• Length: 7.1km

  • Duration: 3-4hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Falcons Lookout Car Park

  • End: Falcons Lookout Car Park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Location: Werribee Gorge State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 70km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.665775

  • Longitude: 144.334290

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.

 

Total distance: 7128 m
Max elevation: 369 m
Min elevation: 165 m
Total climbing: 490 m
Total descent: -490 m
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