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.
As soon as you step on the singletrack you are sheltered underneath a thick green canopy. Birdsong chimes between the trees and small critters scratch through the leaf letter. The trail runs beside the gurgling Four Mile Creek, darting across it a couple of times via some very cute stone bridges. Don’t get hypnotised by your surroundings though as some sections are reasonably steep and after rain footing can ben made tricky by mud.
The Falls themselves are serene and are best visited after a rainfall when the flow down the rocky slabs is highest, giving them maximum impact. At the top take a moment to contemplate the fact that this beautiful walk has been enchanting and delighting visitors since the 1880s, and it will continue to do so for a long time to come.
|Trail||La La Falls|
|Activity||Walk or Run|
|Type||Out and Back|
|Grade (if available)||Easy to Moderate|
Trailscore Technical: Green 9/45
Trailscore General: Green 2/10
|Start||25 Iruka Road|
|Finish||25 Iruka Road|
|Distance||3.2 km (return)|
|Max Elevation||480 m|
|Features||Lush forest, pretty creek, stone bridges, manna gums, mountain grey gums, waterfall|
|Facilities||Toilets: Warburton township|
Car parking: 25 Irruka Road
|Notes||Best completed in autumn or winter, especially after rainfall when there is maximum flow over the falls|
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