Tanglefoot Loop Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 10.8km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • End: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • Location: Toolangi State Forest

  • Closest Town: Toolangi

  • Distance from CBD: 77km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.52769518

  • Longitude: 145.5213524

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4WD Access
Small Car Park

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Timber Boardwalk
Historic Lighthouse
Dog Friendly

Toolangi State Forest...

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Manual Wheelchair

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


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.

Hike Summary

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

Toolangi State Forest just north of Healesville, offers an immersive environment in Victoria’s tall forest region. The name Toolangi is an Aboriginal word meaning tall trees. 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 yet been logged or seriously burnt.

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

GPX File

Total distance: 10752 m
Max elevation: 945 m
Min elevation: 625 m
Total climbing: 861 m
Total descent: -883 m
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59 thoughts on “Tanglefoot Loop (10.8km)

    1. Well at this stage my boss is saying I’m working. However I’m still of the belief that that will change as the week wears on ?

    1. Yes indeed. Let’s not tell them all about the leechees!! A Sat or Sunday best for you? Colder months my preference. May??

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