Pelion West Track
From Bushwalk Australia
25000:1 MAP: 4036 Achilles
Start (Lat/Long): unknown
Distance: 2.5 km
Time required: 5.5 - 7.5 hours from Pelion Creek
Degree of difficulty: hard
Elevation Gained: 610m
Track Type: disused track
Vehicle Required: 2wd to start of Overland or ArmRiver tracks
Challenging climb of Tasmania's 3rd highest peak - 1560m or very close to a mile high.
- Overnight camping required to reach track start.
- Access from Overland Track, Forth Valley Track or Arm River Track. Track to summit begins 250 m east of Pelion Creek crossing on the Overland Track but is NOT marked. The 1:25000 map position is given as approximate "looks like a wallaby run up between two fallen logs which are perpendicular with the high side of the track." (1)
- Track proceeds through thick scrub and scoparia to access the eastern side of the 1 km broad mountain top - a further 600m across the boulder field of dolerite columns is required to reach the highest point.