Mount St Leonard Circuit

8 h 30 min to 13 h

24.7 km
circuit

↑ 1246 m
↓ -1246 m

Hard track
Starting near the end of Donnelly’s Weir Road, Healesville, this circuit walk loops past Mount St Leonard via the Condons Track. This highly challenging but rewarding circuit takes you through beautiful forest and bushland along the edges of the Yarra Ranges. Enjoy the beautiful sound of birds, and keep a lookout for kangaroos. The initial part of the track is wide and easy to follow, but then it becomes very steep, particularly near the top. Condons Track ends at the Monda Road which is a wide and flat fire trail, making for a much needed cool-down period. A short steep climb to the top of Mount St Leonard takes you to an observational platform, from where there are excellent views of the Yarra Ranges, Port Phillip Bay, You Yangs and Macedon Ranges. At just over 1000m, this is the highest part of the walk. The track then descends back to Donnelly's Weir. Be aware that some sections of this walk can get very muddy and slippery after rain, and walking poles can be helpful. This is a relatively tough walk with many steep ascents and descents, requiring a moderate amount of fitness and endurance. 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 (-37.6378911,145.5357059)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Maroondah Highway, 34
  • Turn on to Maroondah Highway, B300 then drive for 20.8 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Lalors Road and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn left onto Crowley Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Maroondah Highway, B360 and drive for another 710 m
  • Turn left onto Myers Creek Road and drive for another 35 m
  • Continue onto St Leonards Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn right onto Maroondah Parade and drive for another 780 m
  • Keep left onto Donnellys Weir Road and drive for another 470 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 580 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 2.1 km (at the intersection of Road 22 & Track 17) turn sharp right, to head along Road 22.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Road 21 & Road 22) continue straight, to head along Road 22.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Road 22 & Condons Walk Track) continue straight, to head along Condons Walk Track.
After another 1.4 km turn left, to head along Condons Walk Track.
After another 2.1 km head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Monda Road & Condons Walk Track continue straight, to head along Monda Road (a vehicle track).
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Monda Road & Block Four Road) continue straight, to head along Monda Road.
After another 1.4 km (at the intersection of Hardy Creek Road & Monda Road) continue straight, to head along Monda Road.
After another 175 m pass the "Fire Dugout" (10 m on your left).
After another 2.3 km (at the intersection of Tanglefoot Loop & Monda Road) continue straight, to head along Monda Road.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Monda Road & Quarry Road (Tanglefoot Loop)) continue straight, to head along Monda Road.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Monda Road & Road 10) continue straight, to head along Road 10 (a vehicle track).
After another 7 m head through/around the gate.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Road 10.
After another 790 m (at the intersection of Track 11 & Road 10) continue straight.
After another 255 m turn right.
After another 75 m come to the viewpoint (25 m on your right).
Then pass the "Mount St Leonard" (30 m on your left).
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 255 m (at the intersection of Track 11 & Road 10) turn around, to head along Track 11 (a walking track).
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of Road 11 & Track 11) continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail) (a vehicle track).
After another 2.8 km continue straight.
After another 830 m continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 690 m (at the intersection of Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail) & Road 20) continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 580 m (at the intersection of Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail) & Track 23) continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Track 12 & Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail)) continue straight, to head along Track 12 (a vehicle track).
After another 160 m turn left, to head along Track 12.
After another 780 m pass the toilet (20 m on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight, to head along Track 12.
After another 220 m pass the "Donnelly's Weir" (10 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 310 m continue straight.
After another 105 m head through/around the gate.
After another 730 m turn right.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 50 m veer right, to head along Track 17.
After another 580 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Mount St Leonard Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 24.7 km
Time 8 h 30 min to 13 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
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
Shelter: There is one 9.7 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 22.7 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
9.7 kmFire Dugout
Toilet
22.7 km[toilet]
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