Nimmons Bridge

The rail trail routes crosses over the spectactular Nimmons Bridge, an old wooden trestle railway bridge at Newtown, Vic.

Rail Trail Upgrade, Linton

The rail trail at Linton is a great example of the significant recent upgrades in trail surface.

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Historical small towns

HIghlights along the Trail include some of the regions significant historical small towns, including Cardigan, Haddon, Smythesdale, Scarsdale, New Town, Linton, Pittong, ending at Skipton (pictured).

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Stay and Enjoy the region

While visiting the region, take advantage of some fantastic accommodation options along the trail.

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Welcome to the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail website


The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail is a 53km, upgraded trail along the old Ballarat-Skipton Railway line. Extensively upgraded in 2008 with a high quality gravel surface, new signage, seating and rest huts, the trail is now an important reserve, which has been preserved for future generations.

Passing through farmland, historic towns, bushland as well as areas of conservation and historic significance, it is suitable for cyclists, walkers, and horse riders of all levels of experience.

There is a gentle gradient (maximum gradient of 2%) along the length of the trail.

With a host of accommodation, food, and visitor attractions along the route, the trail provides a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the region.

The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail website has further information on:

  • Accommodation Options, restaurants, cafes and attractions in the region.
  • Maps, Brochures and Trail Resources
  • Historical information on the trail

Recent News

  • New Website

    The Ballarat Skipton Rail Trail website has been developed in conjunction with BalBUG (Ballarat Bicycle User Group) and other trail partners, to provide key information about services that are available along the trail, helping visitors enjoy their time in the region.

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