Melbourne’s extensive network of Urban parks offer a variety of trail running opportunities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Get into nature with a picturesque jog or power walk along the Yarra River and into Yarra Bend Park where in some areas you can also run your dog on a lead. Beat your personal best with laps around Albert Park lake - a convenient way to keep fit in nature. Forest runs and the lake circuit trail at Lysterfield Park are popular trails for runners of all abilities. For a more challenging rocky ascent, the Granite Peak Trail summit at Trig Point affords a spectacular view of Melbourne.
Climb the historic rock stairway to stunning views across Maroondah Reservoir from the impressive dam wall in Yarra Ranges National Park. Challenge yourself with the many steps of the Summit Walk in Arthurs Seat State Park with the best views of the Mornington Peninsula. A long and steep climb up Flinders Peak with 450 steps, takes you to the highest point of You Yangs Regional Park. Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit over granite rock platforms of Melbourne and across the bay.