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13 kilometres Cycle: 1.5 hours one way Track: Fair (muddy in winter)
Grade: Moderate (climb)
Finish: Mirboo North
Best time: Spring to autumn.
The trail starts at Railway Park near Boolarra's historic Old Pub
built a year before the original railway and now a café and bar.
Following the old
railway line, it climbs steadily through tall eucalypt forest, lush pastures,
sheltered fern gullies
and pockets of
beautiful rainforest, crossing many small creeks and streams along the way.
Just outside the town of Darlimurla is the Big Tree, the last proud survivor of
a stand of towering grey gums.
The different types
of vegetation offer important habitat for many native plants and animals.
Keep an eye out for
kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and wombats, as well as noisy cockatoos,
brilliant rosellas and majestic Wedge-tailed Eagles.
After an ascent of nearly 240
metres over the 13 kilometres from Boolarra,
the trail ends at
Mirboo North and the refreshing sight of the Grand Ridge Brewery.