Bicycle Network: Where to Ride
Federation Trail - Werribee to Brooklyn
The new Federation Trail was funded by VicRoads after 10 years of strong campaigning by Bicycle Network Victoria members.
It is the one of the biggest and most important trails to be built in the west. The trail will eventually link to Melbourne's CBD, the Bay Trail at Altona, Sunshine, and Werribee Zoo and Mansion.
An alternative route to Princes Highway running from Brooklyn to Werribee either for regular commuters or recreation.
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Where is it?
The Federation Trail runs from Millers Road (just north of the Westgate Freeway, Melway ref 41, B11) through to the Werribee River just south of Werribee (Melways 408 J1).
Click here to view or download our map of the trail.
If you want to know more about our maps, go to the Bike Maps page.
How long is it?
The trail is 24 kilometres from one end to the other. It will take most riders between 1-2 hours to ride.
What is the trail like?
The trail is a 'sprayseal' surface that is flat for the entire length of the trail. The trail is completely off road and there are traffic lights at any busy road crossings.
It is suitable for riders and walkers of all ages and experience.
What is there to see and do along the way?
The trail follows the historic Melbourne Outfall Sewer reserve that has heritage aquaducts and impressive red brick channels. The reserve is well vegetated for much of the trail and there are a number of parks including the Skeleton Creek Reserve in Hoppers Crossing and the Lawrie Emmins Reserve in Laverton North
The best spots for a coffee and refreshments are a short ride up the Werribee River Trail into Werribee or a short detour into Hoppers Crossing.
Getting to the trail.
The Western Ring Road Trail links to the Federation Trail at Altona North or the Werribee River Trail links the western end of the Federation Trail to the centre of Werribee.
- Catch the train to Werribee and ride along the Werribee River Trail to the western end of the Federation Trail; or
- Hop off the train at Yarraville and ride along Francis St to the eastern end of the trail (however this section is on a busy road).
It will eventually link to the many other trails in western Melbourne including the Maribyrnong Trail (and the city), the Bay Trail at Altona, and Werribe Zoo and Mansion.
Updates and Developments
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