EastLink Trail

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EastLink Trail
The EastLink Trail running through southern Koomba Park
The EastLink Trail running through southern Koomba Park
Length Approx 28 km
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficulty Mostly easy
Hazards Road underpasses regularly flood. Rough path surface in places.
Surface Mainly concrete.[1]
Hills Mostly flat, hilly in the north
Connecting transport
Train(s) Ringwood Station, Heatherdale Station, Yarraman Station
Tram(s) None

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.[2][3]

Following the path[edit]

The path passes through or near to:[1]

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.[1]

Footbridges cross EastLink at a number of points along the trail, and another takes path users across the Princes Highway.[4]

Two additional footbridges completed construction in 2009: A footbridge over Maroondah Highway and a 60 m footbridge over Burwood Highway at the intersection with Mountain Highway.

Connections[edit]

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 37°48′44″S 145°13′05″E / 37.812129°S 145.218121°E / -37.812129; 145.218121. South end at 38°00′00″S 145°11′39″E / 37.999997°S 145.194264°E / -37.999997; 145.194264.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melbourne and Geelong's shared paths in Google Maps
  2. ^ 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