Grand Ridge Rail Trail

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The Grand Ridge Rail Trail
Grand Ridge Rail Trail 3 Stevage.jpg
Riding the trail
Length13 km
LocationMirboo North, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficultyEasy
HazardsSome travel on, and crossings of, major highways
SurfaceUnsealed
HillsApprox 150m rise from Boolarra to Mirboo North
WaterAvailable in Boolarra and Mirboo North
Connecting transport
Train(s)Although there are passenger trains to Morwell, it is 30km from Boolarra.

The Grand Ridge Rail Trail or Mirboo North to Boolarra Rail Trail is a 13 kilometre rail trail in the Strzelecki Ranges of west central Gippsland, connecting the towns of Mirboo North and Boolarra. The route follows the line of the former Mirboo North railway line for the entire distance.

In February 2009, the trail was closed due to bushfires burning out two bridges.[1] Since then the bridges have been replaced[2][3] and the trail has been re-opened with the official ceremony held in Feb 2012.[4]

Gallery[edit]

Map of the Grand Ridge Rail Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.railtrails.org.au/states/trails.php3?action=trail&trail=12
  2. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/harbour-bridge-recovery-set-for-bushfirehit-region-20110619-1ga8e.html#ixzz1PlkkkyZ6
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 38°22′12″S 146°12′31″E / 38.37000°S 146.20861°E / -38.37000; 146.20861