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Olinda Falls, Valley & Eagle Nest Loop

Intermediate

Trail

8.7 mile 14.0 kilometer loop
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,264' 385 m
Descent: -1,260' -384 m
High: 1,925' 587 m
Low: 817' 249 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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A short run through the Dandenong Ranges around the Olinda area.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

Overview

This short run winds through the Olinda area starting and finishing at the Rhododendron Gardens.

Need to Know

While you're there, it is worthwhile to visit the Rhododendron Gardens, which are free to enter and wander around.

Description

Throughout this run, you'll see some beautiful scenery including views across the valley and out to the Warburton Ranges. There are many kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, and other Australian wildlife around, so it is possible to sight these in this area.

The run is a combination of singletrack bush tracks, wide gravel tracks, and paved roads.

Throughout the loop, you'll find some great picnic spots where you can sit and take in the serenity of the area or just sit and admire the views and the bushland. Picnic spots include Woolrich Lookout and Eagle Nest Picnic Ground as well as the Olinda Falls Picnic Ground. You'll also run past the RJ Hamer Arboretum.

It is possible to start this loop at any point along the way, as there are car parking areas at numerous points.

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Nov 21, 2019
Phil Evans
Apr 13, 2019
Rohan Gorringe
8h 00m
Jan 11, 2019
Ben Vlass
Aug 4, 2018
Sebastien Carew-Reid
May 2, 2018
Daniel Pratt
8.7mi

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A wallaby in Olinda
Sep 1, 2017 near Mount D…, AU

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