Distance: 18 Km | Duration: 6 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
Best Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring
About the Walk
This walk takes you over Mt Jim to Ryders Yards and back to the car via a waterfall. Involves a 250m height gain.
The Walk in Detail
From carpark walk cross country to old SEC track and follow to Australian Alpine Walking Track (AAWT) near SEC hut. Follow AAWT past Mt Bundara to pole 333 and then to Mt Jim which is only 30m above surrounding plain. There are a good views from the top of snow plains to Mt Feathertop as well as other peaks.
Leave Mt Jim and pick up the Cope West aqueduct at the head of High Plains Creek and follow aqueduct to Ryders Yards. After the yards it is a short walk to a water fall on a tributary of High Plains Creek.
Two options are available from here; follow Cope East aqueduct upstream to a saddle below Mt Cope and to cars or walk downstream to AAWT and return via old SEC track to cars.
Getting ThereDrive to Falls Creek via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Mount Beauty. Continue on past Falls Creek following the High Plains Road to a car-park opposite Mt Cope.
As this is a walk in an alpine area it is important to include warm gear and waterproofs in your day-pack, as well as usual requirements for a day including compass.