Lysterfield Loop to Lysterfield Hill

3 h 30 min to 6 h
1 h 30 min to 2 h 45 min

12.9 km
circuit

↑ 261 m
↓ -261 m

Easy track
Starting near the Mahogany Car park on Horsewood Road, Lysterfield, this walk loops around Lysterfield Lake, past Lysterfield Hills and back. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the lake and the surrounding hills, with fantastic nature and wildlife to admire. Many kangaroos can be spotted grazing on the lake's shoreline along the way. As you walk across the dam wall towards the end of the walk, you will get the best views of the lake. This walk has plenty of variety, with many flat sections and a couple of steep climbs easily handled on the well-maintained trails. Many signposts facilitate navigation. Keep in mind that this walk is very popular and can get rather busy on weekends. 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 (-37.9657553,145.3023728)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Monash Freeway, M1
  • Turn on to Heatherton Road Off Ramp then drive for 410 m
  • Keep left onto Heatherton Road Off Ramp and drive for another 3.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Heatherton Road, 14 and drive for another 2.7 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 410 m
  • Continue onto Belgrave - Hallam Road, C404 and drive for another 1.4 km
  • Turn left onto Horswood Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 and drive for another 155 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 and drive for another 75 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 7 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 65 m continue straight.
After another 65 m pass the "24hr Car Park" (on your right).
After another 7 m continue straight, to head along Logan Park Track.
After another 10 m head through the bicycle barrier.
At the intersection of East Boundary Track & Logan Park Track continue straight, to head along Logan Park Track.
After another 500 m (at the intersection of Logan Park Track & Lake track) continue straight, to head along Logan Park Track.
After another 650 m (at the intersection of Logan Park Track & Mahogany Track) turn left, to head along Mahogany Track.
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Thompson Track & Mahogany Track) turn right, to head along Thompson Track (a walking track).
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Lamberts Track & Thompson Track) turn left, to head along Lamberts Track (a vehicle track).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Lamberts Track & Boys Farm Track) continue straight, to head along Lamberts Track.
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Lamberts Track & Lake track) continue straight, to head along Lamberts Track.
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Powells Track & Lamberts Track) continue straight, to head along Lamberts Track.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Wallaby Track & Glen Track) continue straight, to head along Wallaby Track.
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Wallaby Track & Granite Link Trail) continue straight, to head along Wallaby Track.
After another 810 m (at the intersection of Quarry Track & Wallaby Track) continue straight, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 630 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Wallaby Track & Valley View Track) turn sharp right, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of State MTB Course & Valley View Track) continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 4 m (at the intersection of Valley View Track & Rock Garden Walk) continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Valley View Track & Grassy Spur Walk) continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Link Trail 1 & Valley View Track) continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 325 m continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 160 m continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 330 m continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Valley View Track.
After another 90 m turn sharp left.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along State MTB Course.
After another 135 m veer left.
After another 9 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Hug Trail.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Hug Trail & Cloverdale Track) continue straight, to head along Hug Trail.
After another 220 m turn left, to head along Hug Trail.
Then cross the bridge (about 65 m long)
After another 490 m (at the intersection of South Break & Hug Trail) turn left, to head along South Break (a vehicle track).
After another 110 m (at the intersection of Tramline Walk & South Break) turn sharp right, to head along Tramline Walk (a walking track).
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Lower Blair Witch Trail & Tramline Walk) continue straight, to head along Tramline Walk.
After another 510 m (at the intersection of Casuarina track & Tramline Walk) continue straight, to head along Casuarina track (a vehicle track).
After another 235 m (at the intersection of Casuarina track & Lake Circuit Trail) turn left, to head along Lake Circuit Trail.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Lake Circuit Trail.
After another 520 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 25 m pass the toilet (25 m on your right).
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 25 m veer right.
After another 135 m continue straight.
Then pass the "Visitor Centre Carpark" (on your right).
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 20 m veer left.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 3 m turn left.
After another 65 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lysterfield Loop to Lysterfield Hill


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 12.9 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 6 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 12.4 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
12.4 km[toilet]
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