Tanglefoot Loop Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 10.8km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • End: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • Closest Town: Toolangi

  • Location: Toolangi State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 77km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.5276951772

  • Longitude: 145.5213523564

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Drinking Water

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Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

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The Tanglefoot Loop is a 10.8km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Toolangi State Forest Victoria. The hike should take you approximately 2.5hrs to complete.


The Tanglefoot Loop commences at the Tanglefoot Carpark and traverses the southern section of Tanglefoot Track walk.  The trail passes through temperate rainforest which is lush with ferns and and ancient myrtles. Being a rainforest, some of the trail may be muddy with small streams flowing down the trails in the wetter months. At the northern end of the walk you can turn right in order to summit Mount Tanglefoot .

About the Region

The Toolangi State Forest region in southern Australia extends from Mount Monda in the south up to Murrindindi in the north and includes the township of Toolangi. The forest is mainly Eucalypt forest that has regrown from the 1939 Victoria Bushfires.

Large sections of the forest were also burnt in the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, although there are some pockets of old-growth forest that have not been logged or seriously burnt.

Notably, the forest provides habitat for the threatened Leadbeater’s possum.

Getting There

From Healesville take Myers creek road for 12km then turn right onto Sylvia Creek Road.

Follow Sylvia Creek Road for 4km to carpark (Wirrawilla forest walk) on the right.


Ensure you take your favourite leech prevention/remedy as there can be many leeches on this trail.

Hike information contributed by Anthony Boxall

Total distance: 10752 m
Max elevation: 945 m
Min elevation: 625 m
Total climbing: 861 m
Total descent: -883 m
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