• Length: 23.3km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3-4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Troopers Creek Camp Ground

  • End: Troopers Creek Camp Ground

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 275km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.0168250000

  • Longitude: 142.4261470000


The Mount Difficult – Briggs Bluff circuit takes you to the summit of Mt Difficult from Troopers Creek, The hike is tough but rewarding. The loop around to Briggs Bluff via Long Point is also beautiful – a very rewarding hike. The Mount Difficult – Briggs Bluff trail ascends the cliff face of Mt Difficult for 470m. The climb is a long and steep. (which is assume is where the ‘difficult’ comes in). From Mt Difficult, circuit out to Long Point and around to Briggs Bluff, then back to Mt Difficult before returning to your cars.

About the region

The Mount Difficult Range in the Grampians is located between the scenic township of Halls Gap and Roses Gap, also housing the popular Wartook Reservoir. Known for its high terrain with unusual rock formations and cliffs, Mount Difficult offers a number of hiking and excellent rock-climbing opportunity for visitors.

Getting there

Take the Western Highway from Melbourne through Ararat and Stawell, turning left onto Roses Gap Road near the small town of Dadswells Bridge. The small parking area on the left not long after you pass the intersection with Mount Zero Road is the end of the walk – Troopers Creek is another 7 1/2 km further on.


Total distance: 23352 m
Max elevation: 782 m
Min elevation: 331 m
Total climbing: 1435 m
Total descent: -1435 m