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Silver Creek Circuit Kinglake is a 13.5km, grade 3 circuit hike located in the Kinglake National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
This Silver Creek Circuit Kinglake circuit is a combination of outer routes of the suggested loops for Silver Creek. It is quite a scenic walk with a few steep hills to get the lungs going. The tracks follow vehicle management tracks. The area is still regenerating from the tragic fires. There are the cascades roughly halfway along that are worth a look as well. Upon arrival there is an information board with a basic map and a series of suggested loops colour coded.
Kinglake National Park is 65km north-east of Melbourne. Access from Melbourne is by three main routes: the Melba Highway from Yarra Glen or Glenburn, the Heidelberg-Kinglake Road from St Andrews and the Whittlesea-Yea Road from Whittlesea. Follow the Whittlesea-Yea Road north towards Flowerdale. Approximately 13.5km from the junction of Whittlesea-Kinglake road you will locate Silver Creek Road on your left. Follow this for approximately 1.5km to the park entrance and car park. Park your car here.
The route can be done either way (clockwise or anticlockwise), there is no distinct advantage to either. Plus if you are short of time you could choose one of the shorter loops. At the time of writing signage was very good along the route. But do take a copy of the map so you can know which junction to take.
Max elevation: 511 m
Min elevation: 330 m
Total climbing: 744 m
Total descent: -745 m