• Length: 6.3km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Abrupt Carpark

  • End: Mount Abrupt Carpark

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Dunkeld

  • Distance from CBD: 276km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.604746

  • Longitude: 142.355754

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Mount Abrupt is a 6.3km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Grampians National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Rising gradually as it heads north toward nearby Signal Peak (780 metres), the trail swings suddenly to the south-west and follows an escarpment rim toward Mount Abrupt. Once there, take in the wonderful views of the Serra Range to the north and over Dunkeld in the south. Keep an eye open for wedge-tailed eagles, nankeen kestrels and peregrine falcons.

This Mount Abrupt hike, suitable for fit and energetic walkers, can involve water crossings, slippery track surfaces, rock hopping and rock scrambling. The steep track winds its way through heathy woodland to a ridge. Follow the ridge over rock slabs and stunted montane vegetation to the summit, for one of the most spectacular views.

A large landside caused by the storm event in January 2011 badly damaged this walking track. Parks Victoria has worked hard to rebuild this track but further rain could cause movement of soil and rock over the track.

Please note the following when walking this track:

  • Sections of the Mount Abrupt walking track may be susceptible to
  • Rock and soil falls may occur from above the track
  • Future heavy rain events may cause further landslips and flash
    flooding in these areas
  • Do not stop in landslide hazard areas during or after heavy rain
  • Your safety is our concern but your responsibility

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: 6292 m
Max elevation: 805 m
Min elevation: 369 m
Total climbing: 494 m
Total descent: -494 m
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29 thoughts on “Mount Abrupt (6.3km)

    1. Leesa Swanson i have a 3 day weekend coming up very soon and also after easter a 4 day weekend around anzac day. but also happy to go on a normal wkend too.

    2. Also ummm i have 3 day wkend in a fortnite – i think its the 22ndish of March. But could take a day another time. 10 days thats would be good!!

    3. Tracky Dax that’s my weekend on ? & yeah we finished the hike. I got halfway up staircase spur & thought ‘why the f**k am I doing this again?’ ??

    4. I just remembered steve’s got a boys weekend that wkend anyway so wouldnt have worked. Well happy to pick a wkend your free and go

  1. A very pleasant hike that takes a lot less than 3 hours. If you’re fit and in a hurry, you could easily do it in 2.

    At a moderate pace, stopping to take in the views (and catch your breath) it’s about 2 1/4 hours (about 80 minutes up, less than 60 minutes back).

    Great 365 degree views on a wintery day; would be baking hot and pretty exposed at the peak during summer. So take plenty of water and enjoy some great views north across the Grampians.

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