Boggy Creek trestle walk, Koetong

Firebrace Track, Koetong 3704

Boggy Creek trestle walk, Koetong

Firebrace Track, Koetong 3704

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30 m
.84 km
Easy

A short, forested and shady return walk of less than 1km takes you to another of the remarkable High Country Rail Trail (HCRT) trestle bridges.

Boggy Creek trestle walk, Koetong

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Summary

A short, forested and shady return walk of less than 1km takes you to another of the remarkable High Country Rail Trail (HCRT) trestle bridges.

Description

This quick and easy walk along the High Country Rail Trail (HCRT) gives everyone the opportunity to examine another fine example of the late nineteenth / early twentieth century railway trestle bridges. There is a viewing platform and information via interpretive signage.

Spanning the deep gully carved by Boggy Creek, the bridge remains intact. The structural engineering is readily observed. Be mindful however, the bridge is not safe to walk on.

Park along the unsealed road that approaches the day picnic area. After turning off the Murray Valley Highway onto Firebrace Track, the approach road is accessed by driving straight on from Firebrace Track instead of taking its first right hand turn. Please note that the picnic area at the end of this road is not suitable for turning a caravan around.

Enjoy a picnic at the small Boggy Creek day visitor area while you are there. There is a single picnic table and a small grilled fire place (for when fire restrictions allow).

Directional signs at the back of the picnic ground point the way to a foot track down to the HCRT. When you get to it head left and downhill (there is no sign to tell you this is the correct way to go).

The walk is suitable for any time of year. The foot track connecting the picnic area to the HCRT may be a bit muddy or slippery in wetter seasons and has a few rough steps at its end, so take some care along it.

Other HCRT walks: Dry Forest Creek
Waterfall & Darbyshire Hill trestle walk
Sandy Creek Bridge walk, Huon
Lake, Town and Rail, Tallangatta
Mitta River to Old Tallangatta

Other walks in this region
Bellbridge Foreshore walk
Playles Hill Lookout walk, Corryong

Dogs allowed on a leash

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Points of Interest

1. Another bridge - not the trestle bridge

Crossing the HCRT near the parking for the day visitor area are the remnants of a smaller, old road bridge. Don't be confused. Walk through the picnic ground to access the track to the trestle.

2. A picnic ground start

There is car parking beside the dirt approach road. The walk starts at a picnic ground with one table. At the back of the picnic ground a sign points to a dirt path down to the HCRT.

3. Fire place

A small fire place with cooking grill is provided at the picnic ground for use (when restrictions allow).

4. Intersection with the HCRT

A few rough steps take you down the embankment above the HCRT. There is no directional sign here. Don't go uphill (pictured), walk left (south) downhill to get to the trestle bridge.

5. Viewing platform with interpretive signage

At the beginning of the trestle bridge is a viewing platform with a sign backgrounding the history and construction.

6. Boggy Creek trestle bridge

The bridge itself is another remarkable example of the historic trestle bridges that made the Cudgewa - Wodonga railway possible.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Historical Interest Historical Interest
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river