• Length: 19.2km

  • Duration: 7-8hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Jimmy Creek Campground

  • End: Mount William Carpark

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Distance from CBD: 256km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.3731498

  • Longitude: 142.5065665

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Major Mitchell Plateau is a 19.2km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7-8hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This classic mountain walk traverses the exposed sub-alpine plateau linking the two highest summits in the Grampians. Both Mount William and Durd-Durd share the same elevation of 1167m.

Generally this hike commences at the Mount William carpark and descends to Jimmy Creek but we undertook it in the opposite direction due to my love for hills. It was a steep and steady climb for the first 9.2km of the hike so you need to be fit, able and well prepared.

Ensure you are well prepared with at least 3ltrs or water for this hike.

About the region

Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenic views, the 168,000 hectare park is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. The many walking tracks will take you on a journey to waterfall vistas, ancient geological rock features and forests. There are guided tours, and with a large network of roads available, car touring is a great way to explore. Renowned as the major attraction in the region, the Grampians National Park is a must-visit destination for all travellers, backpackers and day-trippers in Victoria. The spectacular setting of the mountainous landscape boasts a wide array of attractions and activities for visitors to the region. The Grampians National Park (also Gariwerd), commonly referred to as The Grampians, is a national park located in the Grampians region of Victoria, Australia. The 167,219-hectare (413,210-acre) national park is situated between Stawell and Horsham on the Western Highway and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway, 260 kilometres west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres east of Adelaide.

GPX File

Total distance: 19179 m
Max elevation: 1150 m
Min elevation: 326 m
Total climbing: 767 m
Total descent: -1394 m
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