Capital City Trail, Melbourne

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The Capital City Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is 29km in length, and mostly consists of sections of other trails, such as the Merri Creek Trail, Main Yarra Trail, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and Inner Circle Rail Trail.A popular starting point for the trail is at Princes Bridge near Flinders Street Station. The rider can head off in an easterly or westerly direction. If heading off in the westerly, either side of the river can be used, but the south side tends to be more popular.The Capital City Trail uses the same path as the Main Yarra Trail up to Dights Falls, where it continues, using the same path as the Merri Creek Trail, as part of its loop around the city.Following the pathThe trail follows the Yarra River to Yarra Bend Park on the Yarra River Trail and meets Merri Creek at Dights Falls. It follows the Merri Creek Trail up the Merri Creek to Rushall Station, where it follows the former Inner Circle rail reserve and Royal Park. It then meets the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, which continues back to Docklands and Southbank. At its farthest, the trail is 5 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.
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  • I love to walk so I walked this trail although a lot of people cycle it. Lovely bush scenery along the Yarra and plenty of places to stop and relax if the weather is nice. It’s pretty flat most of the...  more »
  • A great 30km ride that takes in many sights of Melbourne and inner city suburbs. It’s an easy ride on shared path with walkers. Plenty of water fountains and coffee shops along the way. Southbank Is l...  more »
  • The trail starts at the St Kilda Road end at Alexandra gardens and continues along the river and is a great way to see the city across the river and the parklands to the south.  more »

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