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Packhorse Heritage Trail

Gully to Howmans Gap, Falls Creek 33699

  • Walk type:
  • Grade: Grade 4
  • Distance: 4.5 km
Walk Description

The Packhorse Heritage Trail takes hikers from Falls Creek Village to the Howmans Gap Alpine Centre along the old packhorse trail that early cattlemen and surveyors used to access the Bogong High Plains.

This trail has long been recalled by Falls Creek old timers but it has only been since the 2003 bushfires that it has become exposed again. The trail is now a Falls Creek icon, offering first-hand insights into the devastation caused by the fires and the incredible regeneration seen since.

From the village, walk along the Bogong High Plains Rd past the village entrance towards Mt beauty (park in Gully Carpark if needed). The trail entrance is around 150 m past the entrance on the right hand side of the road with steps leading down into the valley and then left to the trail.