Lake Mountain Summit Walk
Take in landscapes of snowgums and alpine heath, plus panoramic views of the Victorian Alps across to Melbourne and the Great Dividing Range from the Yarra Ranges National Park.
Follow the wide track as it climbs steeply for 200 metres before levelling out to a gentle incline to the summit. The track to Marysville lookout takes off to the west from just below the summit. From the summit the walk heads east to the Alps Lookout. From here it passes through an alpine bog and over several granite rock faces covered with lichens and mosses to reach the junction with the Snowy Hill track. Sherlocks lookout is located 100 metres along the Snowy track. Returning to the junction, the walk continues to Taggerty Valley View and then to Gerraty's car park via the summit.
You can also take the shorter walk of 40 minutes from Gerraty's car park to the summit, and a more challenging route starting from Snowy Hill car park.
The terrain is rocky in places and sturdy footwear is recommended. Alpine weather conditions are subject to change. Please dress appropriately.
Distance: 4km return
Duration: 2 hours at a leisurely pace
Track condition: Medium
Grade: Moderately steep
Start: Village car park
Finish: Village car park
Permits/bookings: None required
Further information: Contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre on Ph 13 19 63 (within Australia).