A walk from the Eltham Environs Walking Group.
From the Eltham Environs Walking Group, walk 57M
Commences at the car park next to 287 Jumping Creek Rd (about 300m from the Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd roundabout). Look for the diamond-shaped kangaroo sign in Jumping Creek Rd.
There are two possible trails on entering the park. Take the left fork, followed a few minutes later by a path on the left. Follow this track for 500m to a T junction.
Turn left; though not labelled, this is Haslam’s Link. At the end of this link, you are close to the northeast boundary of the park.
Turn right along Haslams Track – actually a management vehicle road. The first section of this can be muddy in winter and spring, while the second section is steep for about 100m. All along the track and beyond the boundary fence on the left, the land falls away very steeply to a just visible Jumping Creek below.
At the top of the rise, and at the entrance to a private property, go through the management vehicle gate, and walk a couple of hundred metres to a management gate and noticeboard on the right.
Enter the park here, turning left onto a narrow track. A couple of fallen trees block the ‘official’ route, but previous walkers have trodden down informal paths around these. The first wide track on the left takes you back to the road. Ignore this, staying on the narrow path. This wends its way through the park, emerging onto the wide eastern boundary road known as the Bridal Track
Turn left, walking South along the Bridal track next to the boundary fence; go through the gate, and walk up the slight rise to the asphalt-surfaced Johansons Rd.
Turn left, and walk along the verge for about 200m. Ahead is a ‘No through road’ sign. Turn left here onto Haslams Track. Walk a further 200m to a gate and noticeboard on the left side of Haslams Track; this leads back into the park.
Walk through the gate, and veer right onto a track that will take you back to the Bridal Track. Turn right onto this very wide track, going down, then up the hill, and passing lots of curious dogs in a large kennel on the left. A stroll down the hill takes you back to the cars.