Distance: 21 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: Grade 3 | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
About the Walk
Highlights include: interesting and varied vegetation; some spectacular tree ferns; fauna such<br /> as lyrebirds, wallabies, yellow-tailed black cockatoos; enjoying the sounds of frogs; and the many and varied wild flowers. You will walk through a forest of silvertop ash, messmates, and acacias and enjoy mountain grey gum and mountain ash trees.
The Walk in Detail
This walk, which follows an old logging tramline, winds its way up the Mississippi Valley towards Starvation Creek. We begin at the Big Pats Creek Bridge following the ‘Walk into History’ Track along the creek for approx. 500m before reaching Big Pats Creek Recreation Area. There is a pit toilet available here. From the recreation area, follow Richards Tramline Track which is clearly marked. The first 2km of Richards Tramline track is known as ‘The Curves’, getting its name from the series of bends constructed along the tramline to allow for a steady descent from Mississippi Fireline towards Big Pats Creek.
The walk follows the old tramways which once formed a link between outlying sawmills, Big Pat’s Creek and the La La siding in Warburton. The track follows a gentle gradient with no strenuous ups or downs.
The first half of the walk is a steady slow climb of 500m over approx. 11km. The tramline track ends as it intersects with Brahams Road, turn left here and after approx. 700m turn left again onto Mississippi Creek Road. The last part of the walk on Mississippi Creek Road, a 4WD track, provides easy walking back to the cars, mostly downhill.