Distance: 15 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
About the Walk
This is a pleasant circuit walk through undulating country in Pauls Range State Park with magnificent ridge views, plenty of birds and the possibility of wildflowers in bloom.
The Walk in Detail
This circuit walk goes in an anti clockwise direction and starts with a short, steep climb up to the ridge that you will walk along. Once at the top, the views are worth the climb.
Proceed along the ridge in a northerly direction for approx 7 km. There are several short, sharp pinches along the way. The track has been somewhat broken up by trail bikes in recent years and the condition of it on the day will depend on how much rain there has been. It can be quite slippery in parts after rain. Then take a left fork and head in a south westerly direction for approx 4kms on a gentle down hill part of the track. Eventually you will link up with Paul Creek Track to complete the remaining 4 or so km of the walk. After reaching Paul Creek there is one final hill before arriving back at the car park.
Please note that the first hill is quite steep, and can be crumbly if dry or slippery after rain. Some of the smaller hills can also be slippery after rain. But for the most part, the track is good.
Walk map provided with this description is a general guide to the walk. It is strongly recommended that walkers obtain the map recommended in Further Information or a Vicmap topographic map of the area prior to starting the walk.
Take the Healesville/Kinglake Road for one km then the left fork which is the Healesville /Yarra Glen Road. After 2 km turn right into Old Healesville Road for 8.3 km to the Melba Highway at a T intersection. Turn right and follow the Melba Highway for six km. 300 metres past De Bortoli's Winery (on the left) turn right into the Old Toolangi Road.
Proceed along Old Toolangi Road for 1 km, and then turn right into Beaches Lane. Follow Beaches Lane for 1.5 km until it intersects with Pauls Lane. There is a large sign saying "Pauls Range State Park". This is the start of the walk. Park by going straight ahead into Pauls Lane. There is more parking inside the Park and in Pauls Lane to the right.
Some steep sections which can be crumbly if dry or slippery if wet