Grampians Rail Trail
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Stawell West 

  • End: Mount Dryden Rd car park

  • Location: Western Victoria

  • Closest Town: Stawell West 

  • Distance from CBD: 233km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.03438522

  • Longitude: 142.4986196

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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.

Hike Summary

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 Mount 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. 

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