Castlemaine to Maldon

Start point: Northern end of Martin Street Castlemaine – Directions

Distance: 16km (32km return)

Track: Variable gravel. Track is adjacent to operational rail line and is undulating with some rough patches

Birds:  Varied Sitella, Grey Shrike-thrush, Grey Fantail, lots of thornbills, Honeyeaters, Golden and Rufous Whistlers, Crimson and Eastern Rosella, Red-rumped Parrots, Scarlet, Flame, Yellow and Hooded Robins, Jacky Winter, Speckled Warbler, White-browed Babblers.

Notes: This trail follows the existing tourist railway and varies from the normally gentler rail gradients with undulating sections. Surface quality varies, but is mostly compacted gravel. Well equipped stopping point at Muckleford Station – bike maintenance station, picnic tables. Toilets open when train operational. Mostly Box-Ironbark forests with a range of honeyeaters and robins. There is a diversion off the trail at Sawmill Road where you have to follow the quiet dirt road for about 1km before re-joining the rail trail. See marker on map for directions.

Muckleford Creek