• Length: 12.8km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: O’Briens Crossing

  • End: O’Briens Crossing

  • Closest Town: Blackwood

  • Location: Lerderderg State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 91km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.4961857591

  • Longitude: 144.3609581608

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Ample Parking

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Picnic Shelter

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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East Walk – Mine Camp is a 12.8km, grade 3 Return hike located in Lerderderg State Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


This is a great overnight hike for the family as the terrain is relatively flat and Mine Camp offers a large open campsite close to the Lerderderg River.

The East Walk – Mine Camp hike follows the Lerderderg River downstream from O’Briens Crossing through to Mine Camp. The trail, which initially hugs the Lerderderg River is rough and narrow in places and subject to flood damage.

Return via the same route to O’Briens Crossing.


Do not attempt this hike following heavy rains as the river is subject to flooding.


Total distance: 13361 m
Max elevation: 466 m
Min elevation: 400 m
Total climbing: 479 m
Total descent: -480 m
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4 thoughts on “East Walk – Mine Camp (12.8km)

  1. Hiked in with my two boys aged 13 (seasoned pro) and 10 (first Hike) this weekend. We saw 3 goats at the camp-site which was pretty special. Had the camp all to ourselves. Easy to find the way with the direction. A bit tricky in places, but nothing we couldn’t handle. Good distance. Took us 3hrs 15 min on way in but only 2hrs 30 min on way out. Go figure!! Great hike would do it again for sure.

  2. The water is flowing in the river at this point in time from the rainfall which is great. I turned this into an overnight walk staying at the campsite near the end of the trail.
    The track is fairly straight forward, a few points where there are wash outs and fallen trees are a little tricky with a large backpack on but walking poles proved useful for these sections.
    There is a point on the trail where it turns into a goat track up and around a cliff edge as the original trail has been washed away. This is quite demanding and care should be taken on this section. Slow and steady is an understatement.
    If doing the circuit back to obriens crossing via Cowens track, there is a long steep section but doable. With many breathing stops 😉
    Plenty of water should be taken if doing this as a day walk, Would suggest no less than 2ltrs per person. Pref 3 Ltrs.