• Length: 12.3km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Turntable car park

  • End: Turntable car park

  • Location: You Yangs Regional Park

  • Closest Town: Little River

  • Distance from CBD: 62km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.94928186

  • Longitude: 144.4256127

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You Yangs Northern Range Circuit is a 12.3km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The You Yangs Northern Range Circuit hike commences at Turntable car park and traverses a number of varying trails including West Walk, Northern Range Walk, Branding Yard Trail, Saddleback Track, East Track and if you have time and energy at the end you can climb the 450 steps to Flinders Peak for rewarding views of the You Yangs and the surrounding plains.

This is not an overly challenging hike with most of the trail being easy to moderate. there are a few sections that require rock hopping with a steep gradient on Saddleback Track.

Getting there

The You Yangs Regional Park is 55km southwest of Melbourne CBD and 22km north of Geelong. Access to the park from the Princess Freeway is clearly signposted via Lara.


The You Yangs is a great location for the family. Be careful on the trails as they are often used by walkers, hikers, trail runners and MTB riders.

Opening hours The park is open from 8.00am to 4.30pm year round. Extended hours apply during daylight savings on weekends and public holidays from 8.00am - 6.00pm.

GPX File

Total distance: 12337 m
Max elevation: 277 m
Min elevation: 57 m
Total climbing: 484 m
Total descent: -484 m
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28 thoughts on “You Yangs Northern Range Circuit (12.3km)

  1. Love The Youies! Great spot to introduce the kids to hiking and MTB riding or to just have a fire and roast some marshmallows ?

    1. Great. Now I want to go and start a fire and eat marshmallows. That sounds really relaxing

  2. Hi Darren,
    We are looking to do this 4 hour hike and would like to download a copy of the map you have on the website. But I can’t seem to do so using gpx. Any chance you got a pdf version instead? Or point me to the right direction on where to get one?
    Thanks heaps.

    1. Hi Madhu. I have emailed you a screen shot of the map from the website that you should be able to print to carry with you.

      To download the GPX file, you need to download the file to your PC and them import it into a GPS or mobile navigation app on your phone.

      I am having a new site built at the moment and that will include a feature to download a PDF of each hike.

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