This trail utilises the corridor of the historically significant Maroondah Aqueduct. The aqueduct was an engineering feat, following the contours of the land from Maroondah Dam in Healesville to Melbourne’s storage dam in Preston.
The alignment and gradient of the Maroondah Aqueduct provides for an ideal family friendly trail. The aqueduct has a relatively wide easement, picturesque setting, and a constant gradient, aside from the creek and road crossings.
The trail is currently 4km in length between Allendale Rd, Eltham and Main Rd, Research and is an off-road trail suitable for cycling, walking and running.
The Aqueduct trails joins the Research Trail to form a 10.2km trail loop around Research and Eltham North. There are playgrounds, picnic and BBQ facilities located along this trail.