• Length: 4.7km

  • Duration: 1hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Wittons Reserve

  • End: Wittons Reserve

  • Location: Warrandyte State Park

  • Closest Town: Wonga Park

  • Distance from CBD: 40km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.7135025244557

  • Longitude: 145.285135321454

Dont forget to edit the Trail Access and Features for hikes that you know

Trail Access

2WD Access
Large Car Park
Picnic Shelter

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Trail Features

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

20
3

The Clifford Park Circuit is a 4.7km, grade 3 hike located in the Warrandyte State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This hike takes you mostly around the outside of the Scouts’ Clifford Park and near the Yarra. Some steep hills and pretty remote for something so close to Melbourne.

About the Region

The closest State Park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Its lightly wooded landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. There’s a good chance of seeing koalas in the trees at Pound Bend Reserve, while kangaroos and other wildlife are not uncommon in sections of the park.

Getting There

The park is 24km north-east of Melbourne. Access is mainly via three sealed roads: Warrandyte Road, Research-Warrandyte Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road (Melways pages 23 & 24).

Start at Wittons Reserve at the end of Reserve Road in Wonga Park. Head roughly west until you find the cross road and head up the steep hill.

Tips

  • The first climb can be slippery when wet.
  • Combine with the Mount Lofty circuit for an 8 km walk.

Contributed by Rob Collins

Total distance: 4234 m
Max elevation: 128 m
Min elevation: 57 m
Total climbing: 151 m
Total descent: -154 m
Download GPX File  ; You need to be registered and logged in to download GPX Files. If you aren't you will automatically be redirected to the registration/login screen before being returned to this page to download the file. By downloading any GPX files from this site you agree its use, and reliance upon, is entirely at your own risk. I will endeavour to ensure the accuracy and currency of the data, but accept no responsibility in this regard, or the results of any actions taken, when using the digital route files. If you are a commercial operator, a member of a club, an online group, blogger or commercial website and wish to use these digital downloads, my eBooks, any information from this site or printed publications you are required to first seek written permission from the copyright owner. Please read the Terms of Use, Copyright and Title of Ownership information.

6 thoughts on “Clifford Park Circuit (4.7km)