Mathias Track to Silvan Road – 3.5 km’s each way
Mathias Track is an easy, straightforward walk that is very popular with bushwalkers, dog owners, horse riders and mountain bikers. It does not get too busy though and is always a joy to hike along. It’s not as busy as the 1000 Steps walk, but has its fair share of foot traffic.
The main access points are from the Falls Road end or Silvan Road. Parking is available at both points.
The track is muddy in parts and will possibly remain this way until the end of September, it is still usable, but please keep in mind that good footwear will be required to keep your feet dry.
Mathias Track passes below the National Rhododendron Gardens and Hamer Arboretum. Numerous trails lead off in all directions, a whole day can easily be spent hiking the trails in this part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The Rock Track circuit walk joins Mathias.
Dense forest on either side of the track opens up with occasional views across to Silvan and the Yarra Valley.
Quick Facts – Mathias Track
- Open to horse riding and mountain biking
- 3.5 km each way. Easy Walking
- Access from Falls Road or Silvan Road
- Stay on the main trail for this walk and no further information is required, it is one of the most straightforward walks in the hills.
Please note: This track was previously known as Mathias Road. It is still marked as such on some maps.
The track can get quite muddy in the winter months, as an alternative, the Old Olinda Golf course is a fabulous walking area where dogs can be off lead and they will generally always have lots of company. Many locals walk their dogs here and it has some of the best views in the hills.