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Mount Dandenong Triple Track Ascent (2020 Edition)

Mount Dandenong Triple Track Ascent (2020 Edition)


Walks (Day)

45-47 Glasgow Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

45-47 Glasgow Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

Adventure Description

This is a updated version of Trail Hiking’s infamous Triple Track Ascent Walk which is no longer possible (Birthday Track is now officially closed and clearly marked as an unofficial track which is illegal to use). It has ample parking on the side of the road and is a great hike for groups as the track is composed of 3 loops, all of which return to the starting point on their return (where people can finish prematurely).

The track is well defined, but it is easiest to use GPS to ensure you are following the right track (it is illegal to use Birthday track, as it is an unofficial one).

Some parts of this track are steep, and we don’t recommend during the track during rain. There are bathrooms at Skyhigh (at the top), which we’ve added to the first loop. We recommend trekking poles and hiking shoes.

Begin the walk on Glasgow rd, and walk uphill until you reach the junction. Turn left to turn onto Singleton Terrace, until turning right to turn onto Link track and then turning left onto firelink track. Finally, turn uphill onto the observatory track. After reaching Kyeema track, turn left and then turn right onto Trig track until reaching Skyhigh (where there are bathrooms).

Return back to Kyeema track (turning left onto it) and follow the mountain around until walking down Glasgow Track (which is basic scrambling) until reaching the initial junction.

When reaching the starting junction, turn left onto Carmelia track and turn left onto Rankin track (make sure you don’t use Birthday track, which you can identify by all the logs in the path) and right onto Dacite Track. Follow Zig Zag track up to to Kyeema where you turn left and stop at Bourke lookout if you want (you’ll know it when you see it). Turn left down Observatory Track. Turn left onto Fireline, right onto Link Track and left onto Singleton Track returning back to the beginning junction.

Finally, turn left onto Glasgow Track and ascend the mountain until reaching Kyeema again. Turn right, then turn right onto zig zag track to proceed down the mountain, right onto Dacite track, left onto rankin, right onto Camelia and return to the beginning junction completing the walk.

Adventure Details


Hard, Moderate



Walks (Day)

Known Risks

Scrambling, Slippery (Mud), Slippery (Rocks)


This information is subject to change and may be incomplete or incorrect. Always be prepared. For More Info, please see Understanding Risks

Trail Map

Total distance: 15484 m
Max elevation: 627 m
Min elevation: 246 m
Total climbing: 1261 m
Total descent: -1260 m
Download file: Mount Dandenong Triple Track Trek (2020).gpx


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45-47 Glasgow Rd, Mount Dandenong VIC 3767, Australia

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