Best trails in Wombat State Forest, Victoria, Australia

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Looking for a great trail in Wombat State Forest, Victoria? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, walking 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 6 moderate trails in Wombat State Forest ranging from 4.6 to 12 miles and from 1,774 to 2,782 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Wombat State Forest is a native wildlife hotspot, with kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, koalas and over 150 bird species calling these Ordovician or Cenozoic sediments home. Dja Dja Wurrung people are the Traditional Custodians of the land in which Wombat State Forest is covers today and there are several sites of particular cultural heritage throughout the area. Upon visiting, the state forest caters to various activities including off-road driving, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bird-watching, fishing, and this part in particular holds a reputation as being one of the best areas for mountain biking in Victoria.

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Map of trails in Wombat State Forest, Victoria, Australia
Park information
Acreage:
172,973 acres
Contact
1800 244 711
Top trails (9)
#1 - Wombat MTB Trail Loops 1 & 2
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 12.0 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
The official trail is 17km long, loop 1 is 11km and loop 2 is 6km. It is a route comprised of undulating mainly single track with a dash of double track that is undulating and curves through the bush without any steep climbs. It is also well signposted. The trail can be down in both directions and is multi-use use so keep an eye out for walkers and runners on the trail.Show more
#2 - Wombat MTB Trail Loop 1
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
The official loop 1 is 11km. It is a route comprised of undulating mainly single track with a dash of double track that is undulating and curves through the bush without any steep climbs. It is also well signposted. The trail can be down in both directions and is multi-use use so keep an eye out for walkers and runners on the trail. It can be extended by also riding Loop 2 which is 6km.Show more
#3 - Spargo Creek and Werribee River Loop
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
The walk starts at the former Spargo Creek Mineral Springs Hotel. It goes West to Spargo Mineral Spring. Then across to the Werribee River Walk, which is one of the little known beautiful walks in the Wombat State Forest. Some lovely walking along the West bank of the Werribee River to a picnic area, which is exactly halfway, so great spot for lunch. Then it goes back up the East bank to Carrolls Mineral Spring. Then back via some forest tracks to the beginning.  You could make this into a multi-day walk and stay at Werribee River Campsite. A free site in a forested gully by the river, it has basic facilities like wood BBQs and Picnic tables, there is no-clean drinking water so bring a filter or boil it for 10-mins (Tip: fill up on at water at the Mineral Spring).Show more
#4 - Babbington Hill Loop
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
This loop through mallee woodlands and shrublands starts in Lyonville on Tram Street, crosses the Loddon River and does a short ascent past the Bullarto Reservoir up around Babbington Hill via the Top Track and descends via Hill Track. Show more
#5 - Werribee River Walk Loop
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 10 m
Werribee River Walk, which is one of the little known beautiful walks in the Wombat State Forest. It starts and ends at Werribee River Campsite, a free site in a forested gully by the river, it has basic facilities like wood BBQs and Picnic tables, there is no-clean drinking water so bring a filter or boil it for 10-mins. There is also a picnic are at the halfway mark.Show more
#6 - Yankee Creek Loop
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 30 m
The water races surrounding Yankee Creek, on the northern edge of Blackwood, bare witness to a much busier gold rush past. This hike will take advantage of the water races to explore one of the lesser known tributaries of the Lerderderg River. The hike passes through Mineral Springs Reserve and visits Shaws Lake along the way.Most of this walk follows water races and foot trails but there is the occasional fallen tree to scramble over. There is also a section of off trail walking down an open spur and along Yankee Gully, which will require basic navigational skills. One short but very steep hill is also encountered.  Show more
#7 - Mount Hope Track Loop
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
A loop track through the bush dominated by eucalyptus, plus it is home to a large range of fungi and the Greater Glider. Note that there are no views from the summit at Mount Hope. Variations to make your trip longer can be made with the nearby tracks that link up.Show more
#8 - Sugarloaf Hill Circuit
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
This circuit starts in the eastern streets of Glenlyon and follows dirt roads which lead into the dirt tracks through native bushland. The loop starts with a gradual climb in elevation up to Sugarloaf Hill (648m) and follow a ridge-line where you might glimpse some nice views through the trees.Show more
#9 - Anderson Mill Walk
Wombat State Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
This walk starts out at Firth Park Campground and heads down to Sawdust Heap, a huge pile of Sawdust on the former site of a Sawmill, then back up to the start. It passes through bush dominated by eucalypts, plus it is home to a large range of fungi and the Greater Glider. Variations to make your trip longer can be made with the nearby tracks that link up.Show more