Return to Eagles Peaks One Day Wonder details.
5.6km (challenging – hard)
Time on track – approximately 4 hours 45 minutes including breaks
Meet at the Merrijig High Country Hotel car park at 8:00am for an 8:45am departure.
After a short briefing session, travel approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, mostly on an unsealed road, to the start of the track.
Set off along a narrow walking track surrounded by thick ferns. This section will get your heart pumping before reaching a ridge where the track eases off to a more manageable gradient. It’s a very pleasant hike along this ridge amongst tall trees that provide nice shade on sunny days. As you gain elevation, the vegetation starts thinning out and the views of the surrounding area start opening up around you.
The last push to reach the top is the most challenging, scrambling up a steep scree hill, but the views are amazing. Regular rest stops give you the opportunity to really take in your surroundings and enjoy the views. Reaching the top is truly satisfying, and with breathtaking 360° views, you will feel on top of the world. This is a destination like no other.
Find yourself a nice spot to enjoy lunch while soaking in the high country views.
Breathe in the High Country and exhale the experience.
After lunch, you will have to say good bye to this amazing destination and believe me when I say that you will find it difficult to leave this place.
Heading back, you will retrace your steps down to the starting point, starting down the steep scree slope. Take extra care along this section. It is harder coming down then heading up.
You will arrive back in Merrijig at approximately 5:00pm.
Elevation at highest point: approx. 1448m ASL
Total ascent: approx. 490m
Total descent: approx. 490m