• Length: 16km

  • Duration: 6.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mineral Springs Reserve

  • End: Mineral Springs Reserve

  • Closest Town: Blackwood

  • Location: Lerderderg State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 90km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.471050

  • Longitude: 144.312710


Blackwood РRuth Gully Circuit is a 16km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Lerderderg State Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 6.5hrs to complete.


This Blackwood – Ruth Gully Circuit hike involves some steep climbing and descent, two river crossings and some off track walking.

Getting There

Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the Greendale-Myrninong Rd turn-off from the highway and then the Greendale-Trentham Rd to Blackwood. In Blackwood follow Martin Street north to Golden Point Road. Follow this east for 500m to the Mineral Springs Reserve on the left.


Total distance: 15983 m
Max elevation: 688 m
Min elevation: 472 m
Total climbing: 526 m
Total descent: -526 m
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