Clyde - Alexandra

Clyde to Alexandra   Distance: 8 km

  • 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.
  • Follow the cycle signs which take you across State Highway 8 where you will come to the Trail head at the intersection of State Highway 8 and Springvale Road.
  • Dogs are permitted on this section of the trail provided they are on a lead.
  • Car parking facilities are available for those people who wish to leave a vehicle there when cycling the trail.
  • A highlight on this section is the wooden trestle Muttontown Viaduct which is 109 metres long and 9 metres high.
  • After closing Muttontown Viaduct you will see a Signal box. 
  • The Alexandra Golf course runs parallel to the rail trail on outskirts of Alexandra.
Clyde Train station

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.


Underpass Tunnel

Cyclists can now use the newly opened underpass without the stress of closing SH8. 


Signal Box

After closing Muttontown Viaduct you will see a Signal box.


Muttontown Viaduct

A highlight on this section is the wooden trestle Muttontown Viaduct which is 109 metres long and 9 metres high.


Anniversary River Track

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.


The Rail Trail Guide Book

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