The third in our series of Great Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running Near Melbourne, this 18 kilometre circuit in the Cathedral Range State Park includes a tough traverse of the range’s rugged and spectacular ridge line, as well as some easy travel on lovely foot pads through diverse forest.
The third in our series of Epic Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running in the Victorian High Country, the 52 kilometre monster Falls Creek to Mount Bogong Loop will have you clocking up over 2,000 metres of elevation gain as you follow steep trails in and out of rugged valleys, pass beautiful high country huts, ford mountain rivers, and take in spectacular views from atop of Victoria’s highest mountain.
The second of our series of Epic Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running in the Victorian High Country, this fantastic 29km route off the Great Alpine Road near Mount Hotham takes in spectacular mountain scenery, passes iconic high country huts and includes one of Victoria’s most demanding alpine ascents.
The second in our series of Great Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running Near Melbourne, the 15 kilometre Tanglefoot Circuit in Toolangi State Forest follows a lovely foot trail through spectacular bushland. The terrain isn’t extremely demanding, so it’s a fantastic trail to get out and stretch your legs on whilst still enjoying the scenery.
The first in our series of Great Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running Near Melbourne, The Bundy Loop in Kinglake National Park is a favourite for a quick bout of hill training. It’s an 11km circuit through quintessential Australian bushland that includes an invigorating 300 metre climb over 2.4 kilometres.
The first of our series of Epic Circuits for Day Hiking and Trail Running in the Victorian High Country. This route takes in some stunning scenery, including both the picturesque landscape of the Howqua River in the lowlands, and spectacular alpine vistas from on top of the Bluff.
The Australian Alps offer some spectacular routes for day hiking and trail running. Get out there and have fun, but beware, this remote and rugged environment demands respect. Here is a list of some key items of gear to consider for survival in the Alps.
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you know roughly where you are on the map, but just can’t pinpoint your location? Here’s how to work out your position by triangulation, or resection, using a map and compass.
You can see where you are on the map and you know where you want to go. But you still don't know which direction to actually start walking! Here's how to use a compass to find your way.
Your mobile phone may be awesome if you want to avoid the current traffic, take the fastest route by car, or to check in with your mates at the local café. It can be near on useless, however, if you’re planning a route through remote wilderness over rugged terrain by foot.
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