. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Lerderderg State Park ranging from 11.1 to 17.4 km and from 137 to 670 meters 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, Spur Track, Long Point Track, and Blackwood Ranges Track Circuit
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 16.1 km • Est. 5 h 46 m
This hike has excellent payoffs. You'll start along Lerderderg Gorge before splitting off on the Spur Track. After going north for a couple miles you'll take a left onto the Long Point Track. The portion along Long Point Track is quite steep. You'll then take a left and continue along a dirt road called the Blackwood Ranges Track. After this track, you'll take a right back onto Lerderderg Gorge before returning to the car park. Be prepared, this route can be difficult. Make sure to bring water and wear sunscreen!Show more
#2 - East Walk and Cowan Track Loop
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 13.4 km • Est. 4 h 28 m
The East Walk follows the Lerderderg River downstream from O'Briens Corssing through to Mine Camp. The trail, which initially hugs the Lerderderg River is rough and narrow in places and subject to flood damage. The return part of the circuit via Cowan Track is steep and climbs more than 200 metres from the river to O’Briens Road. Return along O’Briens Road and Short Cut Track to O’Briens Crossing.Show more
#3 - Spur Track via Goats Valley River Circuit
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 15.8 km • Est. 5 h 7 m
#4 - The Tunnel and Sardine Creek Loop
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 11.3 km • Est. 3 h 49 m
This hike commences at O'Briens Crossing in the Lerderderg State Park. Walk up the steps past the toilet blocks and follow the steep ridge following Byers Back track. The trail crosses Amber Lane then continues along to Gribble Track. Turns right at the Gribble Track junction and descend the steep track down to the Lerderderg River and the Tunnel. The track then leaves the river behind the tunnel entrance and continues across the Eastern bank of the river. The trail beyond this point is not particularly easy to follow and in some places it may be easier to simply follow the Lerderderg River through to the Ambler Lane ford. There is a section on this part of the trail that requires you to scramble over a cliff face before descending to the river. Turn left onto Ambler lane and follow this track for a few kilometres to reach the Trout Track junction. Alternatively (in dry weather) you can follow Clear Water Creek for approximately 2km to the end of Trout Track. Descend Trout track (steep) until you reach Sardine Creek. Cross the creek at the ford and continue along Trout Track until its end at O'Briens Road. Turning right you then walk a few hundred metres until you reach Short Cut Track on your left. This is indicated by two marked posts at the start of the track. Follow Short Cut Track back to O'Briens Road and continue along until you reach O'Briens Crossing and the end of the hike.Show more
#5 - Whiskey Creek Circuit
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 11.4 km • Est. 4 h 9 m
#6 - Clearwater Gully to Lerderderg River
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 16.1 km • Est. 5 h 7 m
This hike explores the quiet Clearwater Creek, a rarely visited gully deep in the heart of the park. There are no formed trails for much of the hike but navigation along the creek bed should be fairly straight forward. The going will be slow if the creek and Lerderderg Rivers are flowing. Clearwater Creek is a seldom visited tributary of the Lerderderg River set deep inside the Lerderderg State Park. The remote location and rugged terrain disguise the fact that the area was once actively explored for gold, with only the remnants of the mining activity still visible. The walk is a balance of management access tracks and off-track river gorges and creek gullies. A drop of 350 m from the start to the banks of the Lerderderg River is matched by an equal climb back up the path of the Clearwater Creek and onto the return management track. The walk is only suitable for fit and experienced walkers. Exposed rock surfaces and grassy flats provide a diversity of walking conditions; however, the former can be dangerous in wet conditions.Show more
#7 - Lerderderg Gorge
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 15.4 km • Est. 5 h 15 m
#8 - Whiskey Creek Loop
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 11.1 km • Est. 4 h 1 m
#9 - Razorback and Ah Kow Spurs
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 13.5 km • Est. 4 h 46 m
A remote gorge walk along the Lerderderg River. It's a demanding walk into one of the more remote areas of the Lerderderg Gorge. There is considerable evidence of gold mining operations in the form of diggings, water races and dry stone walls. Razorback Track's decent into the gorge is along one of the easiest and most enjoyable spurs in the park. HOWEVER, the Aw Kow Spur is one of the parks steepest and most tiring climbs! River crossings with possible wading Time: Walking time should be 6 hours Trail Head: Square Bottle Track Suggested items to pack: Day Pack with picnic lunch and at least 2 litres of water. Show more
#10 - Golden Point Loop
Lerderderg State Park
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Length: 11.4 km • Est. 3 h 48 m
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