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Exploring those winding forest tracks or traipsing across suspension bridges really can only be done on foot, but you just can’t see the same breadth of landscape than when pedalling your trusted two-wheeler across Mandurah and the Peel region’s best cycling trails.
As mountain biking can be dangerous it is advised that you download the Emergency+ App before your next ride.
1. Murray Valley Trails
New to the Peel region is the Murray Valley Trails, 3 purpose-built downhill mountain bike trails are open and ready for action.
These are the first of over 25km planned trails for the Murray Valley network – a real coup for the region and caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
While the longest trail is 2.3km and for beginner riders – the moderate trail Boom Boom at 1.4km and advance trail Bam Bam at 1.3km definitely pack a punch that will challenge the most confident of riders.
2. Bridges Ride
Location: Mandurah. Distance: 4.5km.
One of the best ways to soak in all Mandurah has to offer, this 4.5km ride takes you around foreshore and canals, before taking you out to nearby Samphire wetlands.
On your 90 minute ride you will also come across Sutton Farm on Old Coast Road, a heritage listed site dating back to the 1860s.
3. Turner Hill Trail
Location: Turner Hill. Distance: 11km
Located between Pinjarra and Dwellingup, this track is strictly for off-road bikes.
The trail is marked as moderately difficult and will take one to three hours to complete.
However, there’s also a 5km short cut, and a much easier 1.1km loop for the kids (or the less confident biker).
4. Langford Park
Location: Jarrahdale. Distance: 22km
If it’s pure off-road or mountain biking you’re after, this is one of the most popular spots in the state to kick up some dirt.
There are a whole bunch of trails, the longest of which is 17km long, with options for beginner to advanced riders.
Choose your adventure and download the Langford Park Map.
5. Halls Head Coastal Trail
Location: Halls Head. Distance: 12km
This 12km stretch along the Mandurah Coastline is perfect for biker and walker alike.
Starting from Doddies Beach, there are boardwalk sections of this track and frequent benches for you to take that much-needed rest as you look out for dolphins in the stretching sea beyond.
6. Marrinup Cycle Trail
Location: Marrinup. Distance: 8km
North West of Dwellingup lies the Marrinup State Forest which is near the old Marrinup townsite and what remains of a prisoner of war camp.
Whether it’s the history, the beautiful flora and fauna, or the established biking trails you’re there for, this is an incredible spot in the Peel region to visit.
The Marrinup cycle trail is a purpose-built 8km track, starting and finishing at the old Marrinup campsite, with a slight detour taking you to the POW camp.
Ready to go? For further information and maps on the biking trails mentioned above visit your local visitor centre.
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