“A family-friendly walk along a historic water sluice in the Naseby Forest.”
— Almonzo Wilder
River/Creek · Swimming
Naseby Forest is closed when fire danger is determined to be high. Look for posted signs.
Excellent easy running on this flat trail.
The Mount Ida Water Race offers an enjoyable walk suitable for the whole family, and can be accessed from any number of points around Nasbey (including Coalpit Dam, Hoffman's Dam, and the swimming dam near the holiday park in town). The terrain is fairly similar throughout, with a level and well-maintained trail following immediately alongside the waterway. The trail's ups and downs occur where the water race temporarily disappears into siphon pipes to traverse steeper valleys. An out-and-back to Hoffman's Dam from the holiday park in town makes for a good introduction to this track.
History & Background
The Mount Ida Water Race was opened in 1877 to bring water to the mining operations near Naseby, and today brings water for agriculture and other uses.