Clyde to Alexandra Distance: 8 km
A highlight on this section is the wooden trestle Muttontown Viaduct which is 109 metres long and 9 metres high.
In the township of Clyde the Train station still exists on its original site. The platform is located at the front of the building and it also has vintage memorabilia underneath the veranda.
After closing Muttontown Viaduct you will see a Signal box.
Cyclists can now use the newly opened underpass without the stress of closing SH8.
Cross the Clutha River at Clyde and follow signs leading to the Anniversary River Track running parallel to the Clutha River. This very scenic track follows the river to the Alexandra Bridge and you then have to cycle through Alexandra onto SH85 (to Ranfurly) where after a short distance the Rail Trail crosses the road and you can rejoin the trail.
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