Lake Mountain Woolybutt Loop is a 14.2km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Yarra Ranges National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.
The Lake Mountain Woolybutt Loop explores the extensive network of well marked and maintained trails of the Lake Mountain resort. Commencing at Gerraty’s Car Park near the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Office, head north following the Royston Trail along the western side of Echo Flat. Continue along this trail until you reach Triangle Junction where you should be able to locate Heath Trail on your left. Follow Heath Trail as it twists and turns along several gullies before reaching The Crossways. Turn left and continue north along Boundary Trail. After a short distance you will locate Panorama Trail on your right. Continue past this first junction for arpund 250m and turn left onto the second entrance to Panorama Trail. Complete this short circuit, visiting Panorama Lookout point at the eastern most point.
Back at the main trail, turn south and head back towards Triangle Junction. It is here that the network of trails begins. Turn a left at the Upper Muster Trail and after reaching The Gap turn left again to take the Woollybutt Trail which continues on to Jubilee Trail. Ignore all other trails and walk the entire length of the Jubilee Trail which heads south, then north before arriving at a location called The Camp and the junction of four trails. Head south at this junction and commence the return to the car park by following the Snow Gum Trail past Echo Flat. Don’t follow the Echo Flat Trail all the way as you will need to turn left at Homes Trail which takes you back to the trail head.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is approximately a two hour drive from the Melbourne CBD, travel out through the Eastern suburbs, through the picturesque Yarra Valley then wind across the Black Spur to Narbethong and take the turn off to Marysville. Arriving at Marysville, follow Woods Point Road for 11km where you will take a left onto Lake Mountain Road. Drive a further 11km and you will arrive at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Village.
There are a number of trails you could take to vary this hike so take a map and have some fun.
Max elevation: 1457 m
Min elevation: 1341 m
Total climbing: 371 m
Total descent: -372 m