How great was the weather yesterday? Beautiful blue skies and sunshine, but without that intense heat we’ve had lately, made for perfect hiking weather.

The past week I’ve been up to the You Yangs a few times – a mixture of school starting, a new job that I don’t start until tomorrow, and an old friend suggesting a catch up, have all seen me lace up the hiking shoes and hit the trails.

Here are some of my favourite photos from the last week…as you can see, the You Yangs is not only convenient to get to from Geelong and Melbourne, but it also offers some varied and fun hiking.

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East-West Track

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Northern Range trail

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Branding Yard Trail

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Near the Park Office/Entrance

For more info on the trails available, check out here, here or here. Or see a full list here.

I can never pick a favourite trail (it changes depending on what I’m looking for that day). What about you – do you have a favourite hiking trail at the You Yangs?

Bio: Sam is a daydreamer, storyteller, and hiker. She loves getting outside, and you’ll often find her on the bushwalking trails close to her hometown of Geelong. You can follow along with her on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. If you have any questions that she can help with, or would like to chat about possible sponsored opportunities, advertising, or affiliations (that will benefit her audience) please drop her an email at

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