Mt Little Joe Bypass and River Trails


NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  12.5 Km   |  Duration:  5 Hrs   |  Grade:  Grade 3   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

About the Walk


Across the river and into the trees! A pleasant walk with ample bird life (e.g. ducks for Leunig fans), views along the Yarra River and of Mt Donna Buang as well as time to explore Warburton Township.

The Walk in Detail

From the sports oval follow the riverside track upstream, then cross Redwood Bridge. Head downstream on the north side of the river past Bramich Bridge, Brisbane Bridge, Swing Bridge and then Mayer Bridge at the downstream end of Warburton.

Cross over Mayer Bridge and Warburton Highway to Scotchmans Creek Road, then turn sharp right after the bridge to pick up the Rail Trail. Proceed west along the Rail Trail to Millgrove. Cross the Warburton Highway and continue 400m along the Rail Trail until a farm access road comes in on the left. Take this road and re-cross the highway to pick up the Mt Little Joe Firebreak trail. This track climbs quickly to the side of Mt Little Joe then sidles around it to meet the Old Warburton Road. Just before it meets it, take the Backstairs Track on the left down to Scotchmans Creek Road.

Cross the highway again at Mayer Bridge to pick up the riverside walk for 0.9 km to the public toilets. Take a pathway up to the highway and shops to the Visitor Centre and the Railway Station. Visit the Mural Wall.

Return via the pathway to the riverside walk, turn right and continue around the football oval and up 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 Ref: 290 C4). There is ample parking on the left.

Walk Precautions

Additional Information

There are toilets along the river and at Millgrove.


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