• Length: 20.5km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • End: Tanglefoot Carpark

  • Location: Toolangi State Forest

  • Closest Town: Kinglake

  • Distance from CBD: 84km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.56855718

  • Longitude: 145.5188239

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Tanglefoot Track and Mount St Leonards is a 20.5km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Toolangi State Forest, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Tanglefoot Track and Mount St Leonards is a very beautiful hike that takes the Western side of Mount Tanglefoot. There is a good variety of forest types, but highlights are the Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech, plus dense areas of ferns.

Once leaving the carpark, the track climbs gradually. You'll reach a junction after about 1.2km, it is suggested you take the left route. This will take you to the Monda Track Carpark area after roughly 8km. Along the way you'll pass through some very picturesque moist gullies. A worthwhile extension to the track is to head up Mount St Leonard via the access road. This takes you to the tower for some really fantastic views around the area. After that, return back the way you came and look for the entrance to the next section on your left (should be signposted).

Head back down. This track is wider, and will take you back via the Wirrawilla Carpark and then the Myrtle Gully Track. The Myrtle Gully Track is lined by some dense ferns and is quite a pretty segment. But look out for leeches especially along this part.

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

One option is to head to Healesville,t hen take Myers Creek Road for nearly 13km. Take the right for Sylvia Creek Road. Follow this (you should pass the Wirrawilla Carpark) for approx 10km where you should arrive at Tanglefoot Carpark. But ensure you watch out for the signs.


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

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34 thoughts on “Tanglefoot Track and Mt St Leonards (20.5km)

  1. Nice easy and very picturesque walk. It’s a grade 4 on distance alone – the majority of the trail is very easy going with the exception of Mt St Leonard which is steep (but short).

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