Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
  • Length: 40km

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Lilydale 

  • End: Warburton

  • Location: Yarra Ranges

  • Closest Town: Lilydale 

  • Distance from CBD: 52km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.75895455

  • Longitude: 145.360623

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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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Yarra Ranges...

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

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


Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail is a 40km, grade 3 one way hike, located in Melbourne Region, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.

Hike Summary

Pedal Pickups is a tour transport service to walkers & cyclists in the Yarra Valley area & surrounds

With a backdrop of mountains including Yarra Ranges National Park this trail passes through a scenic landscape following the Yarra River Valley.

Plenty of good places to stay and great things to consume in the region’s cafes, pubs, wineries and restaurants.
The trail has a climb up to Mount Evelyn from both directions.
There are still some crossings of busy roads remaining requiring care and patience.

There is strong community support to extend this rail trail to Yarra Glen, refer future developments below.

Pedal Assist E-bikes and Comfort Hybrid bikes for hire and great food on the rail trail at Warburton.


Lilydale to Warburton in Melbourne Region

Yarra Valley, east of Melbourne

Fine gravel

Open forest, farmland, hills

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

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17 thoughts on “Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail (40km)

  1. We haven’t done the whole 40km but usually walk it weekly as its pretty much our backyard, great to walk or ride a bike. Can get busy on weekends with other bike riders or walkers so common sense and courtesy prevails… May even get the odd horse and rider…

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