Trail surface and conditions

Rail Trail width

In most parts the Rail Trail it is 3 metres wide. Some areas such as bridge crossings can narrow to 2.5 metres.

Always keep to the left and be aware of other users. Leave plenty of room to pass – a metre matters. You can read more about trail safety and rules here.

Rail Trail surface

The 24 km Tweed section of the Rail Trail has a total 6 km of sealed asphalt in the more urban areas from Murwillumbah Railway Station to the Tweed Regional Gallery and between Burringbar and Mooball.

Northern Rivers Rail Trail - Sealed surface

The remaining 18 km of the Rail Trail is heavily compacted gravel and is suitable for mobility devices.

You can read more about rail trail users and access for all here.

Rail Trail Gradient

As a former railway, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is relatively flat with no hills or mountains. For the majority of the Tweed section the Rail Trail has a maximum grade of slope of 4.5%, making it a suitable trail for all types of users, transport and fitness levels. There are some shorter and steeper sections where pathways and bypass bridges have a slope up to 15%.


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