Bon Accord Spur 

Harrietville Victoria
Wilderness Walks
24 km
1 day
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

Distance: 24km return Time: dependant on experience and fitness Experienced bushwalkers only.

Formed very steep and difficult track with some obstacles and many steps. Sign posted.

Out of Harrietville, follow the east branch of the Ovens River for 5 km to the confluence of Washington Creek where the steep climb up the spur starts. The Bon Accord Hut ruin is 9.5 km from the start of the track. From here it is 2 km up to the Razorback, then 0.5 km to the Great Alpine Road.

The Bon Accord Spur was the route taken by walkers, horse riders and pack horses to Mount Hotham before the Great Alpine Road was built. Today it provides a pleasant walk to Mount Hotham, or it can be part of a route taking in the Razorback and Bungalow Spur. For this, an overnight camp would be necessary, the best place being at Federation Hut near the junction of the Bungalow Spur walking track and the Razorback walking track.