Explore stunning hiking trails of You Yangs Regional Park

Discover the diverse trails of You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, offering hikes and walks for all skill levels and interests. Find your perfect adventure today.

Grade 3

Northern Range Circuit (8km)

Grade 2

Big Rock Walk (3km)

Grade 3

Branding Yard Trail (5km)

Grade 3

Saddleback East Walk Loop (4.5km)

Grade 1

Big Rock via Rockwell Road Walk (3.2km)

Grade 3

East West Walk (4.2km)

Grade 3

Flinders Peak Walk (3.3km)

Grade 4

You Yangs Peaks Circuit Hike (12.8km)

Grade 3

You Yangs Circuit Hike (12.3km)

You Yangs: Panoramic Peaks & Natural Escape near Melbourne

Situated in the traditional Country of the Wadawurrung People, You Yangs Regional Park offers a convenient escape into nature, just 55km from Melbourne and 22km from Geelong. The park’s distinctive granite peaks rise abruptly from the flat volcanic plains, presenting a picturesque view of the surrounding landscape. Flinders Peak, the park’s highest point at 319 metres, provides uninterrupted views stretching to both Melbourne and Geelong, making the You Yangs ideal for those looking to escape city life, whether for a demanding hike, a casual walk, or a family outing.

The park caters to a wide range of visitors, including hikers, families, and mountain bikers. The You Yangs feature over 50 kilometres of purpose-built mountain bike trails suitable for both beginners and experts. The trails vary from easy, open dirt roads to technical single-track and adrenaline-pumping downhill trails. For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, The Great Circle Drive offers diverse scenery from the comfort of your car. The park also boasts numerous walking trails, ranging from leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, accommodating all levels of fitness and ability.

The You Yangs supports a rich variety of plant species, including tall eucalypts, wattles, drooping sheoaks, and the endangered brittle greenhood orchid among the 30 species of orchids found here. Wildlife is abundant, with over 200 bird species recorded. Koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, brush-tail possums, echidnas, and lizards are commonly seen, making the park a haven for nature enthusiasts. Visitors can enjoy picnicking among the boulder-strewn landscape, with nine designated picnic areas available.

Before visiting, it’s important to check for any changes to local conditions on the Parks Victoria website. Additionally, refer to the Bushfire Safety section for tips on staying safe outdoors.

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