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Mount Baw Baw Summit is a 3.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Baw Baw National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.
Commencing in the heart of Baw Baw’s Alpine Village the Mount Baw Baw Summit Circuit traverses some of the most scenic alpine terrain as you hike among the snow gums and enjoy magnificent valley views which stretch out endlessly over Gippsland. The circuit follows established trails such as the Village Trail, Summit Trail, Maltese Trail, and Muellers Trail as it makes its way to the summit of Mount Baw Baw (elevation 1564m) and back. It is a moderately easy circuit up and over the summit of Mt Baw Baw, with a pinch of a climb to get there early on, and then downhill all the way back to the village.
The turn off from the Princes Hwy (M1) is at the Drouin / Mt Baw Baw exit. Continue along via Noojee along the Main Neerim Rd (C426), Follow this road through Noojee where it will then follow into the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (C426). Travel through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren before reaching the resort gates then continue to Car Park No 1. Last major fuel stops is at Longwarry (before you exit the Hwy). Walk to the Village Restaurant.
It is recommended to hike this circuit during non-winter months only as some of the trails traverse ski runs.
Max elevation: 1573 m
Min elevation: 1455 m
Total climbing: 141 m
Total descent: -136 m