Two bridges were recently replaced on the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail which is now open again from Camperdown to Timboon.
Timber bridges 11 and 12, located on the trail between Glenfyne and Timboon have been replaced with steel bridges with higher rails to accommodate horse riders and are weight rated for the committee to be able to maintain the trail. The two original bridges were initially built by volunteers in the nineties and made of timber. There are still three timber bridges which the rail trail committee are working towards having replaced in the future.
The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail is pet friendly and is available for walking, cycling, ebikes and horse riders, however because of weight limits on the three bridges which need replacement, no horses are permitted between Merrett's Road and Bridge 15, about 1 km north of the Timboon Trestle Bridge. Motorbikes and trail bikes are also not permitted on the trail.
The trail meanders its way through forest and grazing paddocks and passes by historic railway trestle bridges. A lesser known regional Victorian rail trail, the trail is a hidden gem and makes for a very peaceful ride.
Feeling peckish along the way? Stop in Cobden at the Cobden Golf Club for a bite to eat in the bistro (you'll be riding right through the middle of the golf course) or detour into the main street for a pub meal at Thommo's or a quick bite to eat at one of the cafes or the local bakery. If you have more time on your hands, stroll through the op shops and locally owned clothes, gifts, homewares, lolly and sewing stores.
When you reach Timboon, reward yourself with lunch at Timboon Railway Shed Distillery or a local cafe then enjoy an ice cream at the famous Timboon Fine Ice cream(ery). Wander the shops for more lollies, gifts, clothes and homewares.
The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail now also connects to the Twelve Apostles Trail at Timboon. Some sections are still in progress however once complete, the trail will take cyclists right to the coast at Port Campbell. Please check weather conditions and updates about the current status of the Twelve Apostles Trail before commencing your ride.
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