• Length: 4.25km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Mount Erica car park

  • End: Mount Erica car park

  • Closest Town: Rawson

  • Location: Baw Baw National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 183km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.8928400000

  • Longitude: 146.3553230000

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Mushroom Rocks is a 4.25km, grade 3 Return hike located in Baw Baw National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

The Mushroom Rocks hike is a popular walk along a short section of the Australian Alpine Walking Track in the Baw Baw National Park. Commencing at the Mt Erica car park the narrow trail winds its way gradually upwards to lead to a maze of giant granite tors. If you felt like camping overnight there are a handful of level campsites scattered amongst the tors.

Optional walk – Beech Gully Track (400m, 30 min return)
Starting at the Mount Erica carpark, the Beech Gully Nature Walk provides an excellent introduction to the plants and wildlife of the Mountain Ash forests and cool temperate rainforests of the southern slopes of the Baw Baws.

J.W. McMahon Ski Lodge
The Lodge was built for the Scout Association and is not for private use. It sleeps approximately 20 people and equipment and is equipped with the following:

  • Cooking utensils such as pots, plates and cutlery (it is advised to bring extra for larger groups)
  • An outside pit toilet
  • Duel fuel lighting and candles
  • Dish washing equipment
  • Pot belly stove for heating (limited wood supplied)
  • Visitors need to supply their own food and sleeping gear, as well as an extra pair of shoes or slippers to wear only in the hut.

Getting there

Baw Baw National Park is approximately 120km east of Melbourne and 50km north of the Latrobe Valley. The main access to the plateau is from the Mt Erica and St Gwinear car parks along sign posted roads off the Thomson Valley Road (C481), north of Erica.

Tips

  • Large parking area and toilets at the Mt Erica car park
  • Fuel fires only

 

Total distance: 4273 m
Max elevation: 1241 m
Min elevation: 1106 m
Total climbing: 221 m
Total descent: -219 m
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