Trail Watch

Check out our Trail Watch report card, which covers many of Victoria’s most popular parks and reserves. These ratings indicate the overall quality of a parks walking trails based on construction and maintenance, and how clearly they are signposted. Admittedly these ratings are fairly general, but it will give walkers a chance to gauge just how much effort a particular park or reserve is putting into its walking trails.

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NP  National Park
SP  State Park
SR  Scenic Reserve
HP  Historic Park
RP  Regional Park

PARK NAMEWALKING TRAIL MAINTENANCEWALKING TRAIL SIGNAGECOMMENTS
ALPINE NPPOOR / AVERAGEPOORIrregular trail maintenace and generally poor signage.
ARTHURS SEAT SPVERY GOODGOOD / VERY GOODUrban bushland.
AVON WILDERNESS PARKWILDERNESS WALKINGWILDERNESS WALKINGThere are no marked walking trails in the park.
BARMAH NPGOODAVERAGE / GOOD
BAW BAW NPGOODGOOD
BEECHWORTH HPVERY POOR / POORVERY POOR / POORQuality of trails are getting worse by the year. Very poor signage. Could be a major walking destination.
BENDIGO RPVERY POORVERY POOR / POOR
BIG DESERT WILDERNESSWILDERNESS WALKINGWILDERNESS WALKINGThere are no marked walking trails in the park.
BLACK RANGE SPPOORPOORFew walking trails. Never maintained.
BRISBANE RANGES NPAVERAGE / GOODAVERAGEMore work needs to be done with trail maintenance and signage.
BUNYIP SPAVERAGEPOOR / AVERAGE
BURROWA-PINE MOUNTAIN NPAVERAGEGOOD Walking trails badly need more regular mainenance.
CAPE LIPTRAP COASTAL PARKGOODGOOD
CAPE NELSON SPGOOD / VERY GOODAVERAGE
CASTLEMAINE DIGGINGS NAT HPGOODPOORToo many unmarked 4WD tracks make this area very confusing for walkers.
CATHEDRAL RANGE SPVERY GOODEXCELLENT
CHILTERN-MT PILOT NPPOORWalking is mostly on vehicle tracks.
CHURCHILL NP (LYSTERFIELD PARK)GOODVERY GOODWalking is on shared bike paths and vehicle tracks.
COBBOBOONEE NPGOODGOODGreat South West Walk.
COOPRACAMBRA NPVERY GOODPOORMainly wilderness walking. A couple of established trails.
CRESWICK RPAVERAGEVERY POORToo many 4WD vehicle tracks and generally no signage.
CROAJINGOLONG NPGOODAVERAGE
DANDENONG RANGES NPVERY GOODGOOD / VERY GOOD
EDWARDS POINT WILDLIFE RESEXCELLENTVERY GOOD
ENFIELD SPGOODAVERAGE
ERRINUNDRA NPGOODAVERAGELimited walking trails.
FRENCH ISLAND NPAVERAGEAVERAGEWalking is almost entirely along management vehicle tracks.
GRAMPIANS NPVERY GOOD / EXCELLENTVERY GOOD
GREAT OTWAY NPVERY GOODVERY GOOD
GREATER BENDIGO NPPOORVERY POOR
HATTAH-KULKYNE NPGOODAVERAGE / GOOD
HEATHCOTE-GRAYTOWN NPAVERAGEAVERAGEWalking is mainly along 4WD management vehicle tracks. Signage getting old and is confusing in places. Too many illigal trail bikes.
HEPBURN RPVERY GOOD / EXCELLENTVERY GOOD
HOLEY PLAINS SPAVERAGEPOORWalking is entirely along management vehicle tracks.
HOWQUA HILLS HISTORIC AREAAVERAGEPOOR
KINGLAKE NPVERY GOODNew trails and signage are under construction.
KOOYOORA SPVERY GOODVERY GOODExcellent off-trail walking.
LAKE EILDON NPVERY GOODEXCELLENTExcellent off-trail walking.
LANGI GHIRAN SPGOODPOOR
LERDERDERG SP VERY GOODAVERAGE / GOODExcellent wilderness walking in the gorge.
LERDERDERG SP (PYRETE SECTION)VERY POORVERY POORExcellent wilderness walking.
LITTLE DESERT NPVERY GOODAVERAGE / GOOD
LONG FOREST NATURE CONS RESPOOR / AVERAGEVERY POOR
LOWER GLENELG NPGOODGOOD / VERY GOODGreat South West Walk.
LYSTERFIELD PARK (CHURCHILL NP)GOODVERY GOODWalking is on shared bike paths and vehicle tracks.
MACEDON RPVERY GOODGOOD
MALDON HISTORIC RESAVERAGEVERY POORWalking is mainly along management vehicle tracks.
MITCHELL RIVER NPGOODAVERAGE / GOOD
MORNINGTON PENINSULA NPVERY GOOD / EXCELLENTVERY GOOD
MORWELL NPGOODAVERAGE
MT ALEXANDER RPPOORPOORThe southern section of the West Ridge Walking Track has now vanished. Most of the signage in the park has gone.
MT ARAPILES-TOOAN SPVERY GOOD / EXCELLENTVERY GOOD
MT BECKWORTH SRPOORVERY POOR
MT BUANGOR SPGOODGOOD
MT BUFFALO NPEXCELLENTGOOD
MT ECCLES NPEXCELLENTVERY GOOD
MT SAMARIA SPGOODGOOD
MT WORTH SPAVERAGEAVERAGE
MURRAY-SUNSET NPWILDERNESS WALKINGWILDERNESS WALKINGThere are no marked walking trails in the park.
PADDYS RANGES SPAVERAGEPOOR
POINT NEPEAN NPVERY GOODEXCELLENT
PORT CAMPBELL NPGOODVERY GOOD
SNOWY RIVER NPAVERAGEGOOD
ST ARNAUD RANGE NPAVERAGEPOORWalking is entirely along management vehicle tracks.
STEIGLITZ HPAVERAGEPOOR
TARRA-BULGA NPGOODGOOD / VERY GOOD
TERRICK TERRICK NPGOODPOOR / AVERAGEWalking is mainly along management vehicle tracks.
WARBY-OVENS NPGOODAVERAGE
WARRANDYTE SPVERY GOODAVERAGE / GOOD
WERRIBEE GORGE SPAVERAGEGOODMore trail mainenance is required on eroded sections of the trail.
WILSONS PROMONTORY NPEXCELLENTEXCELLENT
WOODLANDS HPGOOD / VERY GOODVERY GOOD
WOMBAT STATE FORESTAVERAGE / GOODGOOD
WYPERFELD NPVERY GOODEXCELLENT
YARRA RANGES NPVERY GOODVERY GOOD
YOU YANGS RP VERY GOOD / EXCELLENTVERY GOOD
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