Trek 4 - Blue Rag Range

Trek 4 Blue Rag Range

blue rag range trig, red carriage, white timber spur, devils hollow

Trek 4 - Blue Rag Range

Blue Rag Range Trig, Red Carriage, White Timber Spur, Devils Hollow.

Start The General Store

Head North on the Great Alpine Road heading towards Harrietville and Bright.There are numerous lookouts along the way. (Toilets inside the 24H Transit Lounge - Mt Hotham Resort Management Office)

9.7 km Dargo High plains Road on Left

Turn left onto Dargo High Plains Road.

11.45 km Blue Rag Range Track on Right

Turn right onto Blue Rag Range Track.CAUTION – Engage you vehicle’s low range 4WD capability.

3.4 km Basalt Knob North Track on Left

Stay on Blue Rag Range Track.

3.5 km Blue Rag Range Trig Marker

Park and enjoy the view. When you’re ready return along Blue Rag Range Track. CAUTION – Steep slopes, take care when exploring.(Photo Opportunity)

3.5 km Basalt Knob North Track on Right

Keep right onto Basalt Knob North Track.

350 m Helipad

Stay on Basalt Knob North Track.(Photo Opportunity)

9.6 km Ritchie Road Intersection

Turn left onto Ritchie Road. Visit the Red Train Carriage picnic area directly across from intersection.(Picnic area)

6.7 km Whisky Bottle Flat Campsite

Stay on Ritchie Road

11.7 km Thirty Five Mile Creek Campsite

Stay on Ritchie Road.

9.7 km Dargo High Plains Intersection

Turn left onto Dargo High Plains Road.  Little Woman’s Grave opposite intersection.

250 m Gows Hotel Site (ruins) on Right

Park in a safe place and explore the area.  When you are ready continue on the Dargo High Plains Road.

10.1 km King Spur Track on Right

Turn right onto King Spur Track, keep left through clearing and travel 200m to Lankey Plain Hut.  When you are ready return to the clearing and turn left onto King Spur Track.

2.5 km Clearing on Left (Devils Hollow)

Park in a safe place and walk over flat ground to the edge of a cliff with great views north towards Mt Hotham.CAUTION – Stay back from the cliff edge, as the ground can be unstable. Keep a close eye on any children.(Photo opportunity) 
When you are ready return to the clearing and turn right onto Dargo High Plains Track.

17.5 km Great Alpine Road Intersection

Turn right to return to Mt Hotham.OPTION – Turn left to Harrietville (19 km) and Bright (45 km)

9.7 km The General Store Mt Hotham

This is the end of this journey! 

Dargo High Plains Road  
Unsealed road, typically well maintained with overtaking/passing opportunities, containing rough sections of corrugations and/or potholes.

Blue Rag Range Track  Narrow track with no facility for overtaking/passing, containing ruts, water drainage mounds, steep drop-offs, uneven terrain, switchbacks, blind crests, steep ascents and steep descents.

Basalt Knob North Track
Narrow track with no facility for overtaking/passing, containing ruts, water drainage mounds, uneven terrain, switchbacks, steep ascents and steep descents.

Ritchie Road
Formed dirt road with minimal overtaking/passing opportunities, containing sections of corrugations, uneven terrain, sharp turns, switchbacks, wash outs and potholes.

King Spur Track
Narrow track with no facility for overtaking/passing, containing ruts, water drainage mounds, uneven terrain and sharp turns.

Blue Rag Range 
Not for the faint-hearted, Mount Blue Rag and the Blue Rag Range is the iconic high country peak of 4WDriving treks.  A once valuable trig point used by the early surveyors in what was challenging and gruelling country to map.  Perched on a point in amid the wilderness of the Wongungarra Valley, this peak now rarely sees a surveyor, and is instead visited by the keen 4WD adventurer who wants to experience some of that early pioneering spirit.  The views into the wilderness across the High Country and across to the Great Dividing Range are a photographer’s dream.