Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
Length95 km
LocationMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
Cycling details
Trail difficultyEasy to medium
HazardsUncontrolled crossings of major highways
SurfaceSealed, some sections of compact gravel
HillsSmall undulating hills; Beechworth branch involves extended climb
WaterAvailable in most towns
Connecting transport
Train(s)Melbourne-Sydney line to start of route at Wangaratta
BusAvailable in major towns

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is a cycling and walking rail trail in northern Victoria, Australia. It extends from Wangaratta to Bright, with a side branch to Beechworth, following the route of the former Bright railway line. This side branch trail is planned to be extended from Beechworth to Yackandandah. AU$12m was budgeted by the Victoria State Government for this extension in May 2017. [1] Unusually for a rail trail, it is sealed for virtually the entire distance of approximately 95 kilometres.

Another section, from Rutherglen to Wahgunyah on the Murray was completed in 2009. There is an on-road "preferred route" connecting Rutherglen to Bowser via Chiltern.[2] A third section extends south from Wangaratta to Oxley, connecting with a bike path from there to Milawa.

Stages[edit]

Map of two sections of the rail trail.

Landmarks are as follows:

Map of the Rutherglen-Wagunyah section of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail.

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