Hiking and Trail Running
Hiking and Trail Running
Whether you’re walking the trails within the resort, want access to the beautiful Baw Baw National Park or the Australian Alps Walking Track Mt Baw Baw is the perfect base for your running and bushwalking adventures.
Big Hill – Difficulty: Easy Distance: Short (20 min) return. Follow the Big Hill Lift Line from the ski bowl area to the top of Big Hill and get amazing views over Gippsland towards Traralgon.
Latrobe Trail – Difficulty: Easy Distance: Short (30 min) return. This short easy walk provides fine examples of snow gum woodland and offers stunning views of the Latrobe Valley. Start at the Skiosk.
Beech Trail – Difficulty: Easy Distance: Short (30 min) return. Starting from Village Central, this tranquil and easy trail features a stunning variety of different alpine flowers, shrubs and trees. Enjoy a rest at Saxton’s picnic area amongst the snowgums and sub-alpine heathland.
Summit Lookout Trail – Difficulty: Medium Distance: Short (1.5 hours) return. Enjoy a meandering climb to the summit of Mt Baw Baw and enjoy the view. The walk incorporates three picnic areas including Mueller’s, Summit Cairn and Downey’s. Cut down the Summit Lift line to save 15 minutes and take advantage of amazing views.
Village & McMillan’s – Trail Difficulty: Easy/Medium Distance: Short (3 hours) return. Starting at the Skiosk enjoy woodland and open areas that showcase a variety of native orchids and wildflowers. The area is home to the critically endangered Baw Baw Frog and other unique wildlife. *The south section of the Village Trail through Pudding Basin is closed for environmental reasons.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
When departing for Mt Baw Baw, please ensure you have sufficient food, water and fuel. There is no fuel available in the village.
Make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear and have sunscreen that you can apply throughout the day.
Please note: No animals are allowed within National Parks in Victoria (service/assistance animals are excepted)
NATIONAL PARK TRAILS
Mt Baw Baw 3 Peaks
Difficulty: Moderate Length: 15.5km (return) (Download GPX File)
Hikeable in a single day this hike should take between 5 and 8 hours depending on your speed. You’ll visit the peaks of Mt Baw Baw (1567m), Mt St Phillack (1556m) and Mt St Gwinear (1509m). The magnificent views, stretching across the valleys of the Thomson and Aberfeldy Rivers and into the Victorian Alps, are a perfect reward. (More information)
Mt Baw Baw to Whitelaw Hut Site
Difficulty: Moderate Length: 21km (return) Hike: approx. 6 hours or overnight (Download GPX File)
Hike to the site of the old Whitelaw’s Hut with only the chimney remaining. You’ll experience fantastic views over the Rawson and Aberfeldy rivers towards the central alpine areas as you head along the Australia Alps Walking Track. If you keep your eye out you may even see the mysterious “face in the stone” near Whitelaw Hut Site. (More information)
Mt Baw Baw to Mushroom Rocks
Difficulty: Moderate Length: 30km (return) Hike: approx. 8 hours or overnight (Download GPX File)
This popular full day walk/overnight hike from the Mt Baw Baw Village along a section of the Australian Alpine Walking Track in the Baw Baw National Park leads to a maze of giant granite tors. The walk starts either at the Village or at Mt Erica Car Park. This walk is one of the most-breath-taking with ever changing topography as you travel to the end of the Baw Baw Plateau and ascend down the eastern face of Mt Erica. (More information)
Walhalla to Mt Baw Baw Great Walk
Difficulty: Hard Length: 40km (one-way) (Download GPX File)
Starting or finishing at Walhalla, Victoria or at the Resort the first section of the Australian Alps Walking Track is known as the Great Walhalla Alpine Trail and can be walked in 2 days / 1 night. The Australian Alps Walking Track is a long distance 655km trail through the alpine areas of NSW and Victoria. (More information)
Baw Baw National Park Half-Traverse
Difficulty: Moderate Length: 40.5km (return) Hike: approx. 10 hours, overnight or multiday (Download GPX)
Hike from the resort out to Stonachs Camp Area. This hike will take you along the northern half of the Mt Baw Baw Plateau and follow a section of the Australian Alps Walking Track. It stops along the old Mt Whitelaw Hut site. For a shorter hike, see the Whitelaw Hut Site hike above. (More information)
Baw Baw to Warburton FKT
Following parts of the Upper Yarra Valley Track – this once popular route went all the way from Warburton to Walhalla – It now crosses through single track and dirt roads up into the Baw Baw National Park. Best route is from the Resort to Warburton. Please visit the Baw Baw to Warbuton FKT page for more information. This is an advanced hike with overgrown sections and hikers should take responsibility and be prepared for this.
Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) Hire
For your ease of mind, we recommend carrying an emergency locator device when hiking in the wilderness. These devices are for emergency use only, and can be hired here or through our Guest Services.
Click here for more information about guided hikes and PLB hire.
For more information on Guided Hikes and hiking events please visit this page.
Safety notes: Although the majority of trails are marked it is recommended that all hikers carry a topographic map and compass as other trails veer off along the routes. Ensure you are carrying adequate food, water and clothing as the weather changes quickly in the Alps. As a backup, we also advise carrying a gpx file and gps enabled navigation device. Please be advised that these trails will experience snowy conditions in winter and may be dangerous or closed. Snowshoes are required for walks within the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort during winter. This information is provided as a reference only.
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