Grampians Summit Road
Grampians Summit Road is a gravel service road for the transmission tower at the summit. It is the only road access right to the summit and provides a good uphill challenge amid pleasant native bush surrounds. Being a gravel road it is suited to both walkers and bikers.
|Length: 2.7 km||Time Required: 40 min for walkers, 30 min for MTB|
|Trail Type: 4WD road||Physical Difficulty: Moderate|
|Uses: Walking, running and MTB||Primary Direction: Either|
|Start Elevation: 45 m||Finish Elevation: 390 m|
|Links to: Kānuka Track, Grampians Walkway|
Grampians Summit Road begins off Robinson Road in the Brook Valley. The road heads up a gully and after 1 km makes a hairpin turn, and Kānuka Track splits off and continues straight up the gully. The road winds up the hill slope through native bush for another 1.4 km, before reaching the ridge (at 270 m) and linking and with Grampians Walkway. The road continues uphill to Grampians Saddle (where Tawa and Mahoe Tracks are met) and climbs the final 300 m to the summit.
As with all other tracks on Grampians, Summit Road can be combined with other tracks to create a longer, more varied route. A good option is to take Kānuka Track on the return leg back to Brook Valley.