Melrose to Wilmington Rail Trail

This pleasant 22 km cycle and walking trail was built in 1884 but not completed to Wilmington until 20 July, 1915.

The last train to use the line carried grain from Wilmington in 1988. After that it was turned into a cycle track which heads north from Melrose through Terka, past Mount Remarkable, and eventually arrives in Wilmington.

The bike trail is sign posted as Intermediate (IMBA Easy- Green).  The trail is basically flat to gently undulating with a few rough red gum creek crossings. The riding itself is not technically challenging and suitable for beginners. If you are going to ride out and back you should have a moderate level of fitness as it is about a 50 km round trip.

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