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  • Length: 19.6km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

  • Start: Plantation campground

  • End: Roses Gap car park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 267km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.0604739182

  • Longitude: 142.5095193452

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

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

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 (160 mi) west of Melbourne and 460 kilometres (290 mi) east of Adelaide.

Getting there

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

 

Total distance: 19632 m
Max elevation: 781 m
Min elevation: 244 m
Total climbing: 1132 m
Total descent: -792 m
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This hike can also be completed without the side trip to summit Mount Difficult.

 

Total distance: 14211 m
Max elevation: 730 m
Min elevation: 244 m
Total climbing: 903 m
Total descent: -564 m
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5 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.