• Length: 8.1km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mt Loch carpark

  • End: Mt Loch carpark

  • Closest Town: Mt Hotham village

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 375km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.9752843629

  • Longitude: 147.1382635488


Charlie Derrick was a cross country skier who died in a blizzard while attempting to ski from Mt Bogong to Mt Hotham. Derrick Hut was built as a day shelter for cross country skiers and is not for overnight accommodation.

Follow the AAWT pole line from the Loch Carpark to pole 94 and on to Derrick Hut.

Getting There

Drive to Mt Hotham via the Hume Highway, Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Harrietville. Stop at the Mt Loch carpark about 2km before the Hotham Heights village.

The Region

The Mt Hotham area was affected by bushfires in February 2013 and this area of the Alpine National Park was closed as at 15 February 2013. It is essential that you check the Parks Victoria website for the latest information and details on park and track closures prior to visiting this area.


Total distance: 8116 m
Max elevation: 1821 m
Min elevation: 1732 m
Total climbing: 298 m
Total descent: -297 m