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Walking trail

Bawden Road / Douglas Road to Macedon Memorial Cross (The goat track)

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The goat track

3. Bawden Road / Douglas Road to Macedon Memorial Cross - 2.2km, 1hr, Moderate to Difficult

The track runs parallel with the road for a short distance before zigzagging up the southern face of Mount Macedon. This is the steepest part of the track and may be slippery. On reaching Hoods Track, you begin to leave the dry Messmate/gum forest and merge into a wet Messmate/gum forest. Since the Ash Wednesday fires of February 1983 there has been prolific regeneration including stands of wattle, Messmate, Snow Gum and Alpine Ash. The understorey contains plants such as Hazel Pomaderris and Hop Goodenia, and ferns such as Mother Shield and Fishbone. The track merges on to a sealed path within the Cross Reserve. Turn left to exit the Cross Reserve via the Gatehouse.

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Walking trails

Things to see and do

  • Hiking

Facilities

  • Car parking (Bawden Rd)
  • Car parking (Tea Rooms)
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