• Length: 7.1km

  • Duration: 3-4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Falcons Lookout Car Park

  • End: Falcons Lookout Car Park

  • Location: Werribee Gorge State Park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Distance from CBD: 70km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.665775

  • Longitude: 144.33429

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The Bluff - Pyramid Rock - Ironbark Gorge is a 7.1km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Werribee Gorge State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3-4hrs to complete.


Parts of this hiking trail traverse through private land. You will need to seek an alternate route or seek permission of the land owner to access their land.

Hike Summary

The Bluff - Pyramid Rock - Ironbark Gorge hike commences at the Falcons Lookout Car Park and gradually descends the ridge to the rocky outcrop of Western Bluff. From the bluff the main trail descends steeply via Needles spur into the depths of the Werribee Gorge before climbing to the summit of Pyramid Rock.

From this high vantage point you will be rewarded with possibly the best views of Werribee Gorge and the Werribee River below. To the south east you will see the plains of Bacchus Marsh while to the north you can see as far as Centenary hill at the other end of the gorge.

The trail then descends down into the heart of the Werribee Gorge, following the river across the cable traverse before ascending the picturesque Ironbark Gorge.

There will be plenty of rock scrambling, a few river crossings and a few steep ascents to get the heart pumping.

Getting there

Werribee Gorge State Park is approximately 11.6km west of Bacchus Marsh via Ironbark Road (Ballan-Ingliston Road) from Bacchus Marsh-Balliang Road.

GPX File

Total distance: 7128 m
Max elevation: 369 m
Min elevation: 165 m
Total climbing: 490 m
Total descent: -490 m
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2 thoughts on “The Bluff – Pyramid Rock – Ironbark Gorge (7.1km)

  1. Since the heavy rainfall late in 2018 a lot of the Ironbark carpark track to the rock climbing wall down in the gorge has been washed away forcing you to walk more in the rocky bottom of the gorge. Take care as there is a bit of ground that looks pretty unstable there.

  2. Completed this track on New Years Day 2020. We took the reverse route than what is shown on the site, made for a steeper and more challenging incline toward the end! Definitely a Grade 4 – requires some innovative scrambling in sections but is rewarding with the views from the lookouts and along the ridge walks. Finished in 2.5hrs moving time.

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