Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

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The walk starts near the Emerald Puffing Billy Railway station and follows the train tracks so walkers get a sneak peak at the steam train. This is generally an easy walk with some minor climbs over bridges. A shorter trail can be from Emerald to Cockatoo or take public transport to your destination and walk back! Compacted forest track, some road crossings and bridges. The trail links the Hill's towns of Emerald, Cockatoo and Gembrook, and ultimately leads to Belgrave via other path networks.


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20 kms 9 hours Return 2


Start: Kilvington Drive, Emerald
Finish: Gembrook
GPS Start: Lat: -37.939739 | Long: 145.439502
GPS Finish: Lat: -37.950000 | Long: 145.541000
Max Elevation: 259m
Melways: 75 F10
Dogs Allowed: Yes

Flora: Mountain Ash (Eucalytus regnans); Messmate Stringybark

Fauna: Superb Lyrebird living together with Wombats, Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas, Possums and Powerful Owls.

Facilities: Car parking in Emerald, Cockatoo or Gembrook. Picnic tables, BBQ, toilets (+accessible) available at Emerald and Gembrook