Marysville Walks-Michaeldene/Trestle/Steavenson Falls

Length: 2–9 kilometres
Time: 1–3 hrs
Grade: Easy
Track: Earthen groomed surface
Start: Marysville
Finish: Marysville
Nearby: Marysville

A) Trestle Track – 2km, 1 hr
Begin opposite the caravan park on Buxton Road, 100m from the roundabout. The track climbs up and crosses Red Hill Track then descends to the east, passing Manfern Track. As you continue on to Michaeldene Track you will see the remains of the trestle bridge and tramway which were used in the days when logs were hauled out of the forest by teams of horses and later by steam locomotives. Turn right down Michaeldene Track heading in a southerly direction crossing East Track and onwards, back to Marysville, via Kerami Link.

B) Steavenson Falls – 8km, 2 hrs (via Tree Fern Gully Track)
Walk amongst the tall tree ferns and luxuriant vegetation along the Steavenson River. Follow the track upstream, over the bridge and across Yellow Dog Road. Continue on to the spectacular Steavenson Falls. The Falls drop 82m in three stages into the steep-sided river valley. To return, simply retrace your steps along Tree Fern Gully Track.

C) Michaeldene Track – 9km, 3 hrs
The walk to the picturesque Island Hop begins at the junction of Marysville-Woods Point Road and Lady Talbot Drive. Follow the Michaeldene Track to the Wishing Well, a natural spring which has long been a popular attraction. About 400m further on, at the junction with the Trestle Track, lies an historic trestle bridge. As you continue on to the Taggerty River, keep an eye out for trout swimming between the rocks as you cross between the river islands to the other side. There is a choice for your return to Marysville. Either retrace your steps or at the Trestle Track junction, head west (right) and a little way along turn south (left) along Manfern Track. This will lead you back to where you began your journey.

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