A 43km loop that can be started at Eltham, and goes through Doncaster East and riding through Ruffy Park and returning to Eltham via the Koonung and Mullum Mullum Creek trails.
This is a pleasant ride through Westerfolds Park, Ruffy Park and then crossing over George Street and onto Whittens Lane, which takes you south west to meet up with the Koonung Creek Trail which runs adjacent to the Eastern Freeway. This trail connects to the Mullum Mullum Creek trail.
It’s a longer run than the ride via George Street but you avoid the busier roads. It’s good training for the even longer Main Yarra, Koonung Creek and Mullum Mullum Creek trail loop.
The ride is good training for the longer Main Yarra Trail, Mullum Mullum Creek and Koonung loop ride.
Distance: 43 km
Lowest Elevation: 44m
Highest Elevation: 151m
On the Botanic Drive sign post there’s a small sign which points to the other side of George Street to the south heading part of the ride. There’s signage most of the way but it’s best to look at the map before heading off.
Max elevation: 153 m
Min elevation: 42 m
Total climbing: 1375 m
Total descent: -1371 m
After a while the Mullum Mullum Creek trail becomes the Main Yarra Trail to complete the return to Eltham.