We went on a beautiful summers day and the area seemed quiet, even though we were 60km or so from Melbourne. Mainly popular with the mountain bike crowd, we decided to head along with a friend to complete the short but magnificent hike to the top of Flinders Peak.
To get to the hike’s starting point you drive through copious amounts of trees which quite often have Koalas sleeping in them, but on this occasion we didn’t see any. Once at the Turntable Carpark, you start the walk which apparently has over 400 steps. I actually read this after the walk which is a good thing because if I had known it, I may not have gone. To be honest, I don’t actually remember there being that amount of steps as they were scattered amongst the scaling path as you walk up.
There are are two things the You Yangs is well known for, they are;
- The large granite boulders. These are perfect for climbing and jumping on.
- A geoglyph which can been viewed from halfway up the hike. This was created by an Australian artist in recognition of the indigenous people of the area.
What: Flinders Peak Hike at the You Yangs
Where: You Yangs Regional Park, Victoria, Australia
Distance: 3.2km, 1 hour return hike
Reasonably easy hike up
What hikes have you done recently?