• Length: 7.3km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: The Dam carpark

  • End: The Dam carpark

  • Location: Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve

  • Closest Town: Clunes

  • Distance from CBD: 152km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.30612074

  • Longitude: 143.7237878

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Mount Beckworth - Southern Section is a 7.3km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A lone pine tree stands as a sentinel crowning this picturesque granite outcrop, a sanctuary for native plants and animals. Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve offers magnificent views and a rich variety of spring wildflowers.

The best way to enjoy the Mount Beckworth - Southern Section is on foot. A network of tracks links all major features within the reserve. The walk to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

About the region

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve offers free campgrounds and walking tracks, set in a beautifully rugged landscape just ten minutes from Clunes, Victoria. This striking granite outcrop is topped with a huge solitary pine tree known affectionately as the "Lollypop Tree", which is over 100 years old. Visitors to the reserve can hike up to the tree and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside. There are three excellent campgrounds within the Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve, all well structured and free of charge - no bookings required.

Getting there

Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve is 8 km west of Clunes and 35 km north of Ballarat.

GPX File

Total distance: 7292 m
Max elevation: 626 m
Min elevation: 370 m
Total climbing: 336 m
Total descent: -339 m
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