Blue Rag Range – 16km

Date(s) - 2 May 2021


  • Grade 4 Medium-Hard
  • Leader: David G
  • Phone: 0432 632 142 after 8pm
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  • Final booking date: Bookings the Monday to Wednesday prior to the walk please

There is a very limited window of opportunity to walk on Blue Rag Range due to its exposed location just below Hotham, you either fry or freeze. So we’ll take this opportunity to do a really spectacular walk before the snow closes the road and we can’t get in.

We take the Dargo Plains Road and park cars at its junction with the Blue Rag Range 4WD track.

The walk involves some good ups and downs all on track and all the way out to the trig point where if the weather is kind to us we will have beautiful views across the High Plains.

This is an out and back walk, so we will return via the same route.

I have ‘upgraded’ this walk though from previous program iterations (previously listed as a medium) as my gps mapping software says there is over 650m cumulative elevation gain.

I haven’t done this walk but it looks straightforward and I’ve heard good reviews of it. If there is rain or storms forecast, I’ll offer a substitute (but more sheltered) medium-hard walk instead.

The main risks with this walk are vehicles (it is a popular 4WD track, but this is outside school holidays), and exposure (heat or cold/rain).