Packhorse Heritage Trail 

Gully to Howmans Gap Falls Creek
One Way
Nature Walks
4.5 km
1 hour
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

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.