However since then nature, people and the local community recovered and these days Kinglake is hiding some nice hikes which are easy to reach. Over the last couple of weeks I ventured out there for some on- and offtrack hikes. Mostly because I didn't feel like driving all the way to the Cathedral Ranges or the hills above the Yarra.
Because the area sits on a ridge which is roughly 300m higher than the northern suburbs, the Kinglake hikes offer some stunning view over Melbourne. Especially the sunsets are worth a visit which means if you're looking at a nice after-work hike, this is it. Mt Everard Track is a good recommendation.
Go check it out!