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Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Hike along the Blowhard Road, Toolangi State Forest

Blowhard Rd is a logging road high up in the Toolangi State Forest, 60 km NE of Melbourne.

It links Spragg's Rd, near Toolangi, to the Sylvia Creek Rd, near the Mt Tanglefoot picnic ground.

I did a 6 km (return) hike along this scenic road on April 12, 2008, starting at Spragg's Rd, and ending at the Dam.

The altitude rise was from 502m to 630m.

The road winds up the Blowhard Range, through the Forest.

In years gone by, uncontrolled logging occurred along this Range, and old logs and stumps may be seen next to the road.

The Dam is quite large, intended as a fire management watering point.

There are excellent views across strawberry farms towards the Toolangi area, Mt Sugarloaf and the Dandenong Ranges.

The road is suitable for 2WD vehicles, but would be slippery in wet weather. I chose to walk it!

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