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Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail - Trail Description



Hawthorn to Kew Rail Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Eastern Melbourne suburbs, 5km from Melbourne
Start/end: Hawthorn to Kew
Status: Open
Length open: 1km
Surface: Sealed
Terrain: Flat
Best seasons: All seasons
Public transport: Train, Bus, Tram
Features: tourist
Contact Region: Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Geelong, Bellarine & Mornington Peninsulas
Riding the along the trail reserve
Riding the along the trail reserve
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for wheelchairs Suitable for prams Suitable for scooters in line skates



This short trail follows a branch line from Hawthorn to Kew, opened in 1887 and closed in 1957.

On road and bike path through linear park.

June 2010

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14 March , 2015 by cascho

I walked this trail this morning with my mother (Saturday 14th March 2015) – it is too short to ride it. The trail passes through a lovely part of Melbourne’s inner eastern suburbs, with a mixture of old grand houses and modern apartments on the sides of the parklands/trail. The trail is in good condition, especially through Grace Park – and the LE Bray Reserve is a great park. We took a detour and walked through Glenferrie oval – good to see the old football ground is in a reasonable state. The trail is in a great location, nearby to cafe and restaurant strips along Glenferrie Rd, Burwood Rd and Powers St. Lucky for the locals that live nearby.

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