Ingliston-Gorge
  • Length: 5.1km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Ingliston Gorge car park

  • End: Ingliston Gorge car park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Location: Werribee Gorge State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 71km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.66767682

  • Longitude: 144.31981106

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.

Tips

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.

 

Total distance: 5169 m
Max elevation: 415 m
Min elevation: 297 m
Total climbing: 180 m
Total descent: -180 m
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