Mt Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks (30km)

Baw Baw National Park



2 days

Grade 3


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

Hikes you might like

Mount Baw Baw and St Gwinear (12.9km)

Mount Baw Baw Summit (3.5km)

Mount Baw Baw Alpine Circuit (6.7km)

Mount Baw Baw 3 Peaks (15.5km)

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Acknowledgement of Country

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  • Easy Hike, definitely a Grade 3, but the most confusing part is just getting out of Baw Baw village area and onto the main track!
    If you take the Summit Trail, the total hike to Mushroom Rocks will be 19.3kms, Village/McMillians Trail will be shorter at around 15km.
    The signage is definitely not set-up for hikers, and info/signage along the way is really poor, so despite being physically pretty easy, you’ll constantly be second guessing that you’re going the right way.
    If you can, try and get a good topographical map covering the area, but do not expect to find this at Baw Baw village itself ! The only place I found that sold them was the Post-Office in Neerim South for about $15.

    This is not a hike that is full of beautiful open vistas and sweeping views. For the most part, you’ll be on a track through a gauntlet of trees, with a handful open spaces. I was constantly wondering ‘when am I going to see something!?’ But it never arrived.

    The camp at Mushroom Rocks isn’t anything special, it’s just the goal of getting there. Some people might be cursing themselves that they descended from 1515m down to 1250m, only to do the climb back up the next morning.

    WATER – There is none at Mushroom Rocks, the closest stream is 2.6km prior, by the footbridge at the intersection for Talbot Hut Ruins.
    Alternatively, some people might find the ruins a more convenient campsite than Mushroom Rocks.

    Reminder – if completing this during the official ski season, you’ll need to be carrying chains for your car ($40 for 2 days, rent these in Neerim South when you go to buy your map), and you’ll have to pay park-entry fee for your car too ($45 p/day, $20 for half day).

  • Hi the link to the gaps files seems to be broken, any chance of this being fixed. Keen to do this after my prom hike cancelled due to flooding.

  • Hannah Doe

    Glen Butler

  • Marion Kloos

    If you start at Mushroom rocks, you can eat and stay at Baw Baw and make it a luxury walk/ski and heaps quicker to drive!

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