This cutting was once used for loading logs onto the railway. Railway sleepers still remain in the ground here.
The trail follows a former tramway to the Balmoral POW Camp. It is part of the Munda Biddi Trail.
The trail goes through bushland and some farmland. Along the way the trail passes a log loading ramp and several "shield trees". These shield trees have numbers carved into them and were used by foresters in the 1920s as a grid reference system.
The trail finishes at the POW Camp. Signage describes its operation and explains the ruins that remain.
At one point the rail formation crosses a private farm. Stiles have been provided to allow access across the farm, but cyclists are advised to follow the Munda Biddi Trail which takes a slightly steeper route to avoid the private property.
Signage is lacking in a couple of places so a copy of the Munda Biddi Trail Map (Map 1) is recommended.
The trail follows a former tramway from Jarrahdale to the site of the Balmoral POW Camp.
1. Jarrahdale Information http://jarrahdale.com/index.htm 2. Jarrahdale History http://www.jarrahdale.com/museumandhistory.htm 3. Map of nearby Mundlimup Walk Trail http://jarrahdale.com/maps/walk_mundlimup.pdf
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