The Castle Hill Community Association has been busy upgrading the old trail between Dracophyllum Flats and Mt Cheesemand Ski Field Road. January the 19th saw a solid response with a work party of 38 volunteers turning up and giving some TLC on Dracophyllum Flat Track. The aim is to provide a great walking/mountain biking trail from Craigieburn Ski Field Road to the Castle Hill Village, linking the Hogs Back track to the rest of the trails in the Park.
If you don’t know of the Dracophyllum Track, it is a section of delicious single track that runs through beech forest and then traverse open tussock lands. Currently the track is clearly marked with sections under development to produce a fully
The Castle Hill Community will hold another work party on the 9th February 2013 to cut out the muddy sections, install culverts and remove windfall. Everyone is to meet at Forest Lodge Car Park (off the Cheeseman Ski Field Road) at 9am. Bring some tools, back country gear, food and water. There will be a safety meeting at 9.10am and then we will walk in (about 1 km) to start rerouting the trail.
Fixing this track up means we have awesomeness from Craigieburn to Castle Hill.
For more details check out www.facebook.com/CastleHillHogsBackTrack