Walking Since 1939

Kinglake National Park: Mason’s Falls Circuit


Distance: 14 km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up:
before 9:30am at Broadmeadows Railway Station in the car park south from the station.

The leader will organise car-pooling and provide directions to the location of the walk.  Drivers are really appreciated to help car-pool walkers between the meeting point and the walk location. There is free all-day parking nearby if your vehicle isn’t needed for transport, but please check parking signs.

The drive from the meeting point to the starting point of the walk will take about 60 minutes and is 120 km return.

The walk will take around 4-5 hours including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 6.00pm.

Walk Description

The bushwalk is mainly on rough 4WD tracks and walking tracks with steep ups and downs on a gravel surface. The walk is suitable for bushwalkers who have good day walking experience and good walking fitness. Speed: 3.5 km/hr,

Climb rate: 300 m/hour.

Special Skills:  Walking on wet slippery surfaces and going down steep gravel slopes.

From the Masons Falls Picnic Ground start along the well graded Running Creek Track through tall timber with thick undergrowth. This track takes you first to a viewpoint overlooking Mason Falls, then climbs for a short distance before descending quite steeply to continue alongside the fern gully of Running Creek through Ferny Nook, Hazel Glade and The Tryst. The track then climbs quite steeply through open timber to the Mount Sugarloaf  Road at the junction of the Sugarloaf Ridge Track.

Cross this road and continue right, along the Sugarloaf Ridge Track which first follows the road, then continues along a ridge to Mount Sugarloaf Lookout.

Retrace the Sugarloaf Ridge Track to the Mount Sugarloaf  Road, cross the road and continue to the right, along the Sugarloaf Ridge Track. This track follows the ridge through open messmate forest to the Park Office. From the Park Office proceed along the Mason Falls Road for a short distance and then to the junction of the Wallaby Track on the left. Proceed along the Wallaby Track through messmate forest with bracken undergrowth to the junction of Running Creek Track. Proceed right, along Running Creek Track returning to the Mason Falls Picnic Ground.

What to bring

  • Day pack with a capacity of at least 25 L lined with a waterproof plastic bag.
  • Waterproof bushwalking jacket made from Gortex or Event or Hydronaute
  • Warm fleece top
  • Sun hat,
  • Head torch, preferably waterproof to 1 m
  • Personal first aid kit with your medications
  • Mobile phone to contact the leader
  • Sunscreen and lip screen
  • 2 litres of water (minimum)
  • On track food
  • Lunch
  • Cold weather hat (It could be cold and windy)
  • Change of dry clothes to come home in.(This can be left in the car).
  • Spare large plastic bags to put muddy boots and wet clothing in.

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:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria 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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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


November 24, 2019 9:30 am


November 24, 2019 6:00 pm







Bruce M

2 Replies to “Kinglake National Park: Mason’s Falls Circuit”

Doug Fellows-Smith:

Hi Bruce, Anne and I will go directly there from home. Can you please advise start point and time? Regards, Doug

Jo Howard:

Hi there Ill come but will drive there from Brunswick

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