Mount Stapylton (Gunigalg) Circuit from Stapylton Campground

3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min

11 km
circuit

↑ 390 m
↓ -390 m

Moderate track
Starting from Stapylton Campground, Laharum, this walk takes you on a circuit on Mount Stapylton. Mount Stapylton is one of the greatest parts of The Grampians, with panoramic views along the track. You can also observe the ancient rock formations that are present around the area, with the rich plantation offering you scenic views at certain sections of the walk. Sometimes, the trail can be overgrown and hard to follow, but the signage is clear. Storms and floods can make it harder to navigate the trail, so you might want to check the weather forecast beforehand. There are useful facilities at Stapylton Campground such as drop toilets and water tanks for cleaning only. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.9231417,142.3824155)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Laharum.
  • Turn on to Wonwondah - Dadswells Bridge Road then drive for 6.4 km
  • Turn left onto Winfields Road and drive for another 6.3 km
  • Turn left onto Olive Plantation Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn slight right onto Mount Stapylton Campground Road and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 75 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
There is a toilet (about 80 m back from the start).
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Millar Road & Mount Stapylton Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Pohlners Road & Mount Stapylton Loop Walk) continue straight, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 1.6 km (at the intersection of Grampians Peaks Trail & Mount Stapylton Loop Walk) turn left, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This is the side trip that takes you to the summit of Mount Stapylton. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 2.3 km turn left, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 1.3 km turn left, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 250 m cross the ford.
After another 310 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 1.6 km cross the ford.
After another 830 m turn right, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Mount Stapylton Loop Walk & Pohlners Road) continue straight, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 1.3 km come to the "Stapylton Campground" (50 m on your left).
Campsite managed byParks Victoria. There is a fee to use this campsite.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Mount Stapylton Loop Walk & Millar Road) continue straight, to head along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 25 m come to the end.

This is the side trip that takes you to the summit of Mount Stapylton.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Mount Stapylton Loop Walk.
After another 440 m come to "Mount Stapylton".
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 440 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Mount Stapylton (Gunigalg) Circuit from Stapylton Campground


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 11 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one -82 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-82 m[toilet]
Camp site
11 kmStapylton Campground
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