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Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail - Trail Description



Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: 25km south east of Perth
Start/end: Kalamunda to Kalamunda
Status: Open
Length open: 11km
Surface: Compacted earth
Terrain: Flat and undulating
Public transport: Bus
Contact Region: Western Australia
This sign marks the site of Walliston Station
This sign marks the site of Walliston Station
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes



This trail follows the route of the railway which ran through Kalamunda to Karragullen.


  • A feature of this line is a zig zag which allowed trains to climb the steep grades of the Darling Range. The zig zag itself is now a scenic drive (see Kalamunda Zig Zag trail description).
  • This trail starts near the top of the zig zag and runs to Pickering Brook.
  • The trail is being developed by the Shire of Kalamunda. As at October 2006, the trail had been well developed between the zig zag and the site of Walliston Railway Station.
  • South of there the trail is still being developed and may be poorly signed and a little rough in places.
  • Railtrails Australia visited the trail in 2006, but did not have time to cycle to full length. Additional detail on this trail would be appreciated.

Background Information

The line was opened to Canning Mills in 1891 and extended to Karragullen in 1912. The line closed in 1949.


The trail manager is the Shire of Kalamunda. Please report defects on the trail to Shire of Kalamunda.

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