The EastLink Trail in southern Koomba Park
|Length||Approx 28 km|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Trail difficulty||Mostly easy|
|Hazards||Road underpasses regularly flood; rough path surface in places|
|Hills||Mostly flat, hilly in the north|
|Train(s)||Ringwood Station, Heatherdale Station, Yarraman Station|
The EastLink Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the EastLink tollway for most of its length from Ringwood to Dandenong, in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The path passes through or near to:
- Mullum Mullum Valley, Ringwood Bypass, Schwerkolt Cottage, and Eastland (Mullum Mullum Creek Trail)
- Simpsons Park / Heatherdale Reserve Proclamation Park
- Koomba Park (combined with Dandenong Creek Trail) and Wantirna Reserve
- Blind Creek / Llewellyn Park Complex and the Blind Creek Trail
- Nortons Park, Shepherds Bush, and Drummies Bridge Reserve
- Jells Park (including trail network) and Chesterfield Farm
- Mulgrave Reserve, Dandenong Creek, and Tirhatuatan Park
- Fotheringham Reserve, Mile Creek, and Greaves Reserve
The trail ends at Dandenong Creek in Dandenong South at the Dandenong Creek Trail. The Dandenong Creek Trail then follows the tollway as far as Bangholme. It then heads west, taking users to the National Watersports Complex, Patterson Lakes, Carrum Foreshore, and the Bayside Trail beyond.
Footbridges cross EastLink at a number of points along the trail, and another takes path users across the Princes Highway.
The EastLink Trail connects to numerous other paths: To the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail in the north and close by is the Koonung Creek Trail. Centrally it connects to the Blind Creek Trail just south of High Street and comes close to the Scotchmans Creek Trail. At Ferntree Gully Road it connects to the Ferny Creek Trail. In the south at Dandenong, it connects to the Dandenong Creek Trail.
Two sections of the EastLink Trail utilise sections of the older Dandenong Creek Trail.
North end at. South end at .
- "EastLink Trail". ConnectEast. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
- Melbourne and Geelong's shared paths in Google Maps
- Melbourne and Geelong's shared paths in Google Earth
- Bike rides around Melbourne 3rd edition, 2009, Julia Blunden, Open Spaces Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9752333-4-4
- Geographic data related to EastLink Trail at OpenStreetMap
- Walking and Cycling Trails in Melbourne at Google Maps (see Eastern Melbourne → EastLink Trail)
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