Mount Stapylton Loop Walk is a strenuous but spectacular walk in the Northern Grampians. The track passes a large cave and giant cliffs.
Start the walk from Stapylton campground.
Walk through a scrubby bushland and soon after crossing the Pohlner Road arrive to a junction, where you take the right side of the track.
Follow the track, climbing for almost 5 km, 300 meters from 254 to 454 meters altitude.
Passing a large cave, climb to a rocky point view on Mount Stapylton. After admiring the views, take the track towards Mount Zero Picnic Area. Turning left at the second junction with Mount Zero track, continue on Mount Stapylton loop walk, to return to the Mount Stapylton camp ground.
The total distance of the loop was 12.5 km. The track is difficult, rated hard with rocky sections.
Can be slippery if wet. Total time taken was 5.45 hours.
For changes of the track conditions check Parks Victoria website at http://parkweb.vic.gov.au
Mount Stapylton Camp ground is 15 km south west of Western Highway on Olive Plantation Road.
Access is on unsealed road.
Closest towns are Halls Gap at 28.6 km and Horsham at 27.1 km.