Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

Walking trails

Access the trail by: Edenmont Road (Clematis), Kilvington Drive (Emerald), Emerald Lake Park (Emerald), McBride Street (Cockatoo) or Gembrook station (Gembrook).
14.5 kilometres (one way)
Unsealed path. Undulating hills with flat bushland sections
Scenic views, native flora and fauna
Bikes, prams, dogs on lead. Horses and trail bikes not permitted.
Parking, barbecues, fitness equipment, playgrounds, picnic areas, shelters, drinking fountains, seating. Nearby cafes and supermarkets
Walking trail notes or map

The Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail (EDRT) is a 14.5 kilometre multipurpose trail which links Clematis, Emerald, Emerald Lake Park, Cockatoo and Gembrook. The EDRT is a scenic path suitable for cycling, running and walking. The map below is mobile phone friendly. It details the route and the places of interest to stop and enjoy along the way.

View a map of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Trail

Clematis to Emerald

The 1.3 kilometre section from Edenmont Road in Clematis to Emerald township runs along the Puffing Billy railway. This section was added to the trail in 2017 and finishes at the railway crossing at Como Street. The EDRT is incomplete for approximately 200 metres through Emerald township and pedestrians and cyclists need to take care travelling to Kilvington Drive to pick up the next section.

Emerald to Cockatoo

The 6.2 kilometre Emerald to Cockatoo section passes starts at Kilvington Drive (at the railway crossing) and includes Emerald Lake Park and Wrights State Forest. This section of the trail has existed for some time and used to be called the Emerald to Cockatoo Multi Use Trail.

Cockatoo to Gembrook

The 6.5 kilometre Cockatoo to Gembrook section was added to the trail in 2017. This section follows Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Fielder Road and the Puffing Billy train line to Gembrook’s town centre.

Road and rail crossings occur along all sections of the trail. Please dismount and take care at all times.