Lerderderg Gorge, Spur Track, Long Point Track, and Blackwood Ranges Track Circuit

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Lerderderg Gorge, Spur Track, Long Point Track, and Blackwood Ranges Track Circuit is a 10 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,572 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

This is a challenging hike with 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 very difficult. Make sure to bring water and wear sunscreen!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Definitely a hike, but still plenty of opportunities to run on this trail! Unbelievable terrain. Great scenery. And you get a nice feeling of accomplishment when you're done. Have fun

hiking
3 months ago

There’s no view after the 2nd peak

Quite boring trail. More of a fitness challenge. Only the river areas are nice.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

super fun hike, but be prepared for a challenge! the climbs are incredibly intense (we too missed the marker for the first climb and had to backtrack along the river for about a km). definitely only attempt if you're a confident hiker / climber / walker. not many flat spots to rest during the inclines so be prepared to keep going! it rained most of the day so it was pretty slippery and wet but the sun broke through a few times which made the views spectacular. we went clockwise, and even though the last steep descent was incredibly tough, I couldn't have imagined doing the other two descents in the rain! we took about 7 hours to complete this going at a slow steady pace climbing (I am not a climber!!). the crossing at the weir was a bit tricky because it had rained so much and is really poorly marked - take the stairs down and then follow the river bank along for about 100m and you should find some rocks to cross, then head right on the other side and you'll see a marker.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this clockwise. One hell of a climb to begin the hike. Some parts are wide dirt roads, some are tricky to find. Prepare to get a bit wet in the streams, and sone parts are without cellular reception so download the map.

hiking
7 months ago

good trail, be prepared to suffer a bit I love it

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

completed two laps here today, along the Werribee Gorge Circuit (10km) signs say it takes 4.5hrs. Easily completable by 2.5hrs. Bring good quality hiking shoes and be ready for mud after rain.

hiking
7 months ago

first time I used this app and it was real handy. I tipped back down to the gorge on the loop track from the 4WD trail. I went anti clockwise. the second climb after the weir is a real ripper. it rained moderately all day so got pretty exposed along the rim . even still the views were spectacular. well worth it. 5 hours to complete as we didn't stop due to the rain.

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

A gorgeous walk along the river to start the trip. Keep a look out for the marker to start the ascent about 2km in. We missed it and had to backtrack. A very steep ascent. Once at the top, there was a very long stint downhill along a dirt road. Once at the weir, the crossing is a little confusing. You need to go down the stairs on the left side of the gorge, then take the river crossing over about 50m down the track, then look to your right for the marker almost adjacent to the weir that takes you directly up.And it continues up, and up, and up. When you finally reach the top, there is another very long stint along the top of the range for quite a few kms before the final link track 2 back down to the gorge. An extremely steep descent on different rock to the ascent. Take time to stop and take in the beautiful views across the range. Rated it 4 as the dirt tracks were a little boring. The natural formations were gorgeous. A great work out. Around 5 hours total walking time for us.

rocky
scramble
8 months ago

Fantastic, but challenging walk with a few chilly water crossings. A bit confusing at the weir where to cross. 5.5 hours

long

hiking
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

Quite challenging, some quite tricky sections. About 5.5hr with stops along the way.

hiking
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

Mixture of hiking trail and unsealed road. Not the best marked trail if you are doing the full circuit and would have got lost if were not for this app. Depending on your fitness it’s a good way to spend 4.5-6.5 hours. The anti clockwise route is the harder way round

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

Went out 6th of April and found this to be a wonderful but very very difficult track. My partner who has a better fitness then me only slightly struggled but for myself i found it very tough. We went anti clockwise and ended with that steep 1km trail down to the car park with dead legs. Due to all the cut away slate it can be easy to slip but all in all the views make it worth it. Over all it took us 6 hours with a couple stops for lunch and to regroup. If you are not fit, do not do this walk as you will hate every minute of it.

hiking
rocky
scramble
10 months ago

A great circuit hike with a couple of challenging steep climbs and descents. Took just over 4 hours to complete. Fantastic scenery.

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

The 2 climbs on this trail are both highlights but also quite grueling, however the large rim section is pretty uneventful being a vehicle access track and pretty limited view wise. Definitely keep careful watch for the track markers as they’re not always easy to see.

hiking
no shade
rocky
11 months ago

This a great track, it’s the third time I have done this track . Awesome training for a climb coming up on Mount Fuji mid year .Second half of the track is difficult but very rewarding once completed . Found it best to start early as the midday sun is hard with little shade .

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
11 months ago

We loved this hike. We took the anti-clockwise route. Turning on to Spur Track was quite a shock as it was very steep and a much less well marked trail, however once you reach the top and turn left onto the Lederderg Tunnel track road the path followed a wide track which was much easier underfoot. There was a similar climb up after the dam, but again once at the top you join a much wider track. It’s true there is not much shade, I would say going anti-clockwise the two climbs were amongst the trees so there was broken shade but the remainder of the track was fairly open and I reckon going clockwise you would face the climbs in the open sun and descend in the shade! We look forward to returning in the cooler months!

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