The Mount Pilot Trail is an 8 mi looped trail that starts and ends at the junction of the Mount Pilot Track and McGuinness Lane in the Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park, Victoria, Australia.
Get off the beaten track with this less popular but not less beautiful walking trail. Offering a wild and rugged adventure with ‘off-trail’ sections through the Chiltern-Mount Pilot National Park, this mountain trail is graded as Medium difficulty and is usually completed in 3 – 4 hours, taking on a total elevation gain of 1295 ft.
From the wide dirt track at the start, the trail soon throws some tough sections into the mix with areas that are and feel very ‘off-trail’ and remote. Navigate steep rock slabs with fixed chains, boulders, and areas of native bush and forest.
There are small wooden markers with yellow arrows to show the route but these are hard to see at times, especially on sections of overgrown and dense scrub, which is why this is a route recommended for experienced hikers with navigational skills. The challenging elements only adding to the beauty of this walk and the triumph upon reaching the summit of Mount Pilot at 545 metres.
Dogs are not allowed in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.