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Why this Hike
There are tons of day hikes around Melbourne but Sugarloaf Reservoir stands out as a great location because it is in the goldilocks zone of hiking, not to far to travel from the centre of the city but you still get the feeling like you are in the bush. This makes it perfect for families and first time hikers as they can get a feel for hiking with out needing all the gear, this location is also amazing for kids as it is not too long or steep meaning they can do the walk without getting too tired until the drive home.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at Saddle Dam Picnic Area this hike follows the reservoir walking track around the reservior passing through native trees and over the dam wall. The hike concludes back at Saddle Dam Picnic Area which you car can be parked at for the duration of the hike.
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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.