Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail
  • Length: 116km

  • Duration: 7 days

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Wangaratta

  • End: Bright

  • Closest Town: Wangaratta

  • Location: Northern Victoria

  • Distance from state capital: 250km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -36.52395871

  • Longitude: 146.6834509

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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Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is a 116km, grade 3 One Way hike located in Northern Victoria Victoria. The hike should take approximately 7 days to complete.


One of the most developed of rail trails. It actually consists of three separate trails, all with a sealed surface for their entire length!

The main “Mountain” section from Wangaratta to Bright and Beechworth is 97 km in length. It has moderate grades between Wangaratta and Bright and a significant grade from Everton up to historic Beechworth. The trail follows the picturesque Ovens Valley and has beautiful views of Mt Buffalo.
The “Murray” section from Rutherglen to Wahgunyah is 9 km in length. The trail traverses this famous wine producing area and is basically flat, ending on the Murray River.
The “Heritage” section from Wangaratta to Oxley is 9 km in length. The trail traverses farmland and is basically flat as it heads towards the gourmet region of Milawa.

Self guided & small group guided tours from 1 to 5 days with the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail specialists.


Wangaratta to Bright in Northern Victoria

North East Victoria, 250km from Melbourne


Mostly flat but a steady climb to Beechworth

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