The Pioneer Rail Trail
  • Length: 6km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Oberon

  • End: Hazlegrove

  • Location: Country NSW and ACT

  • Closest Town: Oberon

  • Distance from CBD: 191km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.69825539

  • Longitude: 149.8547111

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The Pioneer Rail Trail is a 6km, grade 2 one way hike, located in Country NSW and ACT, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Sealed trail traversing undulating open farmland.

Oberon (at former Station site nr cnr Albion St and North St) to Hazlegrove (former station site)

This 6km section is part of a 24km branch line that climbs up from the main western railway at Tarana to Oberon, 1100m above sea level. It was opened in 1923 and ceased operation in 1979. Due to the steep grades and numerous curves it was reportedly infamous for being the slowest railway line in NSW but should make a great rail trail! Hazelgrove is at the top of the steep grade down to Tarana.

The Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway is proposing to run trains once again from Oberon on the railway, hence a rail-side trail.

About the region

Get ready to have a good time in Country NSW. From nation-making heritage sites and charming towns to cultural attractions, world-class food and wine regions, walking trails through World Heritage wilderness, and ancient sites of great significance for indigenous Australians, there’s a new adventure every day.

The Australian Capital Territory – home to Australia’s capital city of Canberra – is a tempting combination of outdoor adventure, urban exploration and artistic flare. Despite its small size, the state packs a big punch with world-renowned museums and a vibrant dining scene. The perfect destination for foodies, culture vultures and outdoor enthusiasts alike, the Australian Capital Territory is sure to challenge all your expectations.


Oberon to Hazlegrove in Country NSW and ACT

Western side of Blue Mountains, 191km West from Sydney.



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

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