Mt Machar Summit

Glen Rock Regional Park

A fun little loop hike to the top of Mt Macha ascending via the steep razorback and descending via the firetrail.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Set course for the Glenrock National Park - specifically the Casuarina camping area where you will find an abundance of parking. Mt Philp and Glen Rock are on one side of the valley and Mt Macha is on the other side.

Route/Trail notes

The start of the walk can be a little tricky to find, but so long as you cross the river and start walking left on the firetrail you will eventually get to the intersection which is marked with a sign indicating Mt Macha. Take that firetrail and begin your ascent. Eventually you will pop out at another intersection where an obvious ridgline will be present. Leave the firetrail and follow a faint track up that follows a fenceline. This will lead you to the razorback. The razorback involves some decent scrambling sections but exposure is fairly minimal. Once you reach the end of the razorback follow the faint trail that joins the main firetrail. You will see a gate and a fence, continue walking uphill on the firetrail keeping the fence on your left. Getting to the geographical summit is a bit tricky without a map and compass or a GPS as it essentially means leaving the track and tracking right into the bushes. The views are better on the razorback than they are at the summit but still a nice place to sit and reflect. 


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Was pleasantly surprised by this walk. Unlike the neighboring Mt Philp there is a pretty decent track the entire way. The razorback is steep and challenging with some nice climbing sections but nothing death defying. The views are great, definitely a rewarding experience. Up the razorback I don't think it really makes much difference which side of the fence you stay on as you can switch between them when it's convenient to do so. The walk back down was pretty cruisy, just a gentle descent down the firetrail you intersect at the top of the razorback.

Vonsnrub on 20 Aug, 2022


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