Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Walk

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

5.7 km

↑ 521 m
↓ -521 m

Hard track
This walk starts just off Grampians Road, Bornes Hill, leading to the summit of Mount Abrupt via the Mt Abrupt Walking Track. The steep track winds its way up the mountain, through heathy woodland and over rock slabs to the summit. Once there, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the Serra Range to the north and over Dunkeld in the south. The abundant Grampians wildlife and birdlife attracts a number of nature lovers to this area. Keep an eye out for wildflowers, kangaroos, wedge-tailed eagles, nankeen kestrels and peregrine falcons. It starts off moderately and gets increasingly challenging, with the track becoming very rocky close to the summit. The steep climbs on this walk provide a good workout, and it is best enjoyed by moderately fit hikers. Look closely for the marked signs, as the track can become slightly confusing in parts. Keep in mind that the bare rock surfaces can get slippery after rain. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Grampians Road & Mt Abrupt Walking Track (-37.5916936,142.3626906)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom High Street, A8
  • Turn on to then drive for 105 m
  • Turn slight left onto Lawrence Street, C172 and drive for another 21.5 km
  • Turn right onto Carngham-Streatham Road and drive for another 24.4 km
  • Turn right onto Glenelg Highway, B160 and drive for another 70.7 km
  • Turn right onto Victoria Valley Road, C216 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn right onto Grampians Road, C216 and drive for another 5.1 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Grampians Road & Mt Abrupt Walking Track Start heading along Mt Abrupt Walking Track (a footpath).
Continue another 2.9 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.9 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Abrupt".
About 30 m past the end is "Mt Abrupt".
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Mount Abrupt (Mud-Dadjug) Walk

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.7 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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