Melbourne's Best Runs: Capital City Trail

The Capital City Trail is a 27km loop that includes sections of other trails, including the Merri Creek Trail, the Yarra Trail, the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, and the Inner Circle Rail Trail.

The trail follows the Yarra River to Yarra Bend Park on the Yarra Trail, then follows Merri Creek Trail to Rushall Station. From there it follows the former Inner Circle rail reserve and Royal Park, then Moonee Ponds Creek Trail to continue back to Docklands and Southbank.

Run all of it or just some of it, there's plenty to see on your journey, including Alexandra Gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Collingwood Children's Farm, Hardy Gallagher Reserve, Rushall Garden, Princes Park, Melbourne Zoo and Docklands Stadium.

It's a shared path, so watch out for cyclists!

Melbourne's Best Runs

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Map of the Capital City Trail

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The header image on this page is of Capital City Trail at Princes Park looking west; the photo is by Mat Connolley and it is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Sourced here from Wikimedia Commons.