Maroondah Dam to Mount Tanglefoot Walk

15 h to 2 days

44.7 km
return

↑ 2113 m
↓ -2113 m

Hard track
Starting near the car park on Maroondah Rear Access Road, in the Maroondah Reservoir Park, Healesville, this massive walk takes you past Mount Leonard, all the way to Mount Tanglefoot and back. Be warned – the steep inclines on this walk will give your quads a serious workout. From the mountaintops, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Yarra Ranges and the city of Melbourne. This track is suitable for people who have done a reasonable amount of hiking before. 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 (-37.6438627,145.5495761)
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 3.1 km
  • Turn left onto McKenzie Avenue and drive for another 570 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Henderson Loop Road and drive for another 880 m
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Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 7 m continue straight.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 30 m veer left, to head along Maroondah Main Loop Road.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 65 m pass the shelter (7 m on your right).
After another 95 m turn left.
After another 20 m pass the shelter (20 m on your right).
After another 60 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
After another 410 m continue straight.
After another 145 m continue straight.
After another 270 m continue straight.
After another 780 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Track 17.
After another 650 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Donnellys Weir Road & Track 17 turn sharp right, to head along Donnellys Weir Road (a vehicle track).
After another 380 m continue straight, to head along Donnellys Weir Road.
After another 310 m cross the ford.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 310 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the "Donnelly's Weir" (10 m on your right).
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Track 12.
After another 175 m pass the toilet (20 m on your right).
After another 600 m turn right, to head along Track 12.
After another 160 m (at the intersection of Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail) & Track 12) continue straight (a walking track).
After another 570 m continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 640 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 690 m continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 830 m continue straight, to head along Road 11 (Start of Bicentennial National Trail).
After another 2.8 km (at the intersection of Road 11 & Track 11) continue straight, to head along Track 11 (a walking track).
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of Track 11 & Road 10) continue straight, to head along Road 10 (a vehicle track).
After another 790 m continue straight, to head along Road 10.
After another 350 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Monda Road & Road 10 continue straight, to head along Monda Road (a vehicle track).
After another 560 m (at the intersection of Monda Road & Quarry Road (Tanglefoot Loop)) turn sharp left, to head along Quarry Road (Tanglefoot Loop) (a walking track).
After another 100 m head through/around the gate.
After another 2.9 km continue straight, to head along Quarry Road (Tanglefoot Loop).
After another 570 m cross the bridge (about 7 m long)
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Tanglefoot Loop & Quarry Road (Tanglefoot Loop)) turn sharp right, to head along Tanglefoot Loop.
After another 50 m pass the toilet (6 m on your left).
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Tanglefoot Loop & Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk) continue straight, to head along Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk (a footpath).
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Tanglefoot Loop & Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk) turn right, to head along Tanglefoot Loop (a walking track).
After another 80 m (at the intersection of Myrtle Gully Circuit & Myrtle Gully Circuit (Tanglefoot Loop)) continue straight, to head along Myrtle Gully Circuit.
After another 3.2 km veer left, to head along Myrtle Gully Circuit.
After another 35 m head into the picnic table.
After another 120 m turn right, to head along Myrtle Gully Circuit.
After another 950 m come to the "Tanglefoot" (15 m on your left).
After another 45 m turn around, to head along Myrtle Gully Circuit.
About 25 m past the end is a sign.
About 15 m past the end is a car park.
About 25 m past the end is a toilet.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 22.3 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Maroondah Dam to Mount Tanglefoot Walk


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 44.7 km
Time 15 h to 2 days
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 Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 22.3 km from the start.

Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 14.9 km apart with the largest gap of 44.3 km.

Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 11.2 km apart with the largest gap of 22.3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
275 m[shelter]
Shelter
390 m[shelter]
Toilet
4.2 km[toilet]
Toilet
17.8 km[toilet]
Camp site
22.3 kmTanglefoot
Toilet
22.4 km[toilet]
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