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Distance

11.09 mi

Elevation gain

1,198 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,198 ft

Max elevation

2,509 ft

Trailrank

38

Min elevation

1,629 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

4 hours 46 minutes

Time

8 hours 10 minutes

Coordinates

3080

Uploaded

February 6, 2021

Recorded

February 2021
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2,509 ft
1,629 ft
11.09 mi

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near Noojee, Victoria (Australia)

The Ada Tree is considered one of Victoria's largest living trees; estimated at over 300 years old, the tree stands about 68m tall with a volume of about 230 cubic metres.

The area includes New Federal Mill with its great historical photos and the Ada No. 2 Mill site with its big range of machinery. The walk features rain forests, damp sclerophyll forests dominated by majestic mountain ash, as well as southern sassafras occurring in moist sheltered gullies. The forests support a variety of native fauna species including swamp wallabies, wombats, echidnas and lyrebirds.

WARNING: This walk includes a track that is officially closed. See details below.
Parking

Ada tree car park

Bridge

Creek crossing

Tree

Ada tree

A 300+ year old, 68 metres tall Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)
Photo

New Federal Mill site

River

Little Ada River crossing

Intersection

Federal crossing

Photo

Creek crossing

Ruins

Ada No. 2 Mill site

Bridge

Ada River crossing

Photo

Dowey Spur Road

Risk

End of road/Intersection with Ada River Road

At the end of the unsealed road, the hike continues on a narrower hiking track. Note the "Closed Track" sign. I believe this track is officially closed because of a bridge that is in poor condition. See following picture.
Risk

Ada River crossing

In order to cross the Ada River, you have to walk on bridge that is in poor condition. At the time of this hike (6-Feb-21), the bridge felt firm and safe enough, but be aware of potential safety risk. The rest of the track back to the car park has many fallen tree limbs and it's a bit overgrown; however, the track is easy to follow and, despite the obstacles, you can walk at a relatively normal hiking pace.

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