The Scotchmans Creek shared trail is a 13km on and off-road trail that bisects the Monash municipality into northern and southern sections from Jells Park to Warrigal Road.
The trail continues on to East Malvern Station, where you can join the Gardiners Creek Trail, then the Main Yarra Trail all the way to the city.
The trail starts at the intersection with the Dandenong Creek Trail at the south end of Jells Park Lake and heads west mainly on-road.
It passes through a number of reserves and the Monash Aquatic Recreation Centre. The 10km off-road section begins on the north side of Waverley Road just west of the Holmesglen TAFE Waverley Campus.
The off-road trail takes you past wetlands, Valley Reserve, Fairway Reserve, Oakleigh Golf Course, Oakleigh Recreation Centre and Caloola Reserve. There is a side connection to Chadstone Shopping Centre before the trail crosses a bridge over Warrigal Road into the City of Stonnington.
Take your camera with you as you pass through Brickmakers Park. Capture the abundance of birdlife seen around the lake and a flame structure which can be found on the island in the middle of the lake. Can you find the plaque that explains the structure's significance?
Time: Allow 1.5 to 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Medium - Suitable for people with average fitness. There may be some steep hills, and unmade and sometimes muddy tracks.
Disability Access: Difficult - Terrain is not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids due to very rough surfaces and steep hills.
For details on the trail directions including a map, please see Scotchman's Creek Trail - Monash Walking Tracks (pdf, 330KB).