The Fortress from Harrops Track (11km)

Grampians National Park



4 hrs

Grade 4


Route and GPX file

Gear you might need

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Getting there

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About the region

Hikes you might like

The Fortress (5.2km)

Mount Thackeray (2.5km)

The Chimney Pots (3.7km)

Major Mitchell Plateau (19.2Km)

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Acknowledgement of Country

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0 Reviews on “The Fortress from Harrops Track (11km)”

Overall rating
  • The route appears pretty infrequently visited as of October 2021. Quite a bit of storm litter and additional rocks washed onto the track to slow the pace down in places. Note: the final ascent to the Fortress (anti-clockwise “spiral” on GPX) isn’t visible anymore, likely due to the large quantity of storm-felled trees and branches. If you’re keen on the last segment, prepare for pushing through brush and clambering etc.

  • Tracy Clark

    Spring is the best time, the Grampians have a fabulous array of wildflowers.

  • Bree Bonaccorso

    Matthew Yee Jon Booth Debbie Russell… add it to the list

  • Matthew Yee

    When are we going back?

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