Marysville Hiking: An Adventurers Guide To The Area

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Whether you’re someone who enjoys hiking in the cooler or warmer months, one thing is for certain – Marysville is a popular location for many outdoor pursuits including walking, hiking, and camping.

This “listicle” is designed to give you a brief overview of some of the most popular and underrated Marysville hiking trails in the area.

We believe they cater for most adventure enthusiasts whether you’re a beginner hiker or someone who is a little more experienced.

Regardless, we reckon the ones we have included are some of the must-do Marysville walks in the area.

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Keppel Lookout Trail via Steavenson Falls – 15kms

This would have to be one of the most popular, most accessible, and most searched Marysville walks in the entire area.

Taking in Steavenson Falls – arguably the most popular tourist attraction in town – and Keppel Lookout itself, this near-on 15km walk weaves its way through some beautiful scenery offering views of the wider Marysville region, as well as the Cathedral Ranges in the distance.

There are a number of locations you can begin this hike from, but we would recommend starting this Marysville hiking trail at Gallipoli Park in the heart of town.

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Tree Fern Gully Trail – 9kms

Forming part of the aforementioned Keppel Lookout via Steavenson Falls trail, the Tree Fern Gully Trail is a solid little hike starting from the heart of town at Gallipoli Park.

Just shy of 9kms, it follows a steady bushland path along the Steavenson River as you make your way to the falls and back.

The great thing about the falls themselves is that it has two handy viewing platforms – upper and lower – for you to view this impressive waterfall from.

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The Cumberland Track – 4kms

Very much an underrated hike, and not one of the very well-known Marysville walks, the Cumberland Track is ideal for those looking for a short walk but without any crowds.

An easy 4kms, this one of the Marysville hiking trails that includes two really nice waterfalls – Cora Lynn and Cumberland Falls – and winds its way through bushland and rainforest terrain.

It is worth noting that as it’s not often walked along, you may find you’re contending with fallen branches and a slightly overgrown path in certain sections.

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Lake Mountain Day Loop Walk – 14kms

Located at the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, the loop walk consists of a maze of tracks that can really be done any which way you like.

Starting from the resort car park, the trail follows several of the ski fields accessible for walkers outside of the snow season and takes in some amazing views along the way.

Whilst the picturesque scenery is evident every step of the way, you are constantly reminded of the Black Saturday fires of 2009 via the dead trees that litter the area.

A decent walk for those comfortable with navigating their way through a maze of trails, this is one of a few Marysville walks that will offer you something different.

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Keppel Hut Return Trail via Lake Mountain – 14km

Another genuinely interesting hike in the Lake Mountain area, the Keppel Hut Return Trail makes its way across the highest point in the Yarra Ranges.

Starting at the Lake M0untain Alpine Resort car park, and best-suited outside of snow season, you’ll make your way directly north-west/west along well-formed ski field paths before arriving at a much narrower path heading towards the hut.

Whether you’re staying for a few hours or overnight, the Keppel Hut area is a great spot with plenty of room to either sit down for something to eat or pitch your tent before heading back the following day.

If you’re not a fan of crowds and have some bushwalking experience, then this Marysville hiking trail might be for you.

Are There Any Other Marysville Walks To Explore?

The above adventures are probably the ones we deem worth checking out in the area.

Nearby is the stunning Cathedral Ranges State Park which includes the Cathedral Ranges Northern Circuit and the Cathedral Ranges Southern Circuit.

These are Grade 4 & Grade 5 adventures respectively, so be sure to consider your current bushwalking experience before attempting either.

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