Signal Peak (from Mt Abrupt car park)

3 h to 4 h

7.3 km

↑ 534 m
↓ -534 m

Hard track
Starting from Mount Abrupt Car Park, Bornes Hill, this walk takes you to Signal Peak in Grampians National Park. You can traverse the forest setting in the first half of the walk and can enjoy the great open vistas of the Southern Grampians and Dunkeld at the second part. It starts off steadily and becomes steeper towards the end of the trail. The area is also prone to stay moist after heavy rainfall. 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 (-37.5917085,142.3626785)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Henty Highway, A200, Cavendish.
  • Turn on to Dunkeld - Cavendish Road, C188 then drive for 28.6 km
  • Turn left onto Glenelg Highway, B160 and drive for another 3.1 km
  • Turn left onto Templeton Street, 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 walking track).
Mount Abrupt Carpark (about 55 m back from the start).
There is a seat (about 35 m back from the start)., has no backrest.
After another 45 m head up the 7 rock steps (about 8 m long)
After 15 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 700 m cross the ford.
After another 60 m cross the ford.
After another 100 m cross the ford.
After another 450 m cross the ford.
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Grampians Peaks Trail & Mt Abrupt Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Grampians Peaks Trail.
After another 1.9 km (at the intersection of Signal Peak Walk & Grampians Peaks Trail) turn right, to head along Signal Peak Walk.
After another 195 m come to "Signal Peak".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.7 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Signal Peak (from Mt Abrupt car park)

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.3 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.4 km apart with the largest gap of 7.3 km.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-34 m[seat]
35 m[seat]
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