Distance: 15 Km | Duration: 5.5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit
Best Season: Spring
About the Walk
A climb and walk through the Toolangi - Black Range State Forest beside farmland, mountain forest, banksias, grass trees, tree ferns and wildflowers in season.
The Walk in Detail
Walk about 100m towards Toolangi on the main road until reaching a logging track to your right. Take this track (Weasel Creek Road) & go left. Climb for about one hour to the top of the ridge. Do not take any of the side routes. At the top you will be opposite the "Potato" farm. Turn right towards Blue Mount and walk about 300m to where there is a water tank to your left & view towards the Yarra Ranges NP (Good place for morning tea).
A little further along turn left through a Park gate onto Spud Track (not signed). Descend keeping farmland to your left and forest to your right. Continue along this track until arriving at a T intersection with Lowes Road. Turn right and follow this road for about half an hour, passing a few private properties to your left.
Where Xanthorrhoea Road meets Lowes Road there is a tree with the number 601 attached to the trunk & there are two posts to mark the start of Xanthorrhoea Track (there is no sign). Here, there is an open area - a good lunch spot.
Turn right from Lowes Road into Xanthorrhoea Track and follow the undulating track until arriving at an open space with a number of intersecting tracks. Follow the clearly marked Xanthorrhoea Track. The Track will continue to undulate until it descends to meet the Chum Creek Road (Healesville Lilydale Road).
Turn right on the bitumen, cross the creek & immediately turn right again onto another dirt track. A short distance along this track will meet another track to your left (Weasel Creek Road). Keep left & follow this track which runs parallel to the Chum Creek Road back to the cars on your left.
Getting ThereWhere do we start? From Healesville take the Healesville Kinglake Road and drive approximately 10km, past the Yarra Glen junction (near RACV Club), to a sizable lay-by on the left. Park car/s here.
Slippery when wet