• Length: 9.7km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Canopus Circuit

  • End: Canopus Circuit

  • Location: Long Forest Nature Reserve

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Distance from CBD: 57km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.64260239

  • Longitude: 144.4955675

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Coimadai Creek Happy Valley Circuit is a 9.7km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Long Forest Nature Reserve, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This Coimadai Creek Happy Valley Circuit hike starts west of Canopus Circuit and follows Long Point Track via Steep Track to Long Point on Coimadai Creek. Continue south along the creek via the Coimadai Creek Track. You will pass an unnamed track on your left followed by the Coimadai Track which leads back to Canopus Circuit. Continue south following the creek as the trail is difficult to follow in places. In some places it is easier to pick your own way using the east and west banks of the creek depending on terrain. After a few kilometres you will see Happy Valley track on your left. This is a well made vehicle track and easy to identify.

Follow the happy Valley track east to the Happy Valley carpark and return to you starting point via Long Forest Road and Canopus Circuit.

With the opportunity to view Mallee vegetation in close proximity to Melbourne, this 600 hectare reserve provides a unique experience for visitors to enjoy. Plants typical of arid landscapes, small-scale creek escarpments and classification by the National Trust make the reserve a fantastic retreat for bushwalkers and bird observers.

About the region

Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is a 600 hectare protected area in the Australian state of Victoria situated 50 kilometres to the west of the state capital of Melbourne, between Melton and Bacchus Marsh. It is managed by Parks Victoria.

Getting there

Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is along Long Forest Road between Melton and Bacchus Marsh north of the Western Freeway. Park at one of the four access points and follow the walking tracks into the Reserve. There is no vehicle access.


Hiking poles would be beneficial in sections. The Coimadai creek section may be impassable following heavy rain. You cod still pick your way along the creek but not via the creek bed. There are many side gullies along the creek so make sure you follow the main creek.

GPX File

Total distance: 9778 m
Max elevation: 187 m
Min elevation: 123 m
Total climbing: 184 m
Total descent: -184 m
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