Grassy Creek Fire Trail

3 h 30 min to 6 h

13.9 km

↑ 189 m
↓ -244 m

Moderate track
Starting just metres away from the ACT-NSW border on Boboyan Road, Mount Clear, this walk takes you through the scenic rural areas and eucalypt woodlands of Namadgi National Park via the creekside Grassy Creek Fire Trail, visiting multiple historic huts along the way as you follow Grassy Creek. Ending at Old Boboyan Road near Naas Creek, this walk can also be done in reverse. Famous for its gorgeous bargeboards and stone chimneys, Westermans Homestead is going to be your first historic stop. Enjoy the rural areas of the walk as you’re following Grassy Creek, then take the side trip to Waterholes Hut if you want to see some old sheep yards and horse stalls. After skirting the border and entering the eucalypt forest area, you’ll come across the Lone Pine Homestead. Supposedly built around 1890 by Dan Crawford, it was home to him and his family of seven. Some say the pine tree might have been planted at the same time the hut was built. Your last historic stop is the Luton’s Crutching Shed, if you’re willing to take the side trip out to it. Built around 1964, it was used to remove excess wool from the rear of the sheep. If you’re here in winter, please check the forecast to be safe against storms and drastic temperature drops. Also, expect to get wet feet in some areas around the walk, so an extra pair of socks or waterproof boots may come in handy. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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