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Why this Hike
This fantastic hike around Mount Schank, a 4500 year old dormant volcano is perfect for walkers looking for something different. With plenty to see including the fascinating history of the areas geology and the panoramic views from the summit, this is a walk which is certainly worth a try.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the Mount Schank Picnic Site this walk follows the Mount Schank Walking Trail around the crater in an anti-clockwise direction. After walking the stretch of track between the picnic site and the crater itself you will take a right following it as it circles it. As you walk around this 4500 year old dormant volcano you will eventually reach the side track which takes you to the base of the crater. After you've visited the base of the crater you can take the short out and back track back to the main path and complete the walk back on the side track to complete the walk back at picnic site.
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.