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Munda Biddi Trail - Trail Description

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Munda Biddi Trail

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Type: Rail trail
Location: Southern Western Australia
Start/end: Mundaring to Manjimup
Status: Open
Length open: 1060km
Surface: Compacted earth, Coarse gravel, Fine gravel, Sealed
Terrain: Flat and undulating with some steep sections
Public transport: Bus
Contact Region: Western Australia
One of the many bridges on the trail.  Munda Biddi Trail Foundation
One of the many bridges on the trail. Munda Biddi Trail Foundation
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes
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Details

Features

Paralleling the Bibbulmun walking track, this massive mountain bike and walking trail reaches from Mundaring near Perth to Albany.

This map is indicative only.  For navigation and more detail refer to the maps provided by the Munda Biddi Trail Foiundation.  Some sections shown in blue as rail trail should be green for other trail and will be gradually updated.

Description

  • The first 333 km section from Mundaring to Collie was finished in July 2004, and by 2009 was half completed with the 498 km to Nannup open.
  • For detailed trail information, maps and current trail conditions contact the Munda Biddi Foundation at the web link below.
  • Below are some of the major sections that follow railway formations. With the relatively gentle grades typical of railway formations, the sections below may be a good choice for those wanting to cycle a section of the Munda Biddi.

Section

Comments

Distance

Map No.*

Mundaring Weir Trail

Mundaring to Mundaring Weir

 7 km

Map 1a

Albany Highway south to Jarrah Road

Passes Wundong Campsite. Jarrah Rd is 5 km north of Balmoral POW Camp.

 11 km

Map 1b

Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail

Balmoral POW Camp to Jarrahdale.

 12 km

Map 1b

Whitakers Mill south to Torrens Road

Goes on and off the formation.

 6 km

Map 2b

Marrinup to Dwellingup

There are some other short sections on railway formation north of Marrinup

 5 km

Map 2b

Nanga

6 km from Mandalay Road south to Nanga. Long (25 km) section south of Nanga following North Junction and King Jarrah formations to Zig Zag Road.

 31 km

Maps 2b &
3a

Yari Campsite

Short section either side of campsite from Myles Avenue west to Lancaster Road.

 5 km

Map 3b

Zephyr Road

From Myles Avenue south to Mornington Road. 4 km south of Lancaster Road.

 7 km

Map 3b

North of Collie

Much of the trail is on railway formations from Gastaldo Road south to Collie Tallanalla Road at the outskirts of Collie

 18km

Map 3b

Sidings Rail Trail

Jarrahwood to Nannup. The Old Timberline Trail option is also shown on the map.

 26 km

Own map

Wilsons Inlet Rail Trail

Hollins Rd Denmark at Denmark River to Hay Rd and Hay River

 8 km

Map 9a

West of Bornholm

Tennessee Rd North to Bornholm Rd Bornholm

 2 km

Map 9a

Torbay to Elleker Rail Trail

Torbay to Elleker

 8 km

Map 9b

* Munda Biddi map number. Maps are available from the Munda Biddi Foundation (link below).

  • It should be noted that some of the other trail sections can be quite steep. In some places the trail crosses from one railway formation to another and this can involve some steep climbs. Check the Munda Biddi Foundation website below for more information.
  • The 26 km section of the Munda Biddi route south of Collie between Jarrahwood and Nannup has been developed as the Sidings Rail Trail.

Background Information

About one third of the distance will be on old railway formations making it among the longest rail trails in the world.

Links

Trail manager: Munda Biddi Trail Foundation. Please report defects on the trail to the trail managers. http://mundabiddi.org.au/

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Contact Us About This Trail

Email or click here: wa@railtrails.org.au.

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