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Mt Towrong / Camels Hump - Macedon Ranges

Mt Towrong / Camels Hump - Macedon Ranges

15km

Walks (Day)

Lions Head Road Car Park,Mount Macedon VIC 3441, Australia

Lions Head Road Car Park,Mount Macedon VIC 3441, Australia

Adventure Description

This is a moderate / easy track found in the Macedon ranges which summits Camels hump and Mt Towrong.

Mt Towrong is an 800m high mountain with a flat summit located within a nice forest setting. The view at the top isn’t breathtaking, but the trip on the way is awesome.

Camels Hump is often used for rock climbing and has an observation platform at the top. The view is excellent.

For those who need them, there are toilets whilst driving to the starting point located at Day’s Picnic ground (which is located at the beginning of Lion’s head road). The trail also passes these toilets on the way back.

The trail is well defined, but can get slippery at times after rain.

The trek starts at the carpark. You’ll see an obvious trail leaving the carpark. Follow it and head left, which will bring you around Sanatorium lake.

When you get to the information board on the other side of the lake, keep left and follow the trail for a while, turning right (instead of going to the picnic ground), continuing for a while and then doing a double left to follow down the other side of the clearing.

Follow the trail, cross the road to the other side and follow zig zag track, turning onto the clearly marked Hemphills track.

When you reach a junction, head towards Mt Towrong (turn right) and follow the track which will bring you to Mt Towrong Summit (which is flat, and you probably won’t know when you’re there).

Turn right onto Anzac rd, and continue all the way (past the reservoir), and continue through the park gate, and follow the trail, turning slightly right onto Moola track, and then returning to Zig zag track which you follow returning to barringo road where you turn left, and follow up until you reach the the main road (C322), past the Lion head rd junction.

Turn Left onto the road, then right up the large junction up Cameron Drive. Turn right onto the camels hump parking, and slight right (kind of a U-turn) to follow and ascend the trail the full way to Camels hump.

After reaching the summit, and having lunch, return, return left onto Camerons road, left at the main intersection again, right onto Barringo rd, and bear left to go down Lions head road. You’ll pass the picnic ground (where toilets are available). After following the road all the way down, you’ll finally reach your car.

Adventure Details

Difficulty

Moderate

 

Type

Walks (Day)

Known Risks

Slippery (Mud)

 

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: 14835 m
Max elevation: 1002 m
Min elevation: 642 m
Total climbing: 600 m
Total descent: -599 m
Download file: Mt Towrong and Camels Hump - Mt Macedon.gpx

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Lions Head Road Car Park,Mount Macedon VIC 3441, Australia

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