The new Oberon railtrail winds beside the now disused Oberon to Tarana railway.
It is a 5.5km cycle. The trail starts beside the museum on North Street in Oberon, passes the timber mill, and heads out on to merino country. The trail ends at the old Hazelgrove station.
There are no toilets, food, or anything much in terms of facilities along the trail. There are two chairs to sit on along the way.
At the Hazelgrove end of the trail, it is possible to continue on foot along the disused railway line for some distance before the track becomes overgrown.
The council website says that a loop back through the forest is possible, but it certainly is not signposted, or obvious. So take a good map and a GPS if you want to try it and are not familiar with the area.
The trail is quite flat, slowly ascending around 25m in the first 4.5km, and then descending for the final 1 km. After that first 1km, the trip back is quick and easy.
This is the gradient of the path, click to see the details:
This is the georeferenced map of the path:
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