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  • Length: 18.3km

  • Duration: 7-8hrs

  • Grade: 4-5

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Halls Gap

  • End: Halls Gap

  • Closest Town: Halls Gap

  • Location: Grampians National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 253km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.1392803825

  • Longitude: 142.5186463539

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The Pinnacle and Devils Gap is a 18.3km, grade 4-5 Circuit hike located in Grampians National Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7-8hrs to complete.

Summary

The Pinnacle and Devils Gap circuit is a challenging hike for experienced hikers (and rock scramblers). The circuit commences in Halls Gap and follows a well made trail to Venus Baths. Cross the creek at the baths and ascend the rock face knows as ‘the elephant hide’ to the summit of Mackey’s Peak. After exploring the peak descend to the saddle south of the peak to join the trail that traverses below the ridge line past Sunshine Point and on the The Pinnacle. Enjoy the views overlooking Halls Gap before joining the Sundial carpark trail over Bellfield Peak. As you descend from the peak you will encounter a sign posted trail junction. At this point you will turn east to locate the closed trail that descends down through Devils Gap. As this trail is no longer maintained and was closed some time ago you will need excellent navigation skills in order to find your way through the cliff lines and dense scrub to Pinnacle Road, opposite the National Park Visitors Centre. Be mindful of private property in this section.

From the visitors centre follow the Fyans Creek trail north towards Halls Gap until you reach Tandara Road. Turn right at this point and follow the signposted trail past Peverill peak to the summit of Borinia Peak.

After taking in the views overlooking Halls Gap to the west and the volcanic plains to the east, descend back down to the Fyans Creek trail and follow it along its length to Grampians Road. Turning right, follow the main road back to your start point in Halls Gap.

Getting there

Grampians National Park is in western Victoria, 260km from Melbourne and 460km from Adelaide. Halls Gaps is 253km west of Melbourne.

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The region

Renowned for rugged mountain ranges, rich cultural heritage and breathtaking scenic views, the 168,000 hectare park is ideal for a wide range of outdoor activities. The many walking tracks will take you on a journey to waterfall vistas, ancient geological rock features and forests. There are guided tours, and with a large network of roads available, car touring is a great way to explore.

Total distance: 18301 m
Max elevation: 717 m
Min elevation: 231 m
Total climbing: 1058 m
Total descent: -1058 m
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12 thoughts on “The Pinnacle and Devils Gap (18.3km)

  1. Dear humans, don’t walk off from Devils Gap… That’s just a bad idea. You will definitely loose any track you thought you were following. Also, it’s basically just cliffs everywhere with maybe one or two possible routes down if you really really know where you’re going, and still it’s likely you’ll get “cliffed out”. Also, you’ll end up in peoples private property if you do get to the bottom.
    Also, walking up the elephants hide is pretty much free solo rock climbing a few hundred metres (although easy if you’re used to climbing, it’s still high consequences).

  2. I did this hike around this time last year. As the description states, the circuit is a challenging hike for experienced hikers (and rock scramblers). I would only recommend doing this with a small group and please make sure you are prepared with excellent navigation skills for the off-trail sections