Lake Mountain: Snowy Hill Car Park - Keppel Hut - Gerratys Car Park - Bushwalking Victoria


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Lake Mountain: Snowy Hill Car Park - Keppel Hut - Gerratys Car Park Yarra Ranges National Park

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  • Walk Length: 16 km
  • Walk duration: 5.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: One Way
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Lake Mountain: Snowy Hill Car Park - Keppel Hut - Gerratys Car Park

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Marysville

Walk Area:  North Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO: 118 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

Walk Details Provided By:  Koonung Bushwalking Club & Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club


Walk Description

Walk Route: Snowy Hill Car Park – Upper Taggerty Road - Keppel Hut – Gerratys Car Park

From Snowy Hill Car Park the Upper Taggerty 4WD Road is followed through alpine ash forest for about 6km. The start of the very overgrown Gould Track is difficult to find on the right hand side at this point but the track, once found, leads up through thick bush to the well defined but also overgrown East Boundary Track.

Turning west, the East Boundary Track is followed to the Keppel Hut Road. A short distance to the right along the road brings us to Keppel's Hut. The Keppel brothers built a number of huts in this area from 1885. The present hut was built in 1985 and is in excellent condition. It is representative of a typical hut of the mountain cattlemen. A good spot for a lunch break.

Retrace your steps along the East Boundary Track and continue on, climbing through magnificent snow gum forest to the Bullfight Lookout and the ruins of the Boundary Hut, the highest point on the Lake Mountain Plateau.

From there you follow the cross country ski trails, initially along the Hut Trail and then via the Royston Trail to Gerratys Car Park where the walk finishes.

Getting There

Where do we start?:  Snowy Hill Car Park, Lake Mountain

How do we get to the start?: Drive through Healesville to Marysville. Follow the signs from Marysville to Lake Mountain and park at Snowy Hills Car Park. A short car shuffle will be required to Gerratys Car Park.

Further Information

Map: VicMap Marysville – Lake Mountain Outdoor Leisure Map 1:30000

Walk Map:  Grid distance: 1km; Contour Interval: 20m;  Grid North to top.  Copyright State of Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).  Reproduced from Vicmap Juliet South with permission of DSE.

Parks VictoriaYarra Ranges National Park

Note:  There are seasonal road closures in this area.  As at August 2012 the Upper Taggerty Road (Track) was closed.  It is strongly recommended that prospective walkers check the Parks Victoria website and/or contact the local ranger for current information before visiting this park.

Mobile phone coverage information

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