Black Hill Reserve is a short drive from Kyneton’s township. Spread across 260 acres of rare bushland, you’ll find spectacular granite rock formations and stunning views from the top of the ridge.
There are a number of well-defined trail options available depending on your fitness level.
Circuit Track: A gentle 3.9 km walk with only a few inclines. You might find it easier to walk in a counter-clockwise direction. A picnic table is provided halfway around the track, below the large Monolith rock in the north-east corner. It’s a beautiful view out to endless green pastures and grazing cattle and sheep.
Ridge Track: A more strenuous 2.7 km walk with some steep sections and well over 250 steps along the way. You will encounter lots of rock formations, huge granite boulders sculpted by erosion, particularly around Cave Rocks and the Eastern Lookout. Many hikers choose to have their picnic atop one of the flat stretches of rock on the ridge with views for miles.
Revegetated Area Track: An easy 1.7 km walk popular for kangaroos seeking shade in hot weather.
Directions: Follow Edgecombe Road north from Kyneton for approximately 5km and turn right into Ennis Road. Follow this gravel road for around 500 meters to the entrance to the reserve where parking is available.
Please Note: Dogs are very welcome as long as they are on a lead at all times, for the safety of the wildlife and other visitors.