East Gippsland Rail Trail

Code of Conduct

A shared use trail

The East Gippsland Rail Trail is a multi-use recreational pathway for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Please respect each other’s right to enjoy a safe and pleasant journey.

For your safety and enjoyment please observe the following:


  • Keep left and give way to walkers and horses
  • Approach horses with care and notify in advance of your approach
  • Warn others when approaching from behind and passing
  • Keep left and don’t obstruct the Rail Trail


  • Ride horses off the formed path where possible
  • Horses must be ridden at a walking pace and single file
  • Remove horse manure from the trail
  • Horses must not be tied within a 10 metre radius of signage or seat structures
  • Dismount before crossing bridges


  • Keep left and give way to horses on bridges and squeeze points


  • Single file when passing another user in either direction
  • Report any wandering livestock within the reserve to East Gippsland Shire Council


  • Leave all flora and fauna undisturbed
  • Take your rubbish home
  • Camp in designated areas only
  • Fires are prohibited in the reserve
  • No firewood collection


  • Keep dogs on a leash and under control at all times
  • Remove dog droppings from the trail


  • Wear approved helmets
  • Be careful at road crossings; young and inexperienced riders should dismount
  • Observe all signs and local regulations
  • Be prepared for changes in weather and trail conditions
  • Unauthorised motor vehicles, including motor bikes, are not permitted within the reserve
  • Plan your journey
  • On Total Fire Ban days, days of high fire danger and Code Red days, check Emergency Services’ broadcasts and websites. Stay informed!


  • Water and food (the availability of drinking water along the Rail Trail is limited)
  • Bicycle repair kit and a good pump
  • Mobile phone (there are some black spots)
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent


  • Crown Land Reserves (Rail Trail Reserves) Regulations 2010 apply to this reserve
  • Permits may be required for some events or activities. For more information visit the Rail Trail website (eastgippslandrail.com.au)

East Gippsland Rail Trail

PO Box 1283
Victoria 3875

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