The completion of the Mullum Mullum Trail is again a prospect, following the re-start of construction of the final 300 metre stretch.
Long awaited, this off-road trail through attractive bushland from Croydon to Templestowe was due for completion this year.
But the project hit the pause button while it waited for a Yarra Valley Water pipeline to traverse the same route. When that project hit problems, the knock-on effect delayed the trail construction.
Now work is underway again and the City of Manningham is aiming for an opening in April 2018.
This section of the trail runs from Park Road to Heads Road and is a complex build, requiring three bridges and a long 40 metre ramp.
But it will all be worth it. Not only will the 11km trail be a highlight for Melbourne riders, it will link to the Koonung Trail and the Main Yarra Trail, creating a 42 km circuit.
The Mullum Mullum Trail joins the Main Yarra Trail in Templestowe and will take you all the way into the city. It also joins the EastLink Trail which goes to Frankston and the Main Yarra Trail also joins the Diamond Creek Trail and the Plenty River Trail.
The Plenty River Trail links to the Western Ring Road Trail at Greenborough. You can travel the EastLink Trail all the way to Frankston and the Koonung Trail all the way into the City.