• Length: 5.1km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Ingliston Gorge car park

  • End: Ingliston Gorge car park

  • Location: Werribee Gorge State Park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Distance from CBD: 71km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.66767682

  • Longitude: 144.3198111

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Ingliston Gorge Sloss Gully is a 5.1km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Werribee Gorge State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a circuit hike through Ingliston Gorge starting and ending at the Ingliston Gorge car park. Follow the management vehicle track south west following the fence line from the car park. Just before the gas pipeline easement turn east into Sloss's Gully. After a 700m approximate descent into the gully the trail heads west along a shallow gully and rejoins the gas easement. Turn east and cross the easement to a trail marker about 20m on the south side. Follow the winding trail through the saddle to an exposed cliff face overlooking the gorge below. Continue to follow the trail across the hillside, descending along a ridge to Whitehorse creek below.

Upon reaching the creek you can turn right to follow Whitehorse creek through the gorge or left to investigate the Ingliston creek section. This is a 45 minute return trip to the border if the park. It is well worth the detour. Navigate you way through the gorge following Whitehorse creek. In dry weather you may find it easier to simply walk the creek bed as the trail zig zags the creek along a poorly defined trail. Follow the gorge for approximately 1.2km before reaching a sign post indicating to leave the creek and follow the trail through a shallow gully. Ascend the gully and follow the trail back to a management track. Follow this track along the fence line which will lead you back to the car park.


The walk is marked with orange trail markers. Within the gorge the trail is poorly defined and it is often easier to follow animal trails as the creek can be challenging due to fallen trees. Following heavy rain the gorge section may be impassable ad the trail zig zags across the creek often. Hiking poles will definitely help.

GPX File

Total distance: 5169 m
Max elevation: 415 m
Min elevation: 297 m
Total climbing: 180 m
Total descent: -180 m
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4 thoughts on “Ingliston Gorge Sloss Gully (5.1km)

  1. Completed this on the weekend. A little info that might be useful for others: the ‘carpark’ is tiny and can be difficult to find. Do not take Ingliston-Settlement Rd (as google maps suggests when you enter ‘Ingliston Gorge Track’). This will lead to a dead-end private residence. Instead, continue driving SE on Ingliston Rd (with the rail line to your left). Not too much further past Ingliston-Settlement Rd, Ingliston Rd becomes an unsealed dirt road. The carpark is 50m further on the right. Of the track itself, we found it to be very well marked. You rarely went more than 50m without seeing an orange ribbon or arrow. Excellent views on the ridge and a fun walk that can accommodate novices. It took two hours with a 20-min break for photos at the viewpoint.

  2. New directional signs have been added and the car park is a little easier to notice.
    The walk is good. Steep in places with loose rock, but the geology is very interesting, even for young children.

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