Moe - Bennett St on the east side to Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Rd
All, but may be muddy in wet weather
Narracan Creek bridge in Moe's botanical gardens (2013)
The trail near Newborough
The cooling towers at Yallourn are an imposing sight (there is a rider at the bottom) (2013)
A short, flat trail with some farmland and lake views
The imposing Yallourn power station provides interest at the end of the trail
Wildflowers abound in spring
Accommodation and restaurants in Moe
Recent works along the trail have resulted in some sections with a rough stony surface that needs to be taken slowly on a bike. Vehicular access near the power station end has also caused some unevenness of the trail.
Moe - Bennett St on a gravel driveway on the east side
Yallourn - Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Rd
Lake Narracan is a good picnic spot and a feature of the walk or ride
Moe to Yallourn (8.5km)
From Bennett St the trail passes the Moe Botanical Gardens and crosses the Narracan Ck
Detour at Sullivans Track to gain access to the lake
Continue to Pettits Track to join Field Drive
The trail finishes at the park on Eastern Rd just outside the power station
Option to return to Moe via John Field Drive
The large concrete blocks beside the trail were bases for the overhead catenary poles, as this was an electrified line!
The railway from Moe to Yallourn was constructed in the 1950's to replace the original branch line, which joined the main line between Moe and Morwell. The new line meant that heavy coal trains didn't have to climb through the Haunted Hills. The new line was subsequently closed in 1986, when briquette production was moved to Morwell.
For further information contact The Secretary, Moe Rail Trail Committee of Management at Latrobe City Council on Ph: 1300 367 700