This Family Friendly walk suits all ages and abilities. No bushwalking experience is required as it is on a formed track but there are a few obstacles, short steep hills and occasional steps. It is clearly sign posted.
Starting from Howitt Park head towards the Star Road bridge. The track on the northern bank of the Ovens River has steep steps and may be difficult for people with limited mobility. The track on the southern bank from Howitt Park to Canyon Lane is sealed and wheelchair friendly (Grade 1). For a longer loop, continue past the two suspension bridges to the railway bridge and return along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
Otherwise, cross either of the suspension bridges to create a short or long loop. The short loop is easy and accessible for prams. Interpretive signs highlight the local gold mining history of this area. This walk takes you past a small canyon carved by the Ovens River and water races dug by early miners. Keep an eye out for birdlife and wildflowers especially in spring.
Time: 1.5 hours, return