Merricks Trail

Merricks Trail can be walked or ridden (BYO bike or horse) and is accessible from either the picnic area at Red Hill Station Reserve or the Merricks Red Hill Station Ground Equestrian Reserve.

The trail meanders through low land forest with its mixture of tall trees including Messmate Stringybark and Narrow-leaf Peppermint. Understories are a diversity of grasses and herbs or commonly dominated by Wiry Spear-grass or Forest Wire-grass.

The trail is about 6.5km one way and a great to walk off lunch after dining at the cafe’s, restaurants and wineries at each end of the trail.

Main access point: 155 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South 3937

Other access points: Merricks Station Ground Reserve, 3450 Frankston-Flinders Road, Merricks 3916 

Walks: 6.5km trail.  Information about walks in this reserve can be found on the Visit the Mornington Peninsula website - Red Hill Rail Trail

Parking: Public car park at either end. Horse float parking is available too, with car parks located at Merricks Road (Adjacent to Merricks Station Ground Reserve, first left entrance when turning off from Frankston-Flinders Road) and Callanans Road (Red Hill side).

Friends Group: Joining a Friends Group is a great way to be involved in your local community and helps protect biodiversity. Merricks Trail does not presently have a Friends group however, the Shire partners with over 50 groups across the Peninsula. For further information visit our Friends Groups page.

Dogs: Dogs are PERMITTED in this reserve and are required to be under the effective control of a chain, cord or leash. For further information on leash-free and dog prohibited areas visit, Leash-free areas.  

Take a look at iNaturalist to see the plants and animals the community have recorded in this area – Observations · iNaturalist


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