More dates

    Red Hill Rail Trail

    This event has passed Get tickets

    Event description

    ***Kindly note that this HIKE has been designed to promote fitness and will require a decent level of physical fitness to finish. We will maintain a FAST pace during this hike, completing 12 kilometres in slightly over two hours. Therefore, we suggest that you carefully review all event information and ensure that you can keep up with the group. If you don't engage in any physical activity during the week or lead a sedentary lifestyle, this hike may not be appropriate for you. Please check our shorter distance hikes at a more moderate pace***

    This walk is not for beginners, I am sorry :(

    YOU WILL REQUIRE GOOD STAMINA FOR THIS WALK.

    ***DOGS ARE WELCOME***

    The Red Hill Rail Trail traces the path of the old railway line connecting Red Hill to Merricks, offering a picturesque walking experience particularly in the morning. The trail meanders alongside horse paddocks and wineries, adding to the charm of the journey.

    This moderate grade 2 walk covers a total distance of 12 km, which will be completed at a steady pace. It is not recommended for beginners. We will begin our trek from Red Hill

    As we head towards Merricks, there will be a slight decline in elevation. Once we reach the halfway point (6km), we will turn around and retrace our steps back to the starting point along the same trail.

    OUR FINAL 6 KILOMETRES ARE ON A SLIGHT INCLINE, THAT CAN BECOME TIRING FOR SOME!

    To ensure a comfortable walk, please make sure you are well-hydrated, rested and have eaten breakfast. There is a toilet available at the half way point for convenience.

    The walk will commence at 8am, so please plan to arrive at 7:45am.

    THINGS TO NOTE:

    - Licensed Tour Operator Guide

    - $2.40 of every ticket purchased is returned to PARKS Victoria 

    - Public Liability insurance covered

    - First aid qualified 

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE WALK:

    - Sandy patches of ground

    - Some inclines

    - 12 kilometre walk

    - ELEVATED HEART RATE (your heart will increase above 140bpm)

    - Uneven ground with exposed root stumps

    - Trip hazards are present

    - Exceptional views

    - Great people

    - Improved fitness

    - Swift pace

    - PACE Approx 10-13 minute kilometres

    - Difficulty rating 3/5

    - Walking time - 3 hours

    - Toilet halfway

    WHAT TO BRING:

    - Water

    - Snack. Ie: Banana, high protein snack, Jam sandwich.

    - Electrolyte energy drink

    - Medication if you take any

    WHAT TO WEAR:

    - A good pair of walking shoes is necessary, which could be hiking shoes or boots. It is recommended to avoid jogging runners as they may not provide enough grip, although it is not a strict requirement.

    - Decent socks. Ie: a mix of wool, nylon & elastane. Non bulky (Visit hiking stores)

    - Backpack to carry drink bottle and snacks

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    This walk is NOT suitable for children (18+), babies in carriers or for people who do not walk more than 5km’s at a time. 

    YOU MUST READ ALL EVENT DETAILS IN THEIR ENTIRETY BEFORE PURCHASING A TICKET

    Please reach out if you have any questions!

    PLEASE ARRIVE AT 7:45AM

    Thank you,

    Taryn




    Powered by

    Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix donates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity




    Refund policy

    Refund Policy To receive a refund for your ticket, please provide at least 48 hours notice. Note that Humanitix may not refund the booking fee. Late cancellations make it challenging for us to fill your spot, which is why we require 48 hours notice. Thank you for your understanding.