Mt Rufus Circuit (19km)

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park



7 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

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Acknowledgement of Country

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  • Joey Paris

    Al Mountbatten

    1. Jenny Woodhouse

      I did this last week!!! It was fantastic! Lovely easy walking section along the Summit Ridge to Summit however prior to that was densely rooted and rocked track which took plenty of time and careful footwork to negotiate. It was also on my bucket list.

    2. Kim Alcock

      Catherine Reid

    3. Kathy Chislett

      One of my favourite day hikes…the changing terrain and vegetation is amazing ? If you haven’t done this add it to your bucket list ?

    4. Glennis Lovatt

      VThis looks good for a hike Richard,I take it that you have been here .?

    5. Richard Stewart

      Yep… it’s a great walk… and if the weather permits – head along to Platypus Bay, and have a swim!

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