• Length: 23.3km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 3-4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Troopers Creek Camp Ground

  • End: Troopers Creek Camp Ground

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Distance from CBD: 275km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.0168250000

  • Longitude: 142.4261470000

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Mount Difficult – Briggs Bluff is a 23.3km, grade 3-4 Circuit hike located in Grampians National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7hrs to complete.


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
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70 thoughts on “Mount Difficult – Briggs Bluff (23.3km)

    1. Ooopps sorry. I meant the walk via Beehive Falls to Mt Difficult and Briggs Bluff is open. This is the option we did in April. 6 hours 45 min all up including lunch. Also did Briggs Bluff again 10 days ago. No other people on the walk! Mind you it was a bit cold!

  1. Instead of looping back, you can also hike from briggs bluff down to beehive falls carpark and back to troopers via roses gap rd , about 6km, but its all uphill.

  2. The Troopers Creek Campground is open and looking in really neat and tidy condition. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find the trailhead from the campground, so ended up starting from the Beehive Falls carpark.

    A return trip Beehive Falls carpark to Mt. Difficult is about 6.5 hours there and back (~18km); about 3.5 hours there and 3 hours back. It’s about 1 hour 45 minutes to get up to the fork in the path (left for Briggs Bluff, right for Mt. Difficult).

    For the final ascent up to Mt. Difficult survey marker, be careful as the yellow-triangle markers are very hard to spot, and it’s easy to get lost. Just keep heading “up” and you should eventually make it to the top for a great 365 degree view over the Grampians.

    Best not to do this trek in summer, as it’s really exposed with little shade along most of the route.

    1. To correct myself above, to confirm, the Troopers Creek trail is still closed. Trail signage from Parks Victoria up on Mount Difficult state it’s closed.

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