Mount Bogong - Staircase Spur (21.4km)

Alpine National Park



9-10 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

Hikes you might like

Fainter and Spion Kopje Firetrail Circuit (65km)

Mt Bogong Circuit from Falls Creek (63km)

Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing (37km)

Mount Feathertop – North Razorback (8.8km)

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Acknowledgement of Country

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1 Review on “Mount Bogong - Staircase Spur (21.4km)”

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  • David Witte

    Derek Eddy Kaine Sandman

  • Brendan Williams

    Kenan Hudaverdi Phu Nguyen post tough mudder ambitions ?

  • Did this hike at the start of May 18 – awesome hike
    All went well, fantastic sunny day until about 4pm, close to the top got hit with high wind, whiteout – no visibility.
    Missed the turnoff to Michell hut and ended up at the Cleve Cole Hut where we set up camp for the night.
    There were a few groups of day walkers unprepared and got stuck on the mountain with no gear.
    Tips: be prepared for all conditions and know where options are for refuge in the area

  • 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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