• Length: 15.5km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Kings Road Carpark

  • End: Kings Road Carpark

  • Location: Marysville State Forest

  • Closest Town: Marysville

  • Distance from CBD: 98km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.51482355

  • Longitude: 145.747354

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Keppell Lookout and Steavenson Falls is a 15.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Marysville State Forest, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Keppell Lookout and Steavenson Falls commences at Kings Road Carpark, Marysville and climbs up through stringybark and mountain ash forest to four of Marysville's best lookouts for spectacular views across Marysville, the Cathedral Range State Park and Steavenson Falls. You will then make your way back via the Upper and Lower Steavenson Falls Lookouts.

The most challenging trail in the area, the Keppel Lookout trail is fairly uneven and steep in places.

About the region

Marysville State Forest is located approximately 1.5 hours drive north east of Melbourne. The area is renowned for its lush eucalypt forests, clear streams and spectacular waterfalls. The forest provides excellent opportunities for recreational activities such as bushwalking, camping, picnicking, scenic driving, bird watching and fishing.

Getting there

As you near Marysville via Marysville road, turn right into Old Melbourne Road and then into Kings Road (right into Kings road if coming from Melbourne). Cross over Pack Road and the car park is about 150 metres on your right.

GPX File

Total distance: 15645 m
Max elevation: 858 m
Min elevation: 449 m
Total climbing: 766 m
Total descent: -766 m
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6 thoughts on “Keppell Lookout and Steavenson Falls (15.5km)

  1. We did this trail last weekend. Just to point out that possibly part of the trail (close to Steavenson falls) may not be dog friendly as we saw a sign saying no dogs. Also we parked in a different place than these instructions which was more directly linked to this walk.

  2. Completed this hike on the weekend. We parked at the Stevenson Falls car park and it cost us $3 for the full day. make sure to bring coins as the machine doesn’t take card. The hike itself was great. The track was very well set out and easy to navigate. It took us 4.5 hours to complete with a 20 minute stop at Keppell Lookout for lunch. Grade 3 seems accurate.

  3. Completed this walk today – really good! Some spectacular waterfall views! You’ll definitely need the GPX file as there was very minimal signage! Also, one very decent hill! It was quite a challenge!

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