Mt Everard Circuit
This challenging 22km long loop takes in three of Kinglake National Park’s highest forested peaks, Mt Beggary, Mt Everard and Mt Jerusalem.
Starting out from the Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area you'll begin on the Shelley Harris Track through lush bushland, crossing several small streams at certain times of year. This trail then connects to the Mt Jerusalem Track for a short way then to the Cookson Hill Track.
Through this section you may catch a glimpse or two of Melbourne in the distance before connecting with the Mt Everard Track. Here the trail follows the edge of the ridgeline and you'll be rewarded with views of surrounding forested ridges.
This then connects with the Bundy Track before reconnecting to the Mt Jerusalem Track for the return. Throughout the entirety of the route there’s a mix of scrubby bush, gum trees and ferns – a winner for those who love to hike amongst native bushland.
Make sure you’re of a suitable fitness level as it's around 20km in length and has various long ascents and descents along it's length. Make sure you hike with suitable equipment and let someone know if you go!
Kinglake National Park is only 50km north east of Melbourne on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Jehosaphat Gully Picnic Area is located at the end of Parkland Rd off Kinglake-Healesville Road, only 5 minutes from the township of Kinglake.
*Before you go please read our top travel safety tips HERE