La La Falls – Backstairs Track – Rail Trail


Distance:  11 Km  |  Duration:  5 Hrs  |  Grade:  Grade 3  |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit  |  Map

About the Walk


This walk climbs gently through sleepy backstreets of Warburton to the pretty La La Falls, then along the forested mountainside, with occasional views across Warburton to Mount Donna Buang,

The Walk in Detail

Starting at the sports ground car park, cross the highway to Park Road on the south side and follow onto La La Avenue. Turn right into Clarke Avenue, along Sylvan Avenue, then follow Old Warburton Road to Irruka Road and walk 200m to the picnic ground /car park. A foot track to the La La Falls starts here. The return trip is 3.2 km.

Backtrack to Irruka Road and then continue along Old Warburton Road for approx. 500m to a private property on the left on a bend (If you come to a track on your right you have gone too far). Leave the road and climb up through the bush and follow the property fence to a covered spring. From here pick up a faint track leading westerly, which gradually becomes more defined. Lunch can be had along here.

After a sharp dip down take the track on the left. (The track to the right leads back to the Old Warburton Road). Follow this pleasant track for approximately 2km until reaching a heavily eroded track on the right. Follow this track with care to reach Old Warburton Road again. Cross over to a fire track and a locked gate.

The signposted Backstairs Track starts here. Follow the track down to Dolly Grey Park. Take care, especially if it is wet. Continue on the track to the old railway bridge. Follow Station Road briefly before diverging left onto the Warburton Trail. Continue on the Trail back into Warburton. Not far past the Warburton Visitor Centre look for ‘Boinga Bob’s’ house, an example of idiosyncratic architecture.

Continue on the Trail for a further 200m before crossing the Warburton Highway to return to the cars.

Getting There

From the Warburton Visitor Centre drive 700m east along the Warburton Highway (B380). The walk commences at the sports oval (Melway 290 C4). There is ample parking on the left.

Walk Precautions

There are a couple of short, steep climbs. May be slippery in places if wet.

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