Falls Creek: Frying Pan Spur

Date(s) - 2 Mar 2024


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: Eileen Clark
  • Phone: 0412 042 195
  • Participant numbers:8
  • Final booking date: Wednesday 28 February 2024

Frying Pan Spur, at the northern end of Falls Creek, provides extensive views over the area and the upper Kiewa valley. On this walk, we will take one of the easier access routes. Starting from Howman’s Gap, we take the Packhorse Track to Falls Creek. This is a delightful track that winds through forest and past Falls Creek Falls. Once in the village, we take the staircase (about 200 steps!) up past the ‘Bogong Moth’ water tank and keep climbing almost to Pretty Valley road. We follow a path running parallel with the road under the Eagle chairlift and keep heading to the point known as the Summit, from where it is a short distance to the trig point on Frying Pan Spur. We return to the village down the Home and Away Trail and then back to the start along Packhorse Track. Total distance is about 14 km, nearly all on shared foot/mountain bike tracks. There are some steep parts and it is a bit rocky in places. Walking poles recommended if you use them, and you will need to be prepared for changeable Alpine weather. This walk is not suitable for beginners.

If you are interested coming on this walk, please ring me to discuss it. Bookings are NOT ACCEPTED by email or SMS.