Glendale to Wallsend Cycleway
  • Length: 8.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Frederick St Glendale 

  • End: Wallsend

  • Location: Newcastle

  • Closest Town: Frederick St Glendale 

  • Distance from CBD: 150km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -32.92539276

  • Longitude: 151.6372174

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Glendale to Wallsend Cycleway is a 8.5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Newcastle Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The following are major access points

This is a new high quality rail trail featuring a variety of landscapes from suburbia to dense bushland.
The trail links to other cycleways that give mainly traffic free access to the city and other suburbs.
The rail trail is gently graded.
Preserved railway memoriabilia at Wallsend Station site

This section is basically flat and passes two suburban shopping centres. It following the line of both disused colliery rail lines and the tramway. It runs along a suburban St before crossing busy Newcastle Rd at Traffic lights

After crossing a busy road you enter the quiet leafy Jesmond park following a long embankment before climbing over a low section of Lambton hill and Howe St lights.

About the region

Situated on the east coast of NSW, Newcastle is surrounded by golden sand beaches, a breathtaking coastline and a beautiful working harbour. The cafes, restaurants and bars, unique architecture and rich history stretch from the city to the suburbs.


Frederick St Glendale to Wallsend in Newcastle Area

Between the Newcastle suburbs of Glendale and Wallsend


Suburban undulating

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

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