52 Hike Challenge 2018

I am (attempting) the 52 Hike Challenge 2018! Whilst there is an official page for the challenge, it is essentially something anyone can start at any time, make their own rules for, etc. For myself, the aim of the game is to complete 52 hikes across 2018. I am allowing myself to repeat hikes if needed, and will count some ‘urban’ hikes and trail runs as well.

As a bit of additional accountability, I am going to list the hikes I have completed throughout the year on this page, with a link to the relevant blog post, where applicable. I will also be posting every hike on Instagram because I am a #millennial.

Most of my hikes are around the Melbourne area and regional Victoria, Australia. If you are doing the challenge I would love to see how you are going as well!

  1. Northern Range Circuit, Young Yangs Regional Park (13km)
  2. Point Nepean National Park (8km – trail run)
  3. Ted Errey Nature Circuit, Brisbane Ranges National Park (8km)
  4. Sugarloaf Reservoir and Christmas Hills Circuit (15km)
  5. Summit Walk, Mount Buller (5km)
  6. Mount Buller to Mount Stirling return via Cornmill and Howqua Hut (16km)
  7. George Bass Coastal Trail, Punchbowl Coastal Reserve (8km – trail run)
  8. Murrindindi River Walk and Wilhelmina Falls, Murrindindi Scenic Reserve (15km)
  9. Yarra Trails (5km – trail run)
  10. Macedon Ranges Walking Trail (17km)
  11. Werribee Gorge Circuit, Werribee Gorge State Park (10km)
  12. Balcony Walk, Jebel Shams, Oman (7km)
  13. Beginning of Summit Walk, Jebel Shams, Oman (8km)
  14. Gergeti Trinity Church hike, Georgia (5km)
  15. Southern Ciruit, Lerderderg State Park (8km)
  16. Dandenong Ranges Circuit (15.5km)
  17. O’Brien’s Crossing Circuit, Lerderderg State Park (8km)
  18. Sherbrooke Forest Circuit (9km)
  19. Moonlight Circuit, Mount Worth State Park (8.5km)
  20. Ted Errey Nature & Wadawurrung Circuits, Brisbane Ranges National Park (13km)
  21. Camp Creek to Falls Creek, Bogong High Plains (28km – 3 days)
  22. Mt Zero/Hollow Mountain/Balconies, Grampians National Park (8km)
  23. Mt Rosea, Grampians National Park (9km)
  24. Mt Grey/Maukatere, New Zealand (13km)
  25. Scenic Rim, Lerderderg State Park (16km)
  26. Bells Beach & Ironbark Forest Circuit (11km)
  27. Lysterfield Park Circuit (13km)
  28. Mt Everard Circuit, Kinglake National Park (20km)
  29. Three Falls Grand Hike, Morialta Conservation Reserve (7km)
  30. Four Brothers Rocks, Bunyip State Park (11km)
  31. Sealers Cove return, Wilsons Promontory National Park (19km)
  32. Mt Bishop, Wilsons Promontory National Park (7km)
  33. Werribee Gorge Circuit & Centenary Trail, Werribee Gorge State Park (14km)
  34. Bright Running Festival (10km – trail run)
  35. Dingo Dell Lookout/Le Souef Plateau/Bogong Circuit, Mt Buffalo National Park (7km – snow shoe)
  36. George Bass Coastal Trail, Punchbowl Coastal Reserve (14km)
  37. Lava Canal & Scenic Rim, Budj Bim National Park (6km)
  38. Gorge Track, Lower Glenelg National Park (10km)
  39. Two Bays Walk, Mornington Peninsula National Park (26km)
  40. Cape Woolamai Circuit, Cape Woolamai State Reserve (8km)
  41. Masons Falls & Mount Sugarloaf Circuit, Kinglake National Park (13km)
  42. Branding Yard Track & Flinders Peak, You Yangs Régional Park (8km)
  43. Mount Feathertop via the Razorback, Alpine National Park (22km)
  44. Mount Loch, Alpine National Park (7km)
  45. Survey/Pole Tracks & Gorge Walk, Mount Beauty (11km)