• Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Reids Tramline Carpark

  • End: Reids Tramline Carpark

  • Closest Town: Powelltown

  • Location: Yarra State Forest

  • Distance from state capital: 82km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.86071357

  • Longitude: 145.74483255


The Reids Tramline hike is short, but very beautiful and passes initially through Powelltown and then the very beautiful and lush rainforest in the area.

The loop follows the creek and passes by various relics of days gone by, then heads uphill for a brief climb that will get the heart going. Following access roads until descending back down to the carpark at Powelltown.

Whilst it is a short hike, it is a very beautiful hike and well worth doing.

Getting There

If you are coming from the West the Reids Tramline carpark is just as you enter Powelltown on your left. There is a big log on a train trailer near the road. Keep an eye out for that. If you reach the pub/shop the you have gone too far.


There can be many leeches on this trail, so bring your favourite leech repellant/remedy.

As this is a circuit it can be done either way.


Total distance: 5982 m
Max elevation: 376 m
Min elevation: 193 m
Total climbing: 228 m
Total descent: -229 m


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