East Walk - Mine Camp Hike (13km)

Lerderderg State Park



4 hrs

Grade 3







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3 Reviews on “East Walk - Mine Camp Hike (13km)”

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  • Did this hike yesterday, having done it 12 months ago with dogs, there is a new sign that says no dogs. Given this is state forest, not sure on why this is up?

  • Kids update!! Just hiked this on 14-15 November as an overnight with kids. The second half in particular is quite overgrown with quite a few narrow sections and path broken away. No problem for the average adult hiker but watch this with kids. Just after the section marked (disused site), and before you’d cross the river to Mine Camp, there is a decent sized land slide (fallen tree) with a very very narrow make-shift path with dry-ish earth that I would only navigate if you are very confident with your pack and on your feet. We ended up turning around and trying to find a camp which is practically impossible because of the rocky river bed. I’d also say the 2.25 hours indicated on the Lerdi map is for a relatively speedy adult, i.e. not the usual “relaxed” timing I find on some maps. Absolutely beautiful though, plenty of water in the river and just stunning.

  • 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.

  • Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards

    Loved doing this hike with my boys. Such a great intro to an overnight pack carry for them

  • Avatar of Scott Trevethan Scott Trevethan

    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.

    1. Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

      It is a fantastic hike, especially with the kids. My boys loved it and spent a lot of time exploring around Mine Camp.

  • Just completed this. Really nice time of year for it. The river is flowing well, making for a very scenic stroll.

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East Walk - Mine Camp Hike

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