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


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.