Walking Since 1939

Enfield Bald Hills Loop


Distance: 16km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:   8:45am   Flagstaff station forecourt (corner William and Latrobe Sts, CBD).

The leader will organise car-pooling and provide directions to the location of the walk.  There is free all-day parking nearby if your vehicle isn’t needed for transport.

If you are not a member of YHA Bushwalking, the cost is $7 plus any share of car-pooling as described on the Joining a Walk page.

Walk Description

Enfield State Park near Ballarat is one of the largest conservation reserves in the region.  The area was extensively mined during the gold mining era of the 1850s and 1860s. Surface Point was the site of a Chinese settlement and their round mine shafts are still to be found. Remnants of smelting works, mining dams and water races can be found.   The walk follows a series of forest tracks past the southern slopes of Mt Misery to the 477m summit of Bald Hill.

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.

If you have further questions about this walk, please contact the leader using the Enquiry link by the Thursday evening immediately before the event.

Activity Date(s)


May 5, 2019 8:45 am


May 5, 2019 5:00 pm







Rachel W

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