Yirra Kartta Hut to Fernhook Falls

Updated Ridden Nov 2014

Legs 35

Total 20.6 km

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Start

Yirra hut - follow the path out, not the one you came in on.

Really nice, windy downhill single track.

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Gravel

Onto gravel road.

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Cross

Gravel

KSO marker as cross Nelson road. Jarrah both sides of road

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Gravel

Cow road on right, KSO marker, still jarrah, gravel road, undulating.

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Onto cycle track marked, with bollards - old form, very nice, Karri

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Open wetland. Windsock on left. Highway on left in the distance (can hear it if stopped)

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KSO, gravel, swampy

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Head back into trees, single track as wind through bush

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Cross

Traffic

South Coast highway

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KSO marker after crossing highway, into single track

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Diversion

Tree on track, possible old form, 1m wide, windy, jarrah

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Right

On good gravel road- Wye road.

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Into good gravel road Wye Rd still?

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KSO (long distance with no marker coming up)

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Into gravel road, Karri trees again

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Note

Difficult Terrain

DANGER: Coming down a steep fast hill, and a narrow but deep culvert crosses at bottom.

Slow down!!

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Into old form, gentle undulating since highway crossing, small hills, up and down

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KSO, back on rail trail now

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Cross

Narrow bridge

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Onto another form, gravelly, goes back under the Karri and tunnels of green

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Old zig zag from train line?

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Cross

Cross an old rusty steel bridge - steel? Amazing

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Onto old form

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Diversion

Big log on trail

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Onto more old form

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Crossing small stream, go into jarrah type bush, old form.

Undulating, 1 car width wide, see a rare sleeper.

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Log on track, veer to right on little pathway

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Onto good gravel track, 1 car width wide, possibly old form under jarrah trees

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Difficult Terrain

Deep sand- goes back into good gravel after a few 100 meters

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Left

Traffic

Come down Ordnance road and hit Beardmore. TL for all weather crossing, KSO for Summer crossing.

I am going to Falls anyway so I TL. Map at start showing option.

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Traffic

MB markers as well as summer seasonal route

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Cross

Cross Weld river, good wide gravel road, smooth but some loose gravel, undulating.

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Traffic

KSO marker at Preston road and also slow sign

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End

KSO marker for continuing along Beardmore road, but sign for Fernhook falls so turn right.

TR for entrance to Fernhook Falls recreational area loop.