Granite Peak Trail (Lysterfield Park)


Granite Peak Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Trail runners and hikers will enjoy the challenge of the Granite Peak Trail, Lysterfield Park.

Pitched at the more adventurous or for those looking for a challenge on their daily walk, this 5km Grade 4 trail climbs 165m uphill through native forest along the route of the old granite quarry tramline to Trig Point Lookout (223m). Whilst the gradient is steep, with some sections of uneven terrain, walkers are well rewarded with the spectacular 360-degree overlooking Melbourne.

Granite Peak Trail is for hikers, trail runners and walkers only. Mountain bikes are not permitted.

How to get there

Granite Peak Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Need to know

Granite Peak Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • 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.

Mountain Bike Trail Open Status

With persistent heavy rainfall and strong winds during the second half of 2022, Lysterfield Park's mountain bike trails sustained severe water logged conditions and significant tree damage. This was exacerbated by illegal riding in wet conditions which led to damage and unsafe ruts and gaps on some trails. Accordingly several mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park remain closed until repair works can be completed. This is a necessary decision to protect the safety of visitors and maintain the integrity of the trails.
As trails are repaired and assessed as safe they will be reopened. In the meantime please respect the trail closures and only ride open trails.

The following trails are open (in addition to management vehicle trails):
Lower Buckle 1.2km (between Lake Circuit and Lamberts Tk)
State Mountain Bike Course 6.4km
Aneurysm 1.5km
Upper Blair Witch 2.0km
Lower Blair Witch 2.4km
Snipe 0.7km
Pump Track (Jump Park) 
Skills Park
Trailmix 1.0km
Redgum Trail 1.2km
Hug trail 1.5km
Granite Link 0.2km
Dog Pound 0.6km
Humping Hound 0.6km
Follow Me 1.2km

The following trails are closed:
Lower Buckle 1.2km (Section North of Lamberts Tk)
Upper Buckle 0.7km
Follow Me 1.2km
Middle 1.9km
Buckle Down 0.3km
Lil Shawty 0.2km 

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Updated 15 March 2023.

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