Walking Since 1939

Lake Mountain – Keppell Hut Circuit


Distance: 25km

Walk Description

Unlike Derek’s upcoming survey of the lake mountain resort cross country ski trails ( Lake Mountain Ski Trails Sat 1st Feb 2020 ), this walk spends over half its length outside of the resort. Starting at the main carpark we will head out up over the summit, taking in some scenic lookouts before walking downhill towards the Snowy Hill carpark. From here we leave the mountain bikers and ramble on down Upper Taggerty Road, stopping in at Keppel Hut before ascending on a foot track to the Boundary Hut Ruins (and the highest point in the Yarra Ranges).  We return to the carpark via Helicopter and Echo Flats, stopping at further lookouts on the way.

This walk will showcase the vegetation changes from 960m at the low point (Vic Ash forests) to the highest point at 1480m (Snow gums and sub-alpine bogs, with a side of granite boulders.)

Booking is  required for this walk.   The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will organise car-pooling and provide details of where and when to meet.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $7.
Please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, NO credit cards.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Activity Date(s)


December 21, 2019 8:30 am


December 21, 2019 4:30 pm







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