There are three potential places where the Myrtle Gully Tanglefoot Loop hiking trail could start from. In this case we are starting from Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road. We will first head up Myrtle Gully Circuit, and then at the halfway point cross over to continue along Tanglefoot Loop.
There are several hiking trails that extend out from Wirrawilla carpark which can be linked together in many different ways. This is quite a long loop of 17.5km so it can be quite taxing for some people. Be sure to take enough supplies with you of water and food/snacks. If you are running short at the halfway point, you do have the option to bail out and head back to Wirrawilla carpark which is a nice option to have.[adinserter name=”Toolangi State Forest Maps”]
After my most recent hike here in September 2017, Myrtle Gully Circuit has to be one of my favourite hiking trails in Victoria, second to Cathedral Ranges/Grampians. The forests are incredibly lush and the sounds of the wildlife in the area are simply beautiful. Combined with Tanglefoot Loop, this is a lovely hike.
Myrtle Gully Tanglefoot Loop hiking trail is a 17.5km loop hike which will take about 5 hours to complete. The hiking trail is lush with ferns and other greenery, and you can be assured that the ground will be muddy with some streams flowing down the trails in wetter months. Hiking poles may come in handy for additional stability in muddy areas.
Welcome to the Wirrawilla Rainforest:
Descend down into the fern gully and meander along the rainforest boardwalk through the spectacular cool temperature forest. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this special place as the forest creeks merge and flow beneath the ferns and ancient Myrtles.
- Starting Point: Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road.
- Hiking Trail Difficulty: Grade 3
- Distance: 17.5km
- Trail Type: Loop Hike
- Elevation Gain: 650m
- Elevation Loss: 650m
- Minimum Elevation: 640m
- Maximum Elevation: 950m
- Time to Complete: 6 hours
- Ending Point: Wirrawilla Carpark in Toolangi State Forest at the end of Quarry Rd, off Sylvia Creek Road.
Detailed Hiking Trail Guide:
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Last modified: January 24, 2018