If you are wanting something close to Perth Metro and looking for an easy gravel ride or new to off road riding, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail is a great place to start. Don’t be put off by the 42km’s, pick a section, there are many alternatives for parking and several cafés or local pubs to ride out and back to.
Yaberoo Budjara Heritage Trail starts at Neil Hawkins Park and ends in the Yanchep National Park. The surface is mostly limestone and meanders for 28 km’s through Tuart and Banksia Woodland, coastal Heath and even a section of wetland.
Lake Leschenaultia has an easy short loop around the lake and a network of mountain bike trails that are great for your first experience at more technical riding. The Network has several Green and Blue graded trails with some wooden features added in for a challenge.
The Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trail Network is a large network with over 50km’s of trails, most are single track, ranging from easy green to difficult Black. There is also a skills loop at the trail head and pump track along the way at the Black Stump car park. Local businesses offer shuttle services up Mt Gungin for those who want to focus on the Gravity trails.
The redeveloped Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park trails, only 20mins from the CBD, range from Green to Double Black Diamond, catering for riders of all experience levels, while the skills park, mulch jump and jump trails provide riders with the opportunity to develop their skills.
Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park, Greenmount – Trails WA
Another great gravel experience is the Munda Biddi Trail, a little more technical with some single-track options. It is Australia’s longest distance Mountain Bike Trail and traverses for 1060km’s through the southwest from Perth to Albany. For a more immersive experience, try bike packing. Gather some friends or go solo, there are plenty of options for staying one or two nights.
Langford Park in Jarrahdale, being less than 1 hour from Perth, with 8 fun flowy trails that meander through natural bushland ranging from easy to moderate, is an ideal option for a day trip.
Dwellingup has become a Mountain Bike Meca with the options of the Marrinup Circuit and Turner Hill nearby offering a good range of single-track trails that meander through natural bushland. Access the Trails from the trail heads or park and ride from Dwellingup. There is also the Murray Valley Trails, 35km’s of single-track in the picturesque Lane Pool reserve.
Marrinup Trail, Dwellingup – Trails WA – Trails WA
Turner Hill Mountain Bike Trail, Murray – Trails WA
Murray Valley Trails, Dwellingup – Trails WA
Just inland from Bunbury is WA first network of MTB trails. Ideal for those who like old school singletrack rolling through the bush.
Mt Lennard, Pile Rd, Wellington NP – Trails WA
There are so many great trail options in Collie, check out the Wambenger Trails App it has everything you need to plan your ride. Wambenger Trails App – Trails WA
Right in town discover Wagyl Biddi, 6kms of trails to suit beginners and intermediate riders, including the Dropped Pye Zone, a technical skills area.
Just a short ride from the main street of Collie the Arklow mountain bike network offers a range of trails through the jarrah forest. Fun for all ages and abilities including an adaptive trail.
The Trails in the Wellington National Park, set among the jarrah forest, with impressive views of the Collie River Valley and options for all riders, have become very popular.
What used to be a surfing destination, Margaret River is well known for its Mountain Bike Trails.
South Carters Road, legendary single track flow trails wind though natural bushland, add in the odd jump line to make some of the best trails in the state.
The Pines Mountain Bike Network, with over 16km’s of trails, ranging in difficulty, is located north of the Margaret River Town Centre.
Creek Trails, Margaret River – Trails WA
The Pines Mountain Bike Network – Trails WA
Dunsborough is home to 3 Mountain Bike Trail Networks. Meelup, with tight and technical flow trails, classic single track at Secret Whicher and Middle Earth’s fun flowing single track with a variety of technical features.
Linga Longa, in Balingup is a privately owned property that offers public and private Gravity riding sessions. Trails are for the Gravity focused more experienced rider and are graded from Blue to Double Black Diamond.
Bike Park | Australia | Linga Longa Bike Park
Close by is the Nannup, and only 2 km’s from town, the Tank 7 trails designed to make the most of the natural elevation, challenge even the more experienced gravity rider.
The Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails combine to form a 37 km Loop that follows the path of wood powered steam driven locomotives from the forest to the Barrabup Mill and Nannup Mill.
Need more inspiration, then head to the Trails WA – Trails WA website and check out the trails in Pemberton, Chapman Valley, Albany and Esperance just to name a few.
Photo credit: Denzil Heeger