Run Warburton and discover one of Victoria’s best kept trail running secrets. The adventure trails of the Warburton Valley offer a wide range of trail running opportunities, of varying lengths, from easy through moderate to advanced. There's plenty to challenge even the most accomplished trail runner–from long distance loops to uphill trails that will bring out your best.
If you’re in training for the Kokoda Trail, we have one of the best training facilities, just one hour from Melbourne. The Mt Donna Buang walking trail offers a fantastic opportunity for trail runners to test their mettle and build their stamina on what is touted as being one of Victoria’s best trail running challenges – a one kilometre VERTICAL climb.
And if this Extreme trail running is not your thing, then you can run Warburton plenty of other ways.
- Run Warburton’s beautiful river tracks and local trails with plenty of places to stop for a coffee or catchup when you are done.
- Run Warburton’s very own waterfall on the La La Falls Run.
- Run Warburton’s Backstairs track loop, which starts and finishes in the Warburton township but takes you well into the forests and mountains of the surrounding valley.
Trail running in Warburton is more than a way to stretch the legs or beat out a few cobwebs from the week, it’s a total immersion in nature, surrounded by unique flora and fauna without the sacrifice of a great meal, a perfect coffee or a well deserved pot of beer to relax afterwards. There are plenty of accommodation options for trail runners so the opportunity is also there to ‘become a local’ for the weekend and enjoy a range of trail runs and other activities while you are here.
We’ve had professional adventure tail mappers document comprehensive trail running notes for each of the seven trail runs we recommend, complete with photos, gradings and all the information you’ll need to have the best run of your life. You can find our exclusive trail runs in the links below, with easy to download GPX and KML files and map references for your device. So, whether you are in training for a big event, or just seeking new horizons to explore with your trail running group, there is plenty to explore in the Warburton Valley.
And look out for our inaugural TRAIL FEST on 10-12 March 2018 for another great opportunity to run for the hills! Organised by Tour De Trails, it’s a date for the diaries and an unmissable event.
Take a run in Warburton and experience all the valley has to offer. Climb a mountain, pound through lush ferns and gullies, feel the freshest air rush in your lungs and enjoy the company of trees and rivers. Tired legs will appreciate a refresh in the cool pristine water of the Yarra River, which runs right through the middle of Warburton and may criss-cross your path on several legs of your run.
Watch our Warburton Valley Run, Walk, Cycle, Paddle video to see what you are missing out on! (below or on You Tube here)
Trail Run Warburton. Three words, many options.
EASY Running trails
LA LA FALLS Run 3.2km
MODERATE running Trails
RICHARDS TRAMLINE RUN - 11.3 km
DIFFICULT Running Trails
BACKSTAIRS TRACK/LITTLE JOE RUN - 12 km
DONNA BUANG RUN - 9km
WALK INTO HISTORY 51 km