The Diamond Creek Trail is a shared use path that follows Diamond Creek for 11 kilometres through the north eastern outer suburbs of Melbourne
Starting from Elizabeth Street in Diamond Creek, this is a mostly flat ride with an overall decline along the creek and railway to Eltham where it joins the Main Yarra Trail (also called Yarra River Trail).
The route is not well marked and there are a two points where the unwary cyclist can become disorientated.
The first is at Allendale Road, Diamond Creek where you will need to turn left and pick up the trail a little further along the road.
The second is when the trail meets Gastons Road. Here suburban streets have to be used to reconnect with the trail near the Andrew Park Tennis Club on Diamond Street, Eltham.
There are also several road crossings and an unprotected rail crossing where care is required.
The offset of these inconveniences is that the paved creek valley route includes scenic parklands and semi-rural suburbia which is very conducive to a dreamy, leisurely ride rather than fast, get-there-quick commuting.
The southern terminus is where the Diamond Creek Trail connects with the Yarra River Trail in Eltham.
It is also possible to connect with the Maroondah Aqueduct Trail by riding a little further left down Allendale Road or when reaching Gastons Road, turn left onto Wattletree Road and then left onto Main Road.
- Name: Diamond Creek Trail
- Region: Melbourne, Victoria
- Start: Elizabeth Street, Diamond Creek
- Finish: Yarra River Trail, Eltham
- Length: 11km
- Time: 1 hour
- Type: Linear
- Difficulty: Easy
- Suitable for: Most bike types
- Terrain: Generally flat with some gentle incline
- Surface: Fully paved
- Signage: Not well signed
- Hazards: Pedestrians and dogs off-lead
- Facilities: Toilet, picnic and recreational facilities at various points
- Best Times: All year round.