Castlemaine to Maldon Trail
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Castlemaine 

  • End: Maldon

  • Closest Town: Castlemaine 

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 120km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.06900438

  • Longitude: 144.1941361


Castlemaine to Maldon Trail is a 18km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Western Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.


This trail starts in Castlemaine and runs parallel to the Victorian Goldfields Tourist Train line to Maldon via Muckleford and is 18km long.

The rail trail is mainly on the maintenance track beside the railway line so is more undulating than a rail trail.
The towns at both ends are very attractive, and significant for their historical interest.
Maldon is notable for its 19th century appearance, maintained since gold-rush days.

Some parts of the surface is rough, but definitely rideable with a mountain bike or bike with wide tyres. It is about 18km long and is a pleasant walk or ride. Most of the trail is parallel to the railway line, with a few deviations to avoid deep gullies.

This trail was officially opened on 18th March 2017, but some detail including signage is still to be completed.  Toilet facilities or water is not available on the trail. (The toilets at Muckleford are opened when the tourist train is at the station.)


Castlemaine to Maldon in Western Victoria

120km north west of Melbourne

Coarse gravel


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