Mt Franklin to Jim Crow Creek Mt Franklin Reserve

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  • Walk Length: 11 km
  • Walk duration: 3.0 hrs
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Car shuffle
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:Day

Getting There: Car

Nearest Town: Daylesford

Walk Area: Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO: 112 km

Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated: May 2015

Walk Details Provided by: Federation 2015; Bayside Bushwalking Club & Great Dividing Trail Association

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Getting There

From Melbourne head west via the M1, M80 and the Western Freeway/Highway (M8) and take the C141 exit, turning north to Daylesford. From Daylesford drive via Howe and Raglan Streets onto the Midland Highway (A300) After about 11 km from Daylesford, turn right onto Mount Franklin Road on the right. Follow this road 1.5 km to the end within the volcanic crater. This is the start of the walk.

Cars needed at the finish of the walk for the car shuffle should return via Mount Franklin Road to the Midland Highway and turn right. Drive north for just over 1 km and turn left onto Powell Extension Road. Continue for about 3 km to Franklinford and turn left onto Clarkes Road. Follow this road to the end at Clarkes Pool and the end of the walk.

Further Information

Total uphill: 120 m
Gradient: ascent <20%, descent short sections >20%
Path: sealed and gravel roads and bush tracks


  •   Vicmap Topo 1:25000 A0: 7723-4-S CASTLEMAINE SOUTH
  •                                        7723-3-N DAYLESFORD NORTH                                      
  •   Vicmap Topo 1:30000 A4: 7723-4-3-2, 7723-4-2-3, 7723-3-4-1, 7723-3-1-4

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs – tourism and accommodation

Mobile Phone Coverage: Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone


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