Mason & Bird Heritage Trail

Updated Ridden Sept 2014

Legs 38

Total 17.7 km

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Start

Junction of Munda Biddi and Holyroyd Rd - old form. TR on Holyroyd Rd.

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On sealed road Bracken Rd

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On sealed road Bracken Rd. 40m later TR into Pickering Brook rd. MB turns left

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Goods wagons and perhaps an old tram on right on private property.

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Carinyah Rd on left to old Carinyah townsite

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Weston Rd on right to PB Sports Club - sign made out of logs. Golf course on right

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Historic site sign on right - see photo

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Pickering Brook General store on left

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Traffic

Becomes Canning Rd, and Canning Rd joins from left.

Busier road with bush or orchards either side. 70 km/hr, gravel shoulder only

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Traffic

80 km/hr

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Onto Canning or Giumelli Rd as Canning Rd veers to right. Quiet road next to Canning Rd

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Traffic

Merge back onto Canning Rd - caution

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Masonmill Rd - sealed road

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Veer Left

Sign for Victoria Dam. Veer to left and look down steep embankment - Mason & Bird Heritage Trail sign in front of you

To get to this sign, continue along MasonMill Rd (do not turn left for Victoria Dam) for 200m, then TL off road to get to track 10m away - not as steep now.

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On another track - heading back to Victoria Dam road intersection but at lower level

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Stand at Mason & Bird Heritage Trail sign facing it. Trail on right of sign - 10m away - go up there

Cross Bickley Brook - small stream, dry in Summer

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Into wide level trail - M & B HT. Bickley Brook on right

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Gravel

White gate across trail

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Granite out crop on right

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Difficult Terrain

Rocky down hill section - steep in parts

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Difficult Terrain

Still rocky & down hill, nice views on right

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Difficult Terrain

Old fence on right and cleared land. Rocky rough steep down hill

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Cross

Gravel

Cross gravel road with white gate on left, old rail bridge to your front and causeway on right of it.

No more rough stuff. Undulating gravel track

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Ignore track to left

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White gate, onto Hardinge Rd at Bickley Brook Recreation camp (buildings on right). Now sealed quiet road, gentle downhill slope.

Now sealed quiet road, gentle downhill slope.

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Bickley Dam on RHS

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Walkway along dam on RHS if you want a look

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KSO, or turn right into Bickley Dam recreation area - Hardinge Park, if you want Toilets, picnic area etc

(I did)

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Back to 11.6 km spot - TR back on Hardinge Rd

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At stop sign into Maddington Rd. Semi rural 60km/hr zone

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Boyle Lane on our right is the original tramway route - it joined Bickley Rd after it crosses Tonkin Highway

Do not try to follow original route - cannot cross a highway and train line

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Go under Tonkin Highway

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Residental on left, industrial on right - still pretty quiet road

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Into Keera Crt

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Into “No through Road - except for bikes” section

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Traffic

Onto Kelvin Rd - busy road, take care

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Into The Cresent - with care

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End

Maddington station, or follow rail line into Perth (cycleway most of route, but not always easy to follow in parts)