DIFFICULT, 12km: Here’s a quick(ish) leg burner: a dash up Mt Little Joe, the 469m mini-mountain that stands proudly to the south-west of town, between Warburton and Millgrove.
Run the adventure trails of the Warburton Valley. There's plenty to challenge the trail runner - choose from long distance loops to uphill trails that will bring out your best.
DIFFICULT, 9km: Beginning on the banks of the Yarra River, the Donna Buang Walking Track stretches 9km and rises an impressive, if lung and leg busting, 1170-vertical metres. Perfect fodder for mountain goats.
MODERATE, 8km: Here’s a good mid-range ‘taster’ run that treats you to all the major delights of the Warburton township: riverbank settings, the historic Aqueduct perched high above and its impressive fern walls, views over Warburton Valley, and plenty of native bushland.
EASY, 3.2km: The run to La La Falls may not be very long but the consistent up hill gradient offers some vertical gain without being overwhelming and the forest is absolutely stunning.
MODERATE, 11.3 km: Richards Tramline is a solid run of around 11km that passes through some pretty forest that – similar to the Walk Into History that starts/finishes nearby – is anchored in the area’s logging history.
DIFFICULT, 51.2km: This is a fascinating journey on foot as you run well-preserved timber industry tramlines, past old bush mills and historical relics hidden amongst the forest, reminders of when gangs of foresters called this wilderness their office.
EASY, 5km: The Warburton River Walk offers a gentle 5km loop running route that has the mighty Yarra River at its centre, guaranteeing ever-changing watercourse views.