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Goat Farm, Greenmount | On the outskirts of
Perth and near to public transport links, there
is a little bit of something here for everyone:
downhill, cross-country (XC), four cross (4X)
and a great skills park. Not the best trails in the
state, but this makes the list due to its location
and the superb new skills park.
Kalamunda Circuit | This 22km, all single
track, purpose-built, intermediate trail is
the crowning glory of the Perth Hills. The best
place to park is the Kalamunda Camel Farm
(Pauls Valley Road, just off Mundaring Weir
Road between Kalamunda and Mundaring)
where mountain bikers are always welcome.
The trail goes through their car park – be sure
to check out their excellent scones.
Dwellingup | Just over an hour south of
Perth, this small town plays host to two
cross-country tracks, several downhill tracks,
the Munda Biddi and the world class free-ride
area that is South Shore.
Wellington National Park | The star attraction
in this area (and arguably the state) is the
Pile Road trails (officially known as the
Mount Lennard trails). This is the most
complete network of sanctioned mountain
bike trails in WA, and they flow pretty well,
too. There is even a brewery next to the car
park! Also nearby are the downhill trails at
Wellington Mill, the Munda Biddi trail and the
dual-use Sika Trail.
Pemberton | The new kid on the block.
Pemberton Visitor Centre has seen the potential
that mountain biking can bring to this historic
logging town, and has invested in some great
trails. Currently there is a Blue XC track, a
Green loop (with awesome swoopy berms), a
superb dirt-jump park and a skills loop with
Mountain biking has taken off in WA in a big way, with
many opportunities and tracks for riders to enjoy
For more information
The West Australian Mountain Biking
Association (WAMBA) is a volunteer-run,
state-trail-advocacy organisation. Its website
is also full of useful info on where to ride,
which trails are open and what is going on.
The Western Australia Mountain Bike Trail
Guide is a recently released comprehensive
guidebook that covers all disciplines of off-
road cycling. www.mtbguidebook.com.
Karri Cup A 100km race over Labour Day
weekend in Northcliffe www.karricup.com.au.
Singletrackminds Enduro series Usually
includes a six-hour race at Langford Park,
Jarrahdale, and the new Kalamunda 50/50
Dwellingup 100 14km, 40km and 100km races
around Dwellingup. www.dwellingup100.com.au
Other races are run by Perth Mountain Bike
Club (perthmtb.asn.au) and Peel District MTB
The X-Files section of the Kalamunda Circuit
(Photography Jake Hannah, WAMBA).
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