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Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail - Trail Description

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Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail

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Type: Tramway trail
Location: EastGippsland, 315km east of Melbourne
Start/end: Colquhoun - junction with East Gippsland Trail to Lakes Entrance - off road trail starts 8km north at Scriveners Rd.
Status: Open
Length open: 17km
Surface: Compacted earth
Terrain: undulating, with some short steep gradients
Best seasons: All
Public transport: Coach
Features: tourist
Contact Region: Gippsland, Victoria
Mississippi Trail 4 (2006)
Mississippi Trail 4 (2006)
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes
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Details

Features

  • This trail provides a link from the East Gippsland Rail Trail and Lakes Entrance
  • Lovely bush trail that follows an old tramway following the Mississippi Ck.
  • Remains of old cuttings, including rail and sleepers.
  • Remains of old marble quarry along the way

Description

Access Points

  • Colquhoun - junction of East Gippsland Rail Trail and Seaton Track
  • Log Crossing Picnic area - on Log Crossing Rd
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Junction of Scriveners Rd & Colquhoun Rd 8km north of Lakes Entrance

For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Victoria and South Australia.

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Email or click here: gippsland@railtrails.org.au.

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13 March , 2015 by cascho

I rode this trail yesterday (12th March 2015), and was very surprised – for an isolated trail the quality of the track is excellent. I rode between Schrivners Rd and the connection with East Gippsland Trail. The trail can be ridden with a hybrid, with the section between Schrivners and the Quarry essentially flat. Between the connection with East Gippsland and the Quarry there are are some hills – one of the signed steep descents has a fallen tree right across the track – which almost caught me out. The gradient on this climbs will be difficult to some riders - but you can always walk up. A lot of wildlife around and a huge wombat hole on the side of the track just before Schrivners Rd.

12 March , 2015 by davnrob

Great ride from Anderson's Track (better parking than Schrivners Road) through to the quarry (8km) established to repair the Lakes Entrance break wall. Well signposted (history notes) with kangaroos, parrots and a red belly black snake seen along the track. Track was well maintained with grass slashed beside the track and no fallen trees or logs.

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