The story goes that one time resident Dan ‘Mad Dan’ Morgan once stole a racehorse in nearby Tallangatta and was seen escaping across the ridgeline here, hence the name. As you might have guessed, the views are stunning, the panorama including Mount Big Ben, some 13 kilometres from Yackandandah. The walk in places is steep, traversing sealed and unsealed road as well as a dedicated walking trail.
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.
Valley View Walk takes you along the side of Bushranger Hill, overlooking the township of Yackandandah.