The_horn_mount_buffalo
  • Length: 1.0km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: The Horn Picnic Area

  • End: The Horn Picnic Area

  • Location: Mount Buffalo

  • Closest Town: Porepunkah

  • Distance from CBD: 345km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.77636744

  • Longitude: 146.76456269

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The Horn is a 1.0km, grade 2 Return hike located in Mount Buffalo Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

The Horn is the highest point of Mount Buffalo at 1,723 metres. Picnic tables are provided at this site. The nearest toilets to the Horn Picnic Area are located at Cathedral Saddle. The Horn Track leads to a lookout with superb 360 degree views of the plateau and Australian Alps. Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snow gums and stunning wildflowers. The park features over 90km of walking tracks, panoramic scenery, waterfalls and scope for adventurous pursuits such as rock climbing and hang-gliding. Mount Buffalo is an all-seasons playground. In summer, wildflowers are plentiful and the park is a cool retreat from the heat of the lowlands. Take in superb 360-degree views from the summit of the Horn and the delightful Gorge Heritage Walk. Enjoy picnics, canoeing and camping at Lake Catani in the summer months. In winter the park is ideal for cross-country skiing with its gentle undulating landscape, spectacular sub-alpine environment and the convenience of over 14km of marked ski trails. The park offers safe and accessible tobogganing and snow play areas, providing great fun for the whole family.

 

Total distance: 910 m
Max elevation: 1675 m
Min elevation: 1602 m
Total climbing: 85 m
Total descent: -95 m
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