Distance: 10 Km | Duration: 7 Hrs | Grade: Grade 4 | Rating: | Style: One Way | Map
About the Walk
Opportunity to preview a section of the Grampians Peak Trail (GPT) prior to construction. See previously unseen views of the iconic Briggs Bluff and Mt Difficult from a new perspective.
The Walk in Detail
Following the pink tapes, you climb gradually to gain the rocky ridgeline. A series of rocky platforms make for some easier walking for a time. Views are had to the west of other rocky escarpments. The track then swings around to the east through a gap in the cliffs and follows a creek which culminates in a beautiful rocky cascade, finishing in a waterfall at the bottom. From the top of the cascade, great views are to be had of Briggs Bluff and the Mt Difficult Range to the south.
Descending into the valley, you pick up part of an old walking trail for a short distance, before swinging around south westerly to follow the base of a rocky cliff line. The track then traverses gradually up to gain the top of the ridge, where again you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Mt Difficult Range. The trail follows the top of this rocky ridgeline for the next 1.8km before angling down gradually towards the Roses Gap Road and Dead Bullock Creek. Here you should follow the road 400m to Dead Bullock Creek carpark (watch out for traffic), where a bus will return you to your vehicles.
Getting ThereDrive north on Northern Grampians Rd for 3.7km and turn right onto Pohlner’s Rd. Follow this for 8.5km, as it eventually veers southward and climbs up onto the range until you come to the Coppermine Track turnoff. Drive down this track for about 1km to the pink taped trail head. (Grid Ref 262125). A bus will collect you at the end of the walk at Dead Bullock Creek to return you to your vehicles. Driving distance 13.2km Driving time: 18min.
As this is all off-track, gaiters and long clothing are recommended. Care should be taken on any uneven rocky sections and watch your footing at all times. Rocks could be slippery after rain. The pink tapes are hard to spot in some sections, so you should always stick with the group and follow the walk leader. Do not walk ahead of the group.