The end of Knowsley Station is marked by the Knowsley-Eppalock Road and the rail alignment can be easily seen heading East. The Trail runs parallel to this, rejoining the rail alignment just before it reaches the replacement bridge.
The McIvor Highway beyond Moorabbee Foreshore Road has only been in existence since the 1960s. Prior to that, it ran a short distance along Moorabbee Foreshore Road before heading across what is now the North end of Lake Eppalock. This section is normally under water in wet seasons. The brick culvert a short distance beyond, replaced the original timber railway bridge.
Drummond Lane was just a simple crossing as the road only junctioned with Moorabbee Foreshore Road while it was part of McIvor Road.
After crossing the bridge replacement, the Trail passes Stranger Rock, a geological oddity. It continues to Lake Eppalock, crossing a cattle grid where there was once an Occupation Crossing. The Trail alignment only roughly follows the line through this section as it approaches the Derrinal-Crosbie Road Crossing. The section was raised some 3 metres above the original rail level to keep it above the flood line.
The bridge over the Mount Ida Creek is a modern replacement for the original timber one.
The Trail reaches Derrinal Station Lane - named in 2015. In the days of the railway line, it was only the access road for Derrinal station. The Trail does not enter the Derrinal Station ground as it is now privately owned. Instead, it proceeds along the Lane, turns left, and comes to what we can call the Derrinal Station Rest Area. The station platform can be seen by looking across the highway from under the Derrinal sign.
Detail of the old McIvor Road.