Hiking from Troopers Creek Campsite, over Mount Difficult and then down to Beehive Falls in The Grampians, Victoria , Australia.

Five of us travelled in two cars for 2.5-3 hours from Melbourne to Beehive Falls carpark, about a 15 minute drive from Halls Gap in the heart of the Grampians.

We left one car at Beehive Falls and all piled into the other and drove to Troopers Creek Campsite - it seemed like a pretty easy trail from one carpark to the other, but we took the hard route, literrally hiking over a mountain range named "Mount Difficult".


It was a two day hike - Day 1 was from Troopers Creek Campsite, up to Mount Diffiicult Summit then over to Briggs Bluff Campiste for the night. On the second day, we hiked mostly downhill past Briggs Bluff to Beehive Falls.


Take a look at the video of the amazing views of the incredible Australian outdoors we saw along the way on our hike through the Grampians in Southwest Victoria - such a short distance from the big smoke. Plenty more details and photos to be updated here shortly!



BEEHIVE FALLS ... Distance: 2.8 km return Time: 1 - 1½ hours Elevation Change: 110 metres Grade: medium Start: Beehive Falls Carpark, Roses Gap Road


BRIGGS BLUFF ... Distance: 10.6 km return Time: 4½ - 5½ hours Elevation Change: 419 metres Grade: hard Start: Beehive Falls Carpark, Roses Gap Road

MOUNT DIFFICULT ... Distance: 8.8 km return Time: 4 - 5 hours Elevation Change: 466 metres Grade: hard Start: Troopers Creek Campground, Roses Gap Road



Day 1: From Troopers Creek Campground to Briggs Bluff Hikers Campsite via the Mount Difficult Summit

The track was closed due to a bush fire a few years ago -  we faced an overgrown path and with-in about 5 minutes, we couldn't see where to go.

Track Closed Mt Difficult - The Grampians

Lost on Mt Difficult - The Grampians Stefan and Chelsea Mt Difficult - The Grampians sm

We bumped into @andrewcowell, he was on his way down from his regular hike to the summit and pointed us in the right direction.

Group Photo whikle Hiking Mt Difficult - The Grampians 433x325 Tom Roberts taking photo while Hiking Mt Difficult - The Grampians 433x325

Stopping at Guy's Ledge for a rest, then we came across a waterfall, giving us a chance to cool off.

Mt Difficult - The Grampians - Guys Ledge 433 325 Mt Difficult - The Grampians - Stopping at Guys Ledge 433 325

Mt Difficult - hanging legs - the Grampians

Mt Difficult - The Grampians Stefan Waterfall 433 Tom Roberts waterfall Mt Difficult - The Grampians 433 325

From the waterfall to the Mount Difficult Campsite was a really hard hike - steep and heavy hauling our gear up and over rocks and boulders. From the campsite to Mount Difficult Summit is steep, although we left our bags and gear at the campsite and it made it seem super easy to get right to the top of the mountain, we practically ran to the rest of the way up. Three of us made it up to the top in about 10-15 minutes and the girls enjoyed looking around a bit more and taking their time, so they arrived 5-10 minutes after us.

The view of the Northern Grampians from the Mount Difficult Summit allows you to see right to the horrizon in some directions, then the cascading mountains in others.

Tom Roberts The Summit - Mt Difficult - The Grampians

The Summit of Mt Difficult - The Grampians Group Photo Guy Roberts Eva Haalebos The Summit - Mt Difficult - The Grampians

Mt Difficult - The Grampians 433 235 hiking at dusk Mt Difficult - The Grampians 433 325

We made it to the Brigs Bluff hikers campsite about an hour before the sun went down. It was quite an easy hike and mostly descending from Mount Difficult campsite - the views were amazing.

Briggs Bluff Hikers Campsite - The Grampians Briggs Bluff Hikers Campsite - The Grampians Group Photo

Day 2: Briggs Bluff hikers campsite to Beehive Falls

It's a really nice and easy walk coming out of Briggs Bluff campsite. We walked past Briggs Bluff and then the next hour or so of hiking was an insanly sharp descent, almost down a cliff edge - it was spectacular dropping 18 inches or so per step and weaving between the cliffs and mountains, although it was a bit rough on the legs.

Slowly Hiking down to Beehive Falls.

Briggs Bluff - The Grampians

Hiking Briggs Bluff to Beehhive Falls- The Grampians Hiking Briggs Bluff to Beehhive Falls- The Grampians Group Shot

Hiking Briggs down to Beehhive Falls- The Grampians Group Shot 

Hiking Briggs down to Beehhive Falls- The Grampians

Beehive Falls Shower - The Grampians Beehive Falls, Grampians

Beehive Falls by Tom Roberts with Guy and Eva - The Grampians

Beehive Falls by Tom Roberts - The Grampians

Directions

The Grampians are in west Victoria, Australia - roughly a three hour drive from Melbourne.

Coming from Melbourne turn left off the western hwy on to roses gap road beehive falls car park is approximately 10km on the left and troopers creek campsite is another 5km