Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail
  • Length: 56km

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Ballarat 

  • End: Skipton

  • Closest Town: Ballarat 

  • Location: Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 110km

  • State: VIC


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
  • 110km north west of Melbourne
  • Surface – Fine gravel
  • Terrain – Hilly

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