Mount Stapylton Trail

2 h to 2 h 45 min

4.6 km

↑ 383 m
↓ -383 m

Very challenging
Starting near the Taipan Wall Carpark on Mount Zero Road, Laharum, Grampians National Park, this walk leads to the top of Mount Stapylton and back via the Mount Stapylton Loop Walk. Perfect for getting the heart pumping, this adventurous hike goes through open forest and interesting rock formations, all the way to the summit of Mount Stapylton. The steep trek is tough, but the views from the top are spectacular. Be prepared for rock hopping and scrambling at the end. This hike is safer when the weather is sunny, because when it rains, the rocks can become very slippery and dangerous. 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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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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 (-36.8912747,142.3758079)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Ararat Road, A8
  • Turn on to Wonwondah Dadswells Bridge Road then drive for 6.4 km
  • Turn left onto Winfields Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn left onto Mt Zero Road and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 80 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
After another 4 m turn right, to head along Mt Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 640 m turn left, to head along Mt Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Mt Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 290 m veer left, to head along Mt Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 660 m continue straight, to head along Mt Stapylton Loop Walk.
Continue another 620 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.3 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Stapylton".
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Mount Stapylton Trail

Class 5/6
Very challenging
Length 4.6 km
Time 2 h to 2 h 45 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
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)
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