Railway Reserves Heritage Trail

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Total 41.2 km

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Start Bellevue RSL car park at information shelter.

Head towards white gate across trail. Now on a gravel road (old railway line)

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Gravel

Cross Stuart Street

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Old Koongamia train station on your left with art installation.

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Gravel

Narrow bridge over culvert - coming down hill with speed this narrow bridge needs to be taken with caution.

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Cross Scott Rd, reservoir on your right.

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Trail dips down with gate across track - take care as gravelly. Cross Convict Creek

40 m later on left is a white gate 15m off the trail - this is the back entrance to the Goat Farm.

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Small dip down - maybe there was an old bridge here in the past.

Flat and straight and compacted ground with no loose gravel.

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Railway cutting. Lots of dog walkers around- take care. Devils Bend?

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Track to right is where old bridge used to be.

(If you VR, small steep slope down, stream crossing then up again. TL on asphalt - rejoins standard route at Quarry carpark)

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At power pole. Track to left follows powerlines.

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Around Island of trees in path, then TR at Toilets sign. Toilets nearby.

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Into Carpark for Mountain Quarry, Boya. Trail straight ahead on asphalt cycleway.

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Traffic

Heritage Trail sign, then 30 m later TR across Coulston Rd - caution.

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Sign with distances to next roads

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Ignore track to right. Stay next to powerlines.

Trail now a little sandy but ok. Gentle slope upwards.

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Sandover Rd. White bar across track about 30cms off ground.

Narrow gap around gate on other side of road - don't fall in the culvert! Exiting Greenmount National Park

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Cross sealed path.

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Wooden chicane directing you round a dog leg in the track

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Railway cutting. Water channel (50cms deep) on left, don't fall into it!

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A sealed path

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Owen Rd. Sign to left indicating toilets and snacks - about 100m to a shop.

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Old Darlington train station. More shops to right.

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Glen Rd

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More built up area for the train line - imagine shifting all this dirt 120 years ago!

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Bridge to your right is quite picturesque

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Steps down to left with sign saying to Dalry Rd - Devils Terror 100m North.

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Nyaania Creek on right which in winter would be small waterfall

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Steps to left

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Harold St with gates

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Burkinshaw Rd. Coffee sign to left for shops, not far. In suburb of Glen Forrest now.

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Toilets on right, kids train playground on left, cut through car park or follow trail around to left, they both cross Hardey Rd.

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Hardy Rd, head to white gate across trail. Glen Forest

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On left is Stratham Wetlands with lots of white soil (gypsum?)

20m later, cross a bridge across small steam

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Bailey Rd, usual white gates blocking trail

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Dog leg in the trail

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Dip down with blind bend - stay on your side of trail

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Charles Rd, with gates. Turn up Charles to access Atkins Rd & Mundaring Heritage Trail.

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Mahogany Creek shelter

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Small down hill section

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Going through a cutting you can see sky ahead - you are on top of the hill. Still a few ups & downs, but not as bad as the last 13 km.

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Coppin Rd

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A down hill section of a few hundred metres - a nice break.

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Gugeri St, Phillips Rd on right

20m later, a big shelter on right under trees

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Start of Sculpture park - auditorium type seating with old railway signals.

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On right is the start/finish point on Munda Biddi. On left is info on Kep Track, Railway Heritage Trail & Mundaring Loop trail.

Toilets 20m on your left. Station Masters cottage is next toilets.

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KSO marker - First MB trail marker

Riding under trees on old form through the sculptures

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Traffic

KSO marker - Cross road Mundaring Weir Road

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Munda Biddi trail turns right - I told you it was a short ride on the Munda Biddi!

Now riding Kep track as well

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Kep Track sign - galv pipe with flattened end with triangle cut in it. 50m another Kep Track sign

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Gate across trail- several tracks here but all lead into Halifax Place - sealed.

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Traffic

Road, Kep track & Railway Heritage trail signs

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Veer Right

Trail veers right through wooden railings on side of trail

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Traffic

On sealed road - path straight ahead of you, takes you up to Great Eastern H'way - take care.

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Trail swings downhill after crossing highway. 50m TR into trail (blind intersection - you'll see it as you ride past it!)

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Down hill section with bends, so take it easy - not too fast

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Track to your right - ignore.

Trail is nice and smooth with little gravel and downhill sections where you can cruise at good speeds.

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Gravel road with white gates

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Sign on your left for Railway Terrace on road with directions. Shady she oak section.

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Helena Tce. Trail is now narrow

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Sawyers Rd. Pub on your right, with shop near that

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Rail cutting, 2 m deep

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Old Sawyers road. Coming up to highest point on the ride.

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Rail cutting through mainly solid rock - tough work 100 years ago

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Rail cutting up to 10 m deep, down hill

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Track. White gate, road to left appears to be private

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Piipeline & choose middle route. Kep track marker.

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Sawyers Rd - slow down, bit of a blind bend for motorists

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Towards Stoneville - 3.1 km. TR takes you to Chidlow on Kep Track

Tavern in front of you. Old White’s/Lion Mill site was a few hundred metres straight ahead

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Sexton St. Trail is now wide, open, smooth & fast. Jane Brook on right, Riley Road on left.

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Fire damage from Jan 2014 fires on right side of trail

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Fire damage on both sides of trail

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Stoneville road with shops 200m up on your right

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Wash out in trail - don't hit it too fast!

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Drinking fountain right on side of trail

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Drinking fountain right on side of trail

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Seabourne Rd. Shop on your right

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Coffee cup sign to right - for shop at Seabourne Rd?

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Trail not so clear but both routes come out on same road close to each other

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Owen road. 50m VL. Trail not so clear but both routes come out on same road close to each other

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Falls road. Victoria Road on left, Jane Brook on right

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Kids playground equipment on left, trail veers right and crosses small bridge.

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Picnic table & chairs on right

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Wide open gravel area. Trail is straight ahead

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Enter John Forrest National Park after riding over small mound.

Trail now has old railway ballast still on it, some of it up to egg size, so a bit harder to ride on.

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Hovea Station - some historical infomation and tables & chairs on North side of trail.

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Old rail bridge - no sides so don’t fall off!

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Old rail bridge - no sides so don’t fall off!

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Hovea Falls on right - dry in summer, can be nice in winter. Walk down to viewing point

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Deep Creek Bridge - built up a lot

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Bridge ahead is closed, follow arrows to the left and across small bridge in to JFNP picnic area

You will TR onto walk paths and see rail bridge on your right. Tavern/tearooms & pedestrians.

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Rejoin Trail and National Park station on your left

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National Park Falls on your right. Walk down to viewing points

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Look for old painted “1/2” on rock on your left

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Old telegraph poles on your left - nearly 120 years old

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Train crash information sign

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Train tunnel entrance straight ahead

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Into Tunnel. Main route carries on, which you can take if you want to avoid the Tunnel. Ignore track that goes over the tunnel

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Train tunnel about 100m long - you will need a torch!

Lots of ballast on the ground, and wet all year round. Marked “1895” on keystone

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Exit Tunnel

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Towards main track, then TL on it. Big embankment and drop off on left

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Traffic

Into carpark for Peachy Road. Cross Morrison Rd at roundabout and go down Swan Rd. TL back on to trail.

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Go under a pipeline (about 5m above you)

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Traffic

Beresford Gardens - sealed road

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Amherst Rd

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Asphalt path. Flatter now

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At Inniminka Rd, then immediate right into Buninyong Rd

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Onto footpath/cycleway as road under Great Eastern Hway is too narrow and twisty - too dangerous to ride.

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Under Great Eastern Hway, becomes Miller Road

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Into Bellevue RSL car park - back to start point