The Grand Ridge Rail Trail winds 13 picturesque kilometres between Mirboo North and Boolarra in the Strzelecki Ranges in Gippsland. As a rail-trail it is unique in being continuously along the site of the railway track, and having end points easily accessible within the two towns, and also having easy access along the track at the township of Darlimurla. It takes 3 hours to complete the walk one way. A two car shuffle can be employed to leave a car at either end. It is approximately 20 minutes by car between the two towns.
The walk itself is of an easy standard, although there are two bridges with numerous steps down to them between Darlimurla and Boolarra. The committee has been unable at this stage to make the whole trail universal access due to the steepness of the slope and engineering and cost limitations. However, the trail is suitable for individuals with limited mobility for shorter trips from all access points, due to the gradual nature of the gradient. The trail has a hard packed dirt and gravel surface and is in fairly good condition. It is suitable for mountain bikes or hybrid bikes with wider tyres.
At the Mirboo North end the walk commences at the rear of the Grand Ridge Brewery. At Darlimurla the walk commences where Old Darlimurla Rd joins Darlimurla Rd, while at Boolarra the walk begins immediately opposite the newsagency and Post Office. The whole of the rail trail is rich in historical significance and natural beauty.
For more information about the Grand Ridge Rail Trail, please send us an email at email@example.com.
There are many more rail trails located throughout Gippsland and the other regions of Victoria. For more information on these trails please visit www.railtrails.org.au.
Another site worth a visit is the Bicycle Victoria website. This site has information on all things to with bicycles. Their site is www.bv.com.au
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