This is a linear trail running both north and south from Canterbury Road. The north section is between the railway and Campbell Street, starting at the Heathmont Station, and the south section is between the railway and Heathmont Road. At the time of writing (July 2019), the northern trail was closed as large parts of the path was being replaced. When finished ,it should provide an added dimension to the rail trail.
The southern section along Heathmont Road is just over one kilometre and leads to the sporting fields of the H.E. Parker Reserve. Proceeding through the reserve, you can join up to the Dandenong Creek Trail.
The path is concrete and wide as it is a shared path for both pedestrians and cyclists. It would be suitable for wheelchairs but is a little steep in parts, but no problem if you have a strong pusher for the uphill parts and good brakes for the downhill sections.
The walking/cycling path meanders through some natural bushland and although there is a railway line and a road bordering both sides, you don't see them for much of the walk. A park bench is provided at the halfway point for those needing a short rest.
Although bordered by rail and road, there are many sections when neither are visible. A word of caution if you have run-ahead children with you, as in parts, there is no fence or barrier between the trail and the railway lines. It could be an interesting experience for children to see trains whizzing past and not stopped at stations.