Walking trails and bike paths

Moreland has many trails for walkers and cyclists that link to parks. The two main shared paths go along Moonee Ponds and Merri Creeks. These paths link to other trails to the city. Recommended bike trails and routes in Moreland map (PDF 6Mb) describes key routes.

Merri Creek Trail

The Merri Creek Trail starts at Dights Falls near where the Merri Creek and Yarra River meet. The trail follows the creek, with most of the path right next to the creek. Along the way it passes Coburg Lake Reserve, the Brunswick Velodrome and CERES Community Environment Park.

Length and connections

The Merri Creek Trail is 21 km long. The path joins the Western Ring Road Trail in the north. In the south it meets the Yarra River Trail and the Capital City Trail.

Difficulty

Easy.

Public transport

The path goes past Clifton Hill and Rushall stations as well as St Georges Road, Nicholson Street and Sydney Road trams.

Moonee Ponds Creek Trail

The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail starts at Melbourne Docklands on Footscray Road. It follows the creek and goes under and around the Tullamarine Freeway. After Bell Street it goes north through a series of parks, including the Boeing and Charles Kingsford Smith Ulm reserves. It goes under the large trestle bridge at Jacana Retarding Basin, Glenroy and meets the Western Ring Road Trail.

The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail goes into Willowbrook Reserve near Mickleham Road in Westmeadows and then path continues along the fence line of the Woodlands Historic Park next to Melbourne Airport.

Length and connections

The Moonee Ponds Creek Trail is 25 km long. It meets the Broadmeadows Valley Trail and the Western Ring Road Trail in the north. It meets the Capital City Trail in the south.

Difficulty

Easy

Public transport

The path goes past Jacana, Pascoe Vale and Flemington Bridge stations.

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