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  • Length: 3.7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Chimney Pots carpark

  • End: Chimney Pots carpark

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Mirranatwa

  • Distance from CBD: 301km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.38341471

  • Longitude: 142.2403833

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The Chimney Pots is a 3.7km, grade 4 return hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Chimney Pots is a great hike for those who want to get away from people. The walk takes you up a unique rock stack. The summit offers great panoramic views.

The Chimney Pots hike starts casually enough strolling along a good trail, crossing a dry creek and then climbing gently until you reach a junction where you can either circle Chimney Pots in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction. We went clockwise, which was really silly as we panted up the steep track in full sun and came down in shade.

Heading clockwise, you bump along the bottom of a cliff for a short distance and then climb steeply until you crest a shoulder and traverse around the north side still climbing. Another junction is reached and a short scrambly side trip leads out to a fine viewpoint on a big prow of rock just below the final cliffs of the Chimney Pots. It was interesting to see Mount Abrupt and Mount Sturgeon, both of which I had walked up from this angle and there are many interesting rock outcrops on the hillside north of Chimney Pots.

Back at the junction, the track climbs a short distance to crest the ridge and then heads downhill through a shady, green and very pretty valley to the main track.

About the region

Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenic views, the 168,000 hectare park is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. The many walking tracks will take you on a journey to waterfall vistas, ancient geological rock features and forests. There are guided tours, and with a large network of roads available, car touring is a great way to explore. Renowned as the major attraction in the region, the Grampians National Park is a must-visit destination for all travellers, backpackers and day-trippers in Victoria. The spectacular setting of the mountainous landscape boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for visitors to the region. The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd), commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia. The 167,219-hectare (413,210-acre) national park is situated between Stawell and Horsham on the Western Highway and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway, 260 kilometres west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres east of Adelaide.

GPX File

Total distance: 3710 m
Max elevation: 740 m
Min elevation: 451 m
Total climbing: 401 m
Total descent: -401 m
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One thought on “The Chimney Pots (3.7km)

  1. A comfortable 3 hours with a break for lunch up top. Definitely recommend heading ‘clockwise’ for a nicer route up i.e. when you get to the first directions sign at a junction, stay on the path you’re on rather than turning right.

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