Tumbarumba lies about 3 hours south of Canberra, not far from Tumut. The Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail a year old and built with love.
The Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is about 20 km long and an off-road path from Tumbarumba to Rosewood with just a few road crossings. The gradient, as you would expect for a rail trail is gentle but long. The hill into Tumbarumba climbs over a distance of 5 km.
The website “Deb’s World” provides a detailed description of the trail. The rail trail has had a significant impact on the local town economy. It is well known that many rural towns suffer a slow death. Tumbarumba is a pretty valley and clearly meant to survive.
Tumbarumba trail head
Glenroy Station rest area
Rosewood Station lies on the edge of the town. The trail ends about 1 km after that.