Mount Remarkable Summit Hike

5 h to 7 h

13 km
return

↑ 780 m
↓ -780 m

Hard track
Starting near the Melrose Campground at the end of Joes Road, Melrose, this walk leads to the summit of Mount Remarkable and back via the Mount Remarkable Walking Track. The hike to Mount Remarkable starts from the main trailhead at the Monument, past the caravan park. The terrain varies from lush green carpet, scree slopes, low-lying bushland and expansive dry eucalypt forest. As you ascend the mountain, you'll be rewarded with great views over the area. However, on the summit, there is no lookout, and dense vegetation obscures the view. The trail is long and slow, with a steady gradient winding around the side of the mountain. There are some challenging scree slopes with loose rocky terrain. The signage is clear, and the trail is relatively easy to follow. 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 (-32.8232171,138.1843326)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Augusta Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Main North Road, B56 then drive for 20.8 km
  • Turn right onto Horrocks Highway, B56, B82 and drive for another 23.9 km
  • Turn right onto Joes Road and drive for another 470 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 430 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 20 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the Melrose War Memorial at the end of Joe’s Road, Melrose, head towards the metal gate next to the informational signpost with a green little roof, moving directly away from the monument. Pass through the gap next to the metal gate and head towards the green knee-height signpost where the tracks intersect. Head towards the narrow track where the arrow next to the sign “Mount Remarkable Summit Hike” points to. Follow the dirt track(Farmer Johns Freewheelin Fun Track) as it veers slightly left to continue along Mount Remarkable Summit Hike.....
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Start heading along Farmer Johns Freewheelin Fun Track.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Dodging Bullets & Farmer Johns Freewheelin Fun Track) continue straight, to head along Farmer Johns Freewheelin Fun Track.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Farmer Johns Freewheelin Fun Track & Mount Remarkable Walking track) continue straight, to head along Mount Remarkable Walking track (a walking track).
After another 900 m continue straight, to head along Mount Remarkable Walking track.
After another 450 m pass the "Heysen Trail 1.4 km" (on your left).
Then come to the "Boulder" (8 m on your right).
After another 310 m pass the "Heysen Trail 1.6 km".
After another 920 m pass the "Heysen Trail 2.6 km" (on your right).
After another 970 m pass the "Heysen Trail 3.6 km" (6 m on your right).
After another 610 m pass the "Heysen Trail 4.2 km Plane Crash" (on your right).
After another 730 m (at the intersection of Mount Remarkable Walking track & Unmarked Trail V Steep) continue straight, to head along Mount Remarkable Walking track.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Mount Remarkable Walking track & Mount Remkarable Range Track) continue straight, to head along Mount Remarkable Walking track.
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Mount Remarkable Walking track & Unmarked Trail V Steep) continue straight, to head along Mount Remarkable Walking track.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Heysen Trail & Mount Remarkable Walking track) turn left, to head along Heysen Trail.
(Mount Remarkable) Continue another 85 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.5 km to get back to the start.
"Mount Remarkable".
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Mount Remarkable Summit Hike


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 13 km
Time 5 h to 7 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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