Federation Hill - Base Trail, Wodonga

West Wodonga

Federation Hill - Base Trail, Wodonga

West Wodonga

Staff Pick
1 h 2 m
4.15 km
Intermediate

Enjoy the best of both worlds along this gentle trail at the interface between urban Wodonga and bushland, with excellent vistas over town.

Federation Hill - Base Trail, Wodonga

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Summary

Enjoy the best of both worlds along this gentle trail at the interface between urban Wodonga and bushland, with excellent vistas over town.

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This easily accessible, slightly elevated, trail runs along the back of homes in West Wodonga at the base of Federation Hill.

Offers excellent views at almost any point across urban Wodonga, Albury and out to surrounding hills and ranges.

The trail is wide, the surface is fairly even and gently undulating in places - although mostly flat over all. Also suitable for bicycles - you will need to navigate the entry gates.

There are many access points along the trail from surrounding streets, including via Wattle Park at McCulloch Cres (where there is a small number of car parking spaces), Barton Dve, Ballara Dve and McGaffins Rd.

The access points make it easy to create a loop incorporating the urban footpath and street network. Or for more of a challenge, there are several trails running up the hill - where the short but steep climb leads to more expansive views over town and the rural landscape.

*Dog friendly (on-leash only). Stock are occasionally used here to keep the grass down.

Distance and estimated time here are for one way walk. A return, end to end, walk would be approx. 9km and 2+hrs.

For more walks in and around Wodonga see the 'Find out more' link or this page at Victoria Walks' website.

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Points of Interest

1. Connections from the surrounding urban area

The trail is easily accessed at multiple points, including this one from Ballara Drive

2. Views to the east

This end of the trail looks across town towards Huon Hill and the Baranduda Range. The trail does continue up into the hill at this end - turn at the gate and return or climb into the hill.

3. Bushland

This trail is a good opportunity to experience the local environment, kangaroos and birds are abundant in the adjoining hill.

4. Links to other trails

There are multiple points where you can head up the hill for a longer or more challenging loop

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5. Zigzag in trail

This is the only point of the trail that might be confusing, as there is a bend and junctions with other trails. If you stay alongside the house fences you'll stay on route.

6. Views to the west

The western end of the trail offers a different perspective, away from town.

7. Gate crossings

There are a number of gates to navigate along the trail.

8. Dog and cycle friendly

Dogs must be on a lead. Cyclists will need to be able to navigate the access gates.

9. McGaffins Rd - Trail ends

The trail exits onto McGaffins Rd at this point


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