Merri Creek Trail

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Merri Creek Trail
Merri Creek Trail - sign and path.JPG
Looking towards the city at Quarries Park
Length Approx 21 km
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficulty Easy
Hazards Some blind corners, steep drop into creek, dog droppings on and beside trail, snakes
Surface Shared use concrete path
Hills Undulating
Water Don't drink the creek water!! Fountains at the velodrome and at Coburg Lake

The Merri Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians that follows the Merri Creek through the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1][2][3]


The path commences at Dights Falls near where Merri Creek enters the Yarra River, and then takes a winding route, mainly following the creek all the way to the Western Ring Road Trail. Hazards include a steep section, unmanageable to all but the most hardy cyclists and close to a school, at Heidleberg Road in Clifton Hill, and a missing section in North Fitzroy that requires leaving the river cutting to cross St. George's Road.

The route is now sealed for its entirety, with the last unsealed sections replaced in 2008. Along the way it passes by CERES, the Brunswick velodrome and the Coburg Lake park.

At the Western Ring Road Trail, heading west will lead you to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River Trail. La Trobe University Bundoora campus can be accessed by following the trail east.



North end at 37°41′41″S 144°58′03″E / 37.694670°S 144.967497°E / -37.694670; 144.967497. South end at 37°46′59″S 144°59′33″E / 37.783139°S 144.992628°E / -37.783139; 144.992628.



  • Bike rides around Melbourne 3rd edition, 2009, Julia Blunden, Open Spaces Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9752333-4-4
  • Bike Paths Victoria sixth edition, 2004. Edited and published by Sabey & Associates Pty Ltd. pp124. ISBN 0-9579591-1-7

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