Mary Valley Rail Trail
IMBIL TO BROOLOO RAIL TRAIL
This is a shared trail for walkers (dog friendly), cyclists,and horse riders. An easy 4.5km one way return trail, it is easily accessible and popular trail for locals and visitors. The once used Mary Valley Railway line between Imbil and Brooloo has been restored to a trail which passes through State Forestry and Bellbird Habitat. The song of the bellbirds keeps you company as you take in the scenery on your trail.
Once you arrive in Imbil it is very easty to find the Mary Valley Rail Trail. You simply turn at the Railway Hotel into William Street and follow the road alonside the avenue of trees on the Imbil Heritage Park to the end. Take a sharp right and you arrive at the Rail Trail’s car prk. This is right in the town and is an easy walk or ride to the start of the trail.
Head through the entry gate and onto the trail which takes you to the next township of Brooloo some 4.5km away. You return by the same route. There are several gates on the trail as you cross roads, a great opportunity to train your steed in gate opening without getting off. Where there was previously was a bridge, a concrete path now takes you down to the creek and up on the other side. LIsten to the beautiful sounds of the Bellbirds as you walk through the forest and then into open skies. This Rail Trail is well worth the trip, it is an easy walk, cycle or ride and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
CYCLE, WALK, RIDE ETIQUETTE
This is a shared Rail Trail accessible to horse riders, cyclists, and walkers. When using rail trails, respect the rights of other users, the natural and cultural environment, and the local communities that care for trail.
- Keep left and do not obstruct the trail
- When stopping, move off the trail surface to allow others to pass safely
- Cyclists: alert other users of your approach and pass on the right at a reduced speed
- Approach horses with care
- Move quietly near stock
- Park in designated areas where provided and don’t block access tracks
- Leave gates as you find them
- Observe local signs and regulations
Keep on the track
- Many native plants are protected and generally should not be sampled
- Clean bikes, walking boots and other equipment after your trip to minimise the spread of plant and animal diseases
- Do not interfere with wildlife
- Take your rubbish home with you
- Observe local fire restrictions and be particularly cautious on total fire ban days
Dogs are allowed on the Mary Valley Rail Trail and must be kept on-leash and under control at all times. Please clean up after your dog and leave the Rail Trail pleasant for other visitors.
SAFETY RESPECT SHARED PLAYGROUND