Mt Bogong via Staircase Spur Track

Alpine National Park

Mount Bogong (1986m) is the highest mountain in Victoria and provides a challenge to ascend but is worth every drop of perspiration to get those forever views.

Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Travel in via Mt Beauty to the Mountain Creek Camp area.

Trails lead from there.

You can also access Bogong via a couple of other spurs, Eskdale & Granite if you have a 4wd.


Mitta Mitta 8324 N if you seek a topographic map.

Route/Trail notes

Be prepared for the relentless climb, there is little rest climbing upwards.

The trail is pretty clear and easy to follow and once out of the tree line there are snow poles.

Bivouac Hut is roughly half way up the Staircase Spur and there is a water tank there although you should not blindly rely on it having water.

If you go up Eskdale there is a similar hut called Michell on the way up and it too has a water tank.

After these locations you are unlikely to able to find water as you are walking the spurs.

Take plenty of water.


No park fees in Victoria.

Other References

Refer the Vic Parks website.

GPS Tracks

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After everything I have heard about this hike I was surprised to find it had quite a gradual ascent. I mean yes it is like 3 and a bit hours of continuous uphill, but it is nicely graded and very easy to follow. I would say the gradient is similar to the ascent up Flinders Peak (except there is no scrambling on Bogong). The first 7/8s is in forest and the last 1/8 is open alpine terrain where you get your first glimpse at the amazing views. In my opinion Mt Barney (QLD) is harder than Mt Bogong so if you can do that you can do this. Saw a friendly Tiger Snake on the way back down.

Vonsnrub on 25 Apr, 2022

Beautiful weather over Easter, lucky and spoilt.
Did it up Eskdale, camped at Michell Hut, wandered the top, out to Cleve Cole Hut, then down Staircase to Bivouac, camped at Bivouac and down staircase the next day.

drewmac on 26 Mar, 2016

3 Peaks Challenge

BJ on 17 Mar, 2016


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