Mount Lofty Hike (6.1km)

Warrandyte State Park



2.5 hrs

Grade 3






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1 Review on “Mount Lofty Hike (6.1km)”

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  • Nice hike on clear paths with great 365 degree views from the top ridge. There were also some nice spots on the Yarra River for lunch or snacks. A very pleasant experience.

    Just about no signage put in place by Parks Victoria though. Not even at the Wittons Reserve car park!

    On your way home (… if you’re going that way) make a stop at the Eltham War Memorial Park. Impressive Tower with great views.

  • Good hike. Well maintained – clear path. It would not hurt if Parks Victoria would add a little more directional signage.

    1. Sounds like you took the track that ‘winds along the river bank’, which is much longer as it follows the river and is somewhat overgrown. If you had doubled back from either of the river access detours, you would have stayed on the main trail. The ‘Homestead and Mt Lofty Circuit’ uses the path along the river bank.

    2. Avatar of Jo Varley Jo Varley

      Jenn Aedo Sunday

    3. Avatar of Kevin Hacault Kevin Hacault

      Miss it

    4. Avatar of Eleanor Parsons Eleanor Parsons

      This one is 1 lofty’s for sure! Ella Ottrey!

  • Beautiful scenery and great hike but we did 9km so not sure where we went wrong! The section of track that winds along the river bank is a little overgrown so care needed for this section!

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Mount Lofty Hike

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.