The Werribee Gorge Rim is a demanding hike that showcases many of the parks natural features, most scenic viewpoints and often unexplored regions of the park. Part of this hike follows existing trails with sections being completely off-trail for that added sense of adventure. This is one of the most scenic gorge walks close to Melbourne. It is certainly one of Melbourne’s greatest ‘treasures’. Be prepared for some steep rugged sections, amazing views and two river crossings.
Follow the Western Highway past Bacchus Marsh to the Pentland Hills exit (5km beyond Bacchus Marsh). At the end of the exit ramp turn right to pass under the freeway. Turn left onto Pentland Hills Road. After passing under the freeway again turn left onto Myers Road and follow it down to the Werribee Gorge State Park. Continue onto the gravel road at the end of the sealed section and follow this to its end at Meikles Point Picnic area. There is ample parking and pit toilets.
Be mindful of snakes and hit weather during the summer months
Max elevation: 399 m
Min elevation: 147 m
Total climbing: 782 m
Total descent: -784 m