The Dandenong Creek Trail spans 44 kilometres and connects with Scotchmans Creek Trail at Jells Park. Most sections of the trail have a gravel surface.
There are 3 sections to the trail:
- Upper Dandenong Creek – Heathmont to Jells Park
- Middle Dandenong Creek – Jells Park to Dandenong
- Lower Dandenong Creek - Dandenong to Patterson Lakes
The 11km long Monash section of the trail commences at the eastern end of Highbury Road and heads south towards Jells Park. You will pass by the Bushy Park wetlands, a bird hide, Drummies Bridge Reserve and under High Street Road into Napier Park. Then the trail takes you through the natural conservation area of Shepherds Bush.
As you continue, the Trail connects to the western end of Blind Creek Trail. It then heads south towards Jells Park where the Scotchmans Creek Trail commences at the southwest end of the park.
South of Ferntree Gully Road, the Trail passes through the Corhanwarrabul Wetlands and Mulgrave Reserve to the Wellington Road underpass.
It then travels past more wetlands before connecting to the south section of the Eastlink Trail near Police Road.
The Trail then heads southeast towards Dandenong and Patterson Lakes.