|Moonee Ponds Creek Trail|
Moonee Ponds Creek Trail running alongside Citylink
|Length||Approx 25 km|
|Location||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Hazards||Blind corners, steep drop into creek. There is a gravel bank near Flemington Bridge Station where it is easy to slip|
|Surface||Bitumen path, purpose built wooden decking in spots|
|Train(s)||Jacana, Pascoe Vale and Flemington Bridge stations|
An interactive map of the trail as well as others in the Melbourne area is available from the 'External Links' section in this article.
Following the path
It follows the creek, snaking under and around the Tullamarine Freeway for many kilometres. There is a short on road section through Essendon along Vanberg Road. After Bell Street it leaves the Tullamarine Freeway and the dank concrete environment and heads north on the east side of Essendon Airport through a series of parks, including the aptly named Boeing and Charles Kingsford Smith Ulm reserves. Passing under the large trestle bridge, the trail soon arrives at the Western Ring Road and the Western Ring Road Trail.
1.3 km along to the north is Jacana Reserve, near Johnstone Street. By crossing a small footbridge here, one arrives at the south end of the Broadmeadows Valley and the south end of the Broadmeadows Valley Trail.
Continuing on the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail leads to Willowbrook Reserve near Mickleham Road, in Westmeadows. West of Willowbrook Reserve, the path continues along the fence line of the Woodlands Historic Park, home of Living Legends.
Heading east 1 km along the Western Ring Road Trail will take you to Jacana station and further still to the Merri Creek Trail at Fawkner. Heading west along the Western Ring Road Trail will lead you to Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River Trail.
North end at. South end at .
- Bike rides around Melbourne 3rd edition, 2009, Julia Blunden, Open Spaces Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9752333-4-4
- Bike Paths Victoria sixth edition, 2004. Edited and published by Sabey & Associates Pty Ltd. pp126. ISBN 0-9579591-1-7
- An interactive map of the trail as well as others in the Melbourne area is available here: Walking and Cycling Trails in Melbourne
- Parks Victoria - Woodlands Historic Park
- Geographic data related to Moonee Ponds Creek Trail at OpenStreetMap
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