Mount Bogong Loop

10 h, 2 days to 3 days

20 km
circuit

↑ 1612 m
↓ -1611 m

Very challenging
Starting at the Mountain Creek Campsite, Alpine National Park, this loop walk takes you to the peak of Mount Bogong via the Staircase Spur and returns via the Eskdale Spur Trail. Embark on this adventurous hike over rugged terrain to the summit of the tallest mountain in Victoria. Visitors are rewarded with incredible views of the surrounding Victorian mountain range from the top. This walk is recommended for hikers with a good level of endurance and fitness. While the walk itself is not extreme, the weather can be, so come prepared. Weather conditions that include snow, high winds and fog can occur any time of year. It can be done as an overnight hike, with the Bivouac Hut area providing toilets and space to set up a tent. 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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Warning
This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.6999924,147.2523762)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Hume Freeway, M31
  • Turn on to Great Alpine Road Offramp then drive for 620 m
  • Keep right onto Great Alpine Road Offramp and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn right onto Great Alpine Road, B500 and drive for another 41.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Myrtle Street, B500 and drive for another 390 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Myrtle Street, B500 and drive for another 4.4 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 65 m
  • Continue onto Happy Valley Road, C534 and drive for another 33.8 km
  • Turn right onto Kiewa Valley Highway, C531 and drive for another 20.2 km
  • Turn left onto Ryders Lane and drive for another 10.6 km
  • Turn right onto Mountain Creek Track and drive for another 40 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a car park (about 6 m back from the start).
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 15 m come to the "Mountain Creek Campsite" (25 m on your left).
After another 50 m to find the car park.
After another 600 m veer right.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 6 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 60 m cross the ford (about 6 m long)
After another 9 m veer left, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 265 m turn right.
After another 85 m turn right, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 7 m cross the ford.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of The Staircase & Mountain Creek Track) turn right, to head along The Staircase (a walking track).
After another 3.8 km pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
Bivouac Hut (about 4 m back from the start).
After another 2.5 km continue straight, to head along The Staircase.
After another 220 m veer left.
After another 200 m turn left, to head along Eskdale Spur Track.
After another 315 m continue straight, to head along Eskdale Spur Track.
After another 780 m (at the intersection of Granite Flat Spur & Eskdale Spur Track) continue straight, to head along Eskdale Spur Track.
After another 480 m (at the intersection of Michell Hut to Granite Spur & Eskdale Spur Track) veer left, to head along Eskdale Spur Track.
After another 30 m pass the "Michell Hut" (5 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the toilet (8 m on your left).
After another 1.2 km cross the ford
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Camp Creek Track & Eskdale Spur Track) turn left, to head along Camp Creek Track (a vehicle track).
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 520 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 265 m turn left, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 520 m cross the ford (about 5 m long)
After another 1.2 km cross the ford (about 20 m long)
After another 15 m cross the ford.
After another 990 m cross the ford.
Then cross the ford (about 7 m long)
After another 580 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
Then cross the ford (about 5 m long)
After another 4 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 750 m (at the intersection of Mountain Creek Track & The Staircase) continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 530 m turn left.
After another 85 m turn left, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 265 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 60 m veer right, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 9 m cross the ford (about 6 m long)
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 215 m continue straight.
After another 30 m veer left, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 640 m to find the car park.
After another 35 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Mount Bogong Loop


Grading
Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 20 km
Time 10 h, 2 days to 3 days
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 40 m from the start.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 6.7 km apart with the largest gap of 9.5 km.

Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 5 km apart with the largest gap of 9.5 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
30 m[toilet]
Camp site
40 mMountain Creek Campsite
Toilet
5.9 km[toilet]
Shelter
5.9 kmBivouac Hut
Shelter
10.5 kmMichell Hut
Toilet
10.5 km[toilet]
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