Goat Farm, Greenmount
About the Trail
The Goat Farm is a designated mountain bike area on DBCA land in Greenmount, on the edge of Perth. The trails are probably the closest to the city and only 4km from Midland train station.
All disciplines of mountain biking are catered for with two downhill runs, three XC tracks, a 4X course and an excellent skills park that is suitable for riders of all abilities.
Beware that the hill is steep, some of the trails rocky and the downhill tracks in particular, badly eroded. While there are great views of Perth from the top of the hill, there is also little shade and it can be an unforgiving place to ride on a hot summer's day.
Gravel Rash (0.85km)
The most challenging technical trail at The Goat Farm. A short fast down-hill trail curls off the “Slippery Nipple” and takes you downhill fast. Hug the “GForce”, a series of tight berms near the top then plummet off the hill before coming to the “Praying Mantis”, a tough and technical rocky section. Continue down and over “Mum’s Worry” – a bermed drop-off and jump than over “The Shute” before blasting out at the bottom of the hill.
International trail builder Joey Klein inspired this trail, this short spur option off the Dugite Bite tips you off the scarp and over a technical rocky section with a double black diamond A-line and a less challenging B-line. Continue down through a tough and fast open flowing section of trail before joining the Blue Cruiser cross-country trail that takes you back to the car park.
Dugite Bite (1.14km)
Launch from the “Slippery Nipple” into a long series of tight downhill berms before being spat out over a set of tabletops and into more berms. Pass the spur trail A-Kline and into a wild rhythm section then down through some deep berms before being launched into orbit on the final tabletop. Continue and join the Blue Cruiser trail back to the car park or push your way back up to the top via the push-up trail.
4X Trail (0.44km)
The 4X trail is a fast-flowing trail including a start area. It is a trail where you and 3 mates can race each other over technical jumps, over tabletops, through winding banked berms and over rhythm jump sections to see who can reach the bottom first. This trail is a great place to hone your skills before taking on some of the other trails within the park.
Tipping Point (1km)
Tipping point is an extreme trail for experienced riders. It is a difficult cross country descent. An all-mountain style climb with technical features.
Cross Country Trails:
Blue Tongue: (1.2km)
Cross Country Descent Moderate. This is a great trail for less experienced riders to work towards more advanced descents.
Blue Cruiser (2.5km)
The Blue Cruiser is a challenging and sometimes technical cross country trail with fast-flowing downhill sections and some tough uphill climbs. There are a couple of sections of the trail that are uphill or downhill only so check the map and look for the directional signs as you go. The Ball Breaker is one such uphill section certain to up the heart rate. The Blue Cruiser is linked to Updraft.
Cannon Ball Run (0.64km)
The Cannon Ball Run across The Goat Farm links each side of the Blue Cruiser. If you join it riding from north to south it is mostly downhill with some fast flowing sections. Look out for where it crosses the A-Kline where you must stop and give way. This link trail allows you to ride a figure of 8s with Blue Cruiser.
Ball Breaker (0.98km)
The Ball Breaker is an uphill only linking section of trail on the backside of the Blue Cruiser. This is a very tough uphill slog that will test the ‘mountain goats’. Ball Breaker can only be ridden when riding the Blue Cruiser anti-clockwise. It is steep and technical in places.
Updraft is a new cross-country ascent. It provides an all-mountain technical climb that finishes at the upper trailhead with a myriad of options for descending.
The Goat Farm skills park is the perfect place to spend an hour or two honing your skills. The upper section consists of a series of beautifully constructed berms and tabletops of varying sizes. Once you have mastered these, this track leads into the lower section (nearest the car park) where there are small drops, more tabletops and then some large (black diamond) rock drops to finish. The middle section of the skills part has an array of logs, platforms, skinnies and seesaws of varying sizes ideal for gaining confidence and progressing your riding.
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