Razorback Ridge to Mount Feathertop

Alpine National Park

A classic walk along an alpine ridge from Diamantina Hut just bellow Mount Hotham to Victoria's second highest peak Mount Feathertop.

No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted
Camping Permitted

Getting there

On the Great Alpine Road just before the Mount Hotham Ski Resort when traveling from Harrietville. Opposite Diamantina Hut. No carpark park on side of road. Often multiple other cars parked as it's a popular walk.


Which maps cover the area?

Maps of Mount Hotham & Mount Feathertop

Route/Trail notes

From the trail head opposite Diamantina Hut follow the ridge a high or low route can be taken around the first knoll at the head of the Bon Accord Spur both routes meet up on the otherside heading into the saddle named the big dipper. The trail will then follow the ridge on or just below the ridge till the trail junction just below Little Mount Feathertop. The trail left leads to Federation Hut and the Bungalow Spur, the trail straight ahead Little Mount Feathertop which offers a great view of Mount Feathertop and the right hand trail leads onto the summit of Mount Feathertop. The trail then begins to climb Mount Feathertop ignore the signed turn off to the Tom Kneen Track this leads to a spring, the Melbourne University Mountain Club (MUMC) Hut and the North West Spur and continue up to the summit along the narrow and exposed ridge line. Once the summit is reached retrace your steps back along the Razorback Ridge.

The whole ridge will be coverd in snow during winter, and I advise not to tackle it from June - October if not experienced. Massive cornices appear on the ridge and avalanches are a daily occurence, the ridge is exposed and takes the full blast of wind, come prepared.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?


Other References

There is a good description of this walk, done in late December, with lots of photos in Photodiary of a Nomad - Mt Hotham Day Walks . 


GPS Tracks

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Daryl Keeley on 16 Jun, 2022

diid this hike back in 2008 with a youth group it was spring and when we broke the tree line we encountered snow thickly spread on the summit it was the most magical view ive ever seen and will have to come back again one day with my offspring

mitchell baker on 7 Dec, 2018

Did the return hike from hotham to Mt.Feathertop following the Razorback ridge. in one long day with my mum and a friend. Was a bit cloudy which spoiled the views a bit. Was cool to see the mountains in summer conditions - usually come here skiing. The snow gums are just beautiful. Path is well marked, some sections have steps.

klettersteig on 23 Jan, 2010

Excellent walk, loved it, my first major summit was feathertop.

Jonti on 7 Mar, 2006


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