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The Beeripmo Walk represents a challenge for the more experienced bush walker, this rewarding two day walk winds through cool fern gullies and tall forests, taking in views across the surrounding hills of both the Mount Cole State Forest and Mount Buangor State Park.
The track offers extensive views of Mount Langi Ghiran, the Grampians to the south towards Mount Cole and the Western Plains. The track is well defined and sign posted and the walk has been designed for those seeking a relaxing walk with time to take in the beautiful surrounds.
Overnight hike for kids
This makes an excellent overnight hike for kids as each day is not too long, the terrain is generally gently sloping with some steeper sections thrown in on the first day just for to make it a little more interesting.
This walk starts at Richards camp site. The closest camp to the half way point is Beeripmo camp ground. Here you will find toilets and a rain water tank which you can use to refill water bladders (make sure you boil or use a filtering system). The camp ground is quiet pleasant, with about ten or so sites with their own fire pits nestled among the eucalypt forest.
About the region
Mount Buangor State Park is located 60 kilometres west of Ballarat, Victoria in Bayindeen. The 2400 hectare Park takes in varied eucalypt forest, creek flats, a waterfall, steep escarpments and Mount Buangor, the area's highest peak. The park contains a 15 km network of walking trails. Dogs are not permitted in this park.
Mount Cole State Forest is located one hours drive west of Ballarat, just off the Western Highway, 25 kilometres from the township of Beaufort and marks the gateway to the Grampians. Mount Cole is a great place to getaway from it all. Camp the night at one of the many campgrounds in the parks and stroll after dark to spotlight the forest night life.
The park is located between Ararat and Beaufort on the Western Highway, Route A8.
Max elevation: 978 m
Min elevation: 471 m
Total climbing: 1051 m
Total descent: -1050 m
Beeripmo Walk with your dog
Despite what many 'hiking with dogs' site suggest, you cannot take your pooch on the traditional Beeripmo Walk. The reason for this is that a section of the walk crossed into the Mount Buangor State Park, and dogs are not permitted in this park. There is a variation that allows you to remain within the Mount Cole State Forest, please see the map and GPX file below.
Max elevation: 994 m
Min elevation: 466 m
Total climbing: 910 m
Total descent: -910 m