Bicycle Network: Ride a Trail
Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail
A 53km trail for walking and cycling built on an old railway line south west of Ballarat.
The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail is a 53km trail for walking and cycling built on an old railway line west of Ballarat.
The trail passes through a range of scenery, from pastoral land and remnant gold mining sites, to bird wetlands and state forest.
The restored Nimons Trestle Bridge (pictured right) over the Woady Yaloak Creek near Newtown is one of the highlights of the trail.
Recently refurbished, the Trail has one of the best unsealed surfaces of any Rail Trail in the State.
Ballarat - Skipton shuttle bus, other transport and bike hire services
Ballarat City Council is developing a regular shuttle bus program in support of the Ballarat - Skipton Rail Trail
Places to go for last minute and emergency bike shopping.
How to get you and your bike to the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
Maps & trail notes
Things to do & see
A range of things to do in and around Ballarat before or after a trail ride.
Where to eat & drink
A range of sustenance and refreshment peddlers along the Trail, in no particular order
Where to sleep
Below is a list of accommodation choices as provided by local operators and trail friends.