SEQ Regional Recreational Trails Program SEQ Regional Recreational Trails Program


Fassifern Rail Trail

The Fassifern Rail Trail follows the disused railway line on the outskirts of Boonah. The Fassifern Rail Trail is being developed in partnership with Scenic Rim Regional Council and local community groups of the Fassifern Valley. 

Why is unique about the Fassifern Rail Trail?
This  trail is unique because:

  • it extends the existing network of walking tours in Boonah
  • it is relatively short (4 kilometres)
  • it will test design, construction and management measures for the rest of the trail
  • it will provide a demonstration section on which the community can comment.

How will the Fassifern Rail Trail enhance the local Fassifern Valley economy?
The Fassifern Rail Trail will ultimately become a major asset for the local community and provide the Fassifern Valley with a culturally significant and unique tourist and recreation resource.  Rail trails tend to attract active and responsible people with an interest in recreation, history, culture and heritage. The local economy benefits through spending on items such as food, outdoor recreation supplies, local arts and crafts and accommodation.

When is all this happening?
The Fassifern Rail Trail section will open in September 2008.