Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail
  • Length: 56km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Ballarat 

  • End: Skipton

  • Closest Town: Ballarat 

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 110km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.53374373

  • Longitude: 143.8026083

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Ballarat – Skipton Rail Trail is a 56km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Western Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3 days to complete.


History boards with trail information are sited at various points along the trail.

This trail goes through significant remnant native grasslands.
The area is well known for its historical gold mining sites.
An impressive trestle bridge near Newtown is open for trail users.

Bike hire, spare parts, transport and great food for all users of the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail.


Ballarat to Skipton in Western Victoria

110km north west of Melbourne

Fine gravel


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.