The trail meanders along between the creek and Swansea Road, sometimes next to the creek and at other times next to the road. Nowhere along the trail are you out of sight of the road or habitation, although there are a few spots away from the road which are quiet and allow the ambience to be enjoyed.
Starting at the Hull Road entrance, the trail is almost totally under shade for the first few hundred metres, a perfect walk on a hot day.
The Hull Road entrance with bridge crossing Olinda Creek
You will pass a few hobby farms and will see alpacas, goats, cattle and sheep. It is an ideal short walk to introduce children to the delights of bushwalking without going bush. They will love seeing a variety of animals up close.
Since writing for Weekend Notes I have walked many tracks, trails and paths, mostly in suburbia. Apart from cyclists, walkers, and joggers, I have met many dog walkers with their Scottish deerhound, Macedonian shepherd and many recognisable breeds.
An informative illustrated sign along the trail tells the story of the Olinda Creek Scarred Trees and how the Wurundjeri People used the bark from the trees to make canoes, dishes, shields and shelters.