Grampians Rail Trail
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Stawell West 

  • End: Mt Dryden Rd car park

  • Closest Town: Stawell West 

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 233km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.03438522

  • Longitude: 142.4986196

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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Grampians Rail Trail is a 11km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Western Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.


Stawell West – The trail starts at a small car park on the Grampians Road, 700 metres south of the Western Highway.

This rail line ran from Stawell to a stone quarry at Heatherlie at the base of the Grampians from 1882 to 1949.
The quarry supplied stone for many of Melbourne’s public buildings including Parliament House and the State Library.
The trail is mostly through beautiful bushland.

There are no plans to extend the trail to the Heatherlie quarry.

At the Heatherlie quarry, a short section of trail is walkable. A number of quarry buildings are still standing, and there is plenty of interesting mining equipment to explore.


Stawell West to Mt Dryden Rd car park in Western Victoria

233km north west of Melbourne

Fine gravel


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