Blackwood - Ruths Gully Circuit (17km)

Lerderderg State Park



6.5 hrs

Grade 4


Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features


Gear you might need

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Access Conditions

Getting there

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About the region

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Acknowledgement of Country

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0 Reviews on “Blackwood - Ruths Gully Circuit (17km)”

Overall rating
  • The GPX track has a different start/finish to the description which might confuse some.
    Also, it took us less than 5h, with breaks. Probably 4h walk time.

  • This is an excellent hike with some steep climbs and descents. It should be noted that a 4WD vehicle is required to access this trail. My mate and i did this hike in pouring rain and it was very enjoyable and challenging but getting back out with the vehicle was just was challenging and required some winching.

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