Starting from the car park on Harrops Track, Glenisla, this return walk takes you to The Fortress and back, visiting Deep Creek Camping Area along the way. This is a fantastic walk for experienced walkers and offers panoramic views of Honeysuckle and Deep Creek that can be observed throughout the journey. The adventurers can climb the main peak of The Fortress and enjoy wider views. There are certain sections with a rocky texture along the path, and it can be slippery during the wet season, so you might want to check out the weather conditions around the area before a visit. 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.
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.
Turn slight right onto Red Rock Road and drive for another 650 m
Turn left onto Harrops Track and drive for another 5.9 km
Turn left and drive for another 2 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
There is a car park (about 6 m back from the start).
Find the gate at the start.
After another 860 m veer right, to head along The Fortress Walk.
After another 3.1 km cross the ford.
After another 35 m come to the "Deep Creek Hiker Camp" (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the main peak of The Fortress. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 620 m turn right.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 105 m turn right.
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 235 m come to "The Fortress".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 5.2 km to get back to the start.
This side trip takes you to the main peak of The Fortress.
Directions & comments
Start heading along The Fortress Walk.
After another 460 m turn right.
After another 30 m come to the "The Fortress Hiker Camp" (on your left).
After another 75 m come to "The Fortress (main peak)".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 560 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.8 km apart with the largest gap of 6.2 km.