Mount Bogong - Staircase Spur Hike (21.5km)

Alpine National Park



9-10 hrs

Grade 4







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1 Review on “Mount Bogong - Staircase Spur Hike (21.5km)”

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  • Beautiful hike! Tough slog uphill but views were worth it. I started at the very bottom at Mountain Creek campground but you can drive further up and park at the trailhead of the staircase, or if you have a 4wd you can park up at the trailhead of Eskdale. Camped at Michele Hut.

  • The staircase trail is a bit rougher than I remembered it. No tourists for last 18 months; it has a lot of loose stones and rocks along the path and although big tree trunks have been removed there were a few unexpected short stumps and lots of stones along the way especially between the Bivouwac hut and the tree line. It was very windy and cold along the top and there was still some melting snow on 28.11.21.
    A very important note coming back down the staircase: Once you have descended the staircase and are coming along the mountain creek path there are 4 bridges along the creek before you arrive at the camp ground.
    After tossing the 3rd bridge the path to cross to final bridge is off to the left and NOT SIGNPOSTED . Do not follow the 4 wheel drive keep to the left and you will see the path to cross the final bridge ( unless you want to cross the creek by foot.)

  • Hi Darren/or Anyone with info

    it says it’s a 21.4 Hike but everyone in the comments is saying 19.3, has that been updated or is that just a shorter trail? Because I’m interested in the 19.3 to be honest.

    Also when it comes to gear, I know the obvious like proper clothing and water+Food. what else should I take, we are a group of around 13 Men/Boys.

    your response will be much appreciated 🙂

    Thanks Omar

  • I just did this yesterday. From Mountain Creek campground to the staircase and down via Eskdale spur. I’ve done some difficult hikes and this one surprised me a little. It was quite some work. Well worth it, but a hard day out. Quite cold and windy at the top. For parts of the descent it was quite slow progress, checking your footing and pole placement is pretty critical. Great day out.

  • My friends and I are keen to do this hike in a couple weeks.
    Just wanting to clarify, is it 19km one way? or 19km up and back?

  • Hey folks, wondering if anyone can give me some advice regarding hiking in the alpine regions. A mate and I are looking at doing this hike and Feathertop this summer. But we are wondering when does the snow melt reach a point that snow/ice equipment isn’t necessary?

    Appreciate any information you can send our way.


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Mount Bogong - Staircase Spur Hike

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