• Length: 19.6km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Plantation campground

  • End: Roses Gap car park

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Distance from CBD: 267km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.06047392

  • Longitude: 142.5095193

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Mount Difficult Range - Briggs Bluff is a 19.6km, grade 4 One way hike located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Mount Difficult Range - Briggs Bluff hike commences opposite Plantation campground and ascends the steep and rocky Mount Difficult Range to the plateau. From here the trail travels north following the ridge line of the escarpment to the Northern-most point of Briggs Bluff. The trail then descends from the bluff down into Beehive Falls. From the falls it is an easy walk to the end point at Roses Gap.

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.

Getting there

Plantation campground is 9.5km north of Halls Gap on Mount Zero Road; this road is unsealed and suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.

GPX File

Total distance: 14211 m
Max elevation: 731 m
Min elevation: 244 m
Total climbing: 906 m
Total descent: -566 m
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GPX File

Total distance: 19632 m
Max elevation: 782 m
Min elevation: 244 m
Total climbing: 1142 m
Total descent: -802 m
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This hike can also be completed without the side trip to summit Mount Difficult.

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6 thoughts on “Mount Difficult Range – Briggs Bluff (19.6km)

    1. Tammy is correct, I was up there just before New Years. No access to Mt Difficult from Troopers Ck. Briggs Bluff is spectacular, 5km from Beehive Falls car park. Mt Difficult is around 9km there-and-back return from junction back down to Beehive.

  1. Completed Mt Difficult yesterday. Track very over grown 2/3 of the way and difficult to spot at points, we did our best to clear some of it. Pay attention for piles of rocks on the way up that some legend(s) have left, they do an excellent job of keeping you on the right track. GPS coordinates downloaded from this site are excellent thanks a lot for proving them.

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