Trail Open

Darch Trail

Western Australia

Location: 270 km south of Perth
Length: 3 km
Surface: Coarse gravel, Compacted earth
Start / End: Ten Mile Brook Trail to Andrews Way
Public Transport: Coach
Suitable for:
  • Cycling – Mountain BikesCycling – Mountain Bikes
  • Cycling – Touring and Hybrid BikesCycling – Touring and Hybrid Bikes
  • WalkingWalking

Map Legend:

  • Rail Trail
  • On Road
  • Possible Rail Trail
  • Other Trail
  • former Railway


Why visit the Darch Trail?

  • A short trail that runs along the eastern edge of the Margaret River townsite, suitable for hiking and cycling
  • Interesting birdlife and wildflowers
  • Links to other trails including the Ten Mile Brook Trail


  • The new Margaret River footbridge
  • Views over countryside

Trail Guide

Also known as the Wannang Biddi, the Darch Road Trail begins at the Ten Mile Brook Trail (Bunitj Biddi) just west of Margaret River Perimeter Rd. Heading south, the trail crosses the river via newly build footbridge then joins the alignment of a historic timber tramway formation before finishing at Andrews Way (formerly known as Rosa Brook Rd)

Background Information

Traditional owners

Rail Trails Australia acknowledges the Wadandi people of the Noongar Nation, the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which this rail trail is built.

Development and future of the rail trail 

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River plans to build a connecting path linking the southern end of the Darch Trail to the Wadandi Track, enabling trail users to circumnavigate the Margaret River townsite via three rail trails – the Wadandi Track, the Ten Mile Brook Trail and the Darch Trail.

Rail line history

The Darch Trail follows one of the many old timber tramways in the Margaret River area.


No services listed for this rail trail.

Advertise your Business Here

Click here for information on advertising your rail trail support business.


Leave a Review

You must be logged in to post a review.

Nearby Trails

Old Timberline Trail

Old Timberline Trail

97km south of Bunbury

20 km
Sidings Rail Trail

Sidings Rail Trail

97 km south of Bunbury

26 km
Ten Mile Brook Trail

Ten Mile Brook Trail

270km south of Perth

7 km
Wadandi Track

Wadandi Track

220 km south of Perth

54 km

Nearby Trails