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Kep Track - Trail Description



Kep Track

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Type: Rail trail
Location: 59km east of Perth
Start/end: Mundaring Weir to Northam
Status: Open
Length open: 75km
Surface: Compacted earth
Terrain: Flat and undulating
Best seasons: Spring, Autumn
Public transport: Train, Coach
Contact Region: Western Australia
On the Farming Heritage Trail
On the Farming Heritage Trail
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for horse riding



The Kep Track (formerly known as the Farming Heritage Trail) runs from Mundaring to Northam. It follows the alignment of the Eastern Railway to Clackline, which opened in 1885 and closed in 1966. East of Clackline, the trail uses a combination of sealed roads and gravel tracks. 


  • This trail is an extension of the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail from Midland. The famous Goldfields Water Pipeline parallels some of the trail.
  • The "Golden Pipeline" is the longest fresh water pipeline in the world running 560 km from Mundaring Weir to Kalgoorlie. Built between 1898 and 1903, it is still in use. The pipeline was designed by CY O'Connor, the Government Engineer-in-Chief. Sadly O'Connor took his own life only a few weeks before the pipeline started operation.

Background Information

It traces part of the route of the Eastern Railway opened in 1885 and closed in 1966.


The trail is managed by the Shire of Northam. Please report defects on the trail to Shire of Northam

Support Services and Attractions

Munda Biddi Shuttle Service - The Kep Track Shuttle will get you to the start the Kep Track in Northam with your bike. If you are keen to ride from Mundaring to Northam, a pick up from Northam to bring you back to Mundaring can be arranged.

About Bike Hire - Bike hire service (depending on the number of people/bikes, can arrange pick-up/drop-off normally as part of bike hire package)

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