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Why this Hike
This walk to the summit of Mount Cope (1837m) can offer some of the best views in the high country. With beautiful native surrounds this serene walk may be short but does have quite a steady and decent climb, perfect for moderately experienced walkers.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the carpark at the base of the Mount Cope Walking Track along Bogong High Plains Road (marked with a Mount Cope sign) this walk follows the path up Mount Cope’s saddle in a vaguely south westerly direction. The track leads you right the way to the summit which is marked with a blackish pole and can sometimes be seen from the base of the mountain. Once you've reached the top you can embrace some of the views and enjoy lunch before returning down along the same path back down the mountain.
*Please note that Bogong High Plains Road is closed during winter and early spring due to heavy snow cover, the track is also covered during this time and for that reason the walk is best completed on skies during winter.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.
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