East Walk and Cowan Track Loop Walk (Lerderderg State Park)


East Walk and Cowan Track Loop Walk (Lerderderg State Park)

Head out on the challenging East Walk and Cowan Track Loop Walk, following the Lerderderg River downstream before climbing to the edge of the gorge. Take in the views over the Lerderderg Gorge as it snakes through the rugged bushland and out of sight before returning back to O’Briens Crossing. 

How to get there

East Walk and Cowan Track Loop Walk (Lerderderg State Park)



Need to know

East Walk and Cowan Track Loop Walk (Lerderderg State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No horses
  • No vehicles


  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps
    • Snakes
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Flash flooding
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery rocks
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Seasonal road closures 2021

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Lerderderg State Park storm damage partial closure

Due to recent storm damage the Lerderderg State Park is partially closed. 
O'Briens road, Bluegum track and all the park to the North of O'Briens road is closed.
The closure includes Lerderderg Campground, Ambler Lane Campground, O'Briens Crossing Picnic Area and Shaws lake Picnic Area.
Hiking trails in the Northern section of the park that were impacted by the river flooding and tree fall which are included in the closure are Cowan track, Nolan track, East walk,  Byers Back track and Moonlight Gully walk. The closure will stay in place until crews can assess and safely open them. 

Attachments: Lerderderg closure map 2021 (410KB)

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