Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Yarra Glen
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 64 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2007
From Saddle Dam Picnic Area and car park, we cross the Reservoir wall and continue on well formed 'Ironbark Ridge' walking track to Ridge Picnic Area. The track as such does not continue any further, but the way is clearly marked with orange markers.
At most times the water is within view as you walk through open bushland and more heavily timbered areas. Pass Eagle Point and a long gradual climb to the highest point, providing views of the city and Yarra Valley.
Then follow the lower slopes of Mt Graham and 'Chris Phillips' walking track, back to the car park.
Where do we start?: Saddle Dam Car Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir.
Melways: 273 E 7
How do we get to the start?: From central Melbourne go via Doncaster, Eltham, Reservoir, Kangaroo Ground and Watsons Creek. Continue on Eltham - Yarra Glen Road to Simpson Road Melway Map 273 A 7 (this is the entrance to Sugarloaf). Saddle Dam Car Park is the 3rd (and final) car park on the right.
Maps: Parks Victoria "Sugarloaf Reservoir Park". leaflet and Melway Map 273.
Walk map Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills: Copyright State of Victoria, Parks Victoria Mapping Systems 2000, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE). Reproduced from Parks Victoria "Sugarloaf Reservoir Park" leaflet with permission of DSE.
Parks Victoria: Sugarloaf Reservoir
Reservoir Opening times: The park is open every day of the year. Gates open at 8.30am and close at 7.00pm during daylight saving. Outside of daylight savings, the park closes at 5.00pm.
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