• Length: 22.2km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Clear Creek

  • End: Clear Creek

  • Closest Town: Mansfield

  • Location: Alpine National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 286km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.273709761370256

  • Longitude: 146.51033944646247

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

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Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

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4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

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Wheelchair Toilet

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

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Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

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Dog Friendly

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Mount Clear Traverse is a 22.2km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Alpine National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.


This high country Mount Clear Traverse hike includes The Nobs, High Cone and Mt Clear. It is a full pack carry so all hikers must have suitable gear, clothing, food and water.

Mt Clear’s bald 1695m summit and bulk are visible from many peaks in the area, and its central position ensures a grandstand view of the surrounding alps. Other peaks visited on this hike are The Nobs (1495m) with its twin summits, High Cone (1488m) with its prominent point and Square Top (1587m) with its long flat summit. All of these peaks are straight forward to climb following a long ascent from the valley.

Day 1 ascends for the first 3-4km and is 14km in length. Days 2 is mostly downhill for the remaining 7km. See elevation profile.

Day 1:

14km to campsite

Day 2

7km return to vehicles


Can be collected at the start point and during the hike


At Sheepyard Flat (or anywhere you want to camp) Overnight campsite is on an attractive saddle north west of Mt Clear and is close to a convenient water source.

Getting There

From Mansfield, follow the Mt Buller Road for 20.5km to the Howqua Track turnoff on the right, just 2km past the small town of Merrijig. Follow the dirt Howqua Track for 16.5km to the popular Sheepyard Flat. (Camping here Friday night).

From Sheepyard Flat take Brocks Road (rough dirt track but still suitable for 2WD vehicles). Eight Mile Gap is reached after 19.5km from Sheepyard Flat; turn right at the gap and the road descends into the Jamieson River Valley. Once you are in the Valley is is approximately 3km to the Clear Creek Road turnoff on the right. Follow the side-road for 2.5km to where a 4WD track joins the road on the right, 14km from Eight Mile Gap. Leave vehicles here, or near the bridge over Clear Creek a little further on. You can also fill any water containers here before setting off.



Total distance: 22279 m
Max elevation: 1694 m
Min elevation: 869 m
Total climbing: 1533 m
Total descent: -1533 m