About Lake Leschenaultia MTB Trails
With approximately 12kms of custom MTB trail built there are two options to ride up, with several options to ride back down. While talking ups and downs we are only talking around 50m climbing (or descending) spread over approximately 2kms per trail. The trails themselves each have a different flavour. The old school will love Man Vs Machine and Blue Panther. The young flow riders will love Hula while those who like to huck will have some features to tackle on Shakes n Ladders.
While the lake is lovely to swim in summer, the trails are best in winter where a bit of moisture holds them together and the run faster. This is not a place you want to ride with fast tyres with minimal grip.
The trail network somewhat constrained by the area it was built in suits cross country and trail riders of intermediate or beginner grades. If you’ve got spare energy after a lap of all the trails don’t forget that Forsyths Mill isn’t far away. There are also easy fire loops around the lake and even into Chidlow (Where you can link onto the Kep Track). Advanced riders will find Shakes N Ladders fun for a lap or two, maybe even a squirt around the pumptrack next to the carpark as you enter. .
For more of a challenge there are dirt jumps in Chidlow (next to the pub) and an engaging intermediate to advance cross country loop at Forysths Mill less than five minutes away.
Lake Leschenaultia is open all year round and is a popular recreational area offering walk trails, bbq facilities, swimming and canoe hire in summer. With this much to do it's worth making a weekend of it and camping overnight.
The gates open at 8.30am (8am on Saturday and Sunday for breakfast at the cafe) and closes at sunset plus 30mins all year round.
Lake Leschenaultia is located along Rosedale Road in Chidlow, approximately one hour from the Perth CBD.
Information and bookings for camping at Lake Leschenaultia can be found on the Mundaring Shire website here.
- BBQ Facilities
- Bicycle Path
- Car Park
- Child Activities
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded grassy picnic areas
- Water Access Points
- Canoe hire in summer
Mobile phone reception:
At Lake Leschenaultia there is excellent Telstra reception, good Optus reception and ok Vodaphone reception.
Supported by great organisations
Trails are free and bring so many benefits to our community by providing opportunities to have fun, get fit, socialise, explore and challenge yourself. But they also have to be managed and maintained which only is made possible through terrific sponsors, donations and/or volunteering.
Shakes N' Ladders, Lake leschenaultia MTB Trails
Stewies Trail Marker
Eastern Line Trail Marker
Towies Trail Marker
Hucken goodShakes N Ladders has lots of fun structures to play off of.
Lake Leschenaultia Eastern LineIt's easier if Mum pedals!
Woohoo MTB Trail
Towies MTB Trail
Blue PantherSome nice jumps at the bottom on Blue Panther
Yeehaa MTB Trail
Shakes n' Ladders Trail Marker
Blue Panther Trail Marker
Yeehaa Trail Marker
Shakes n' Ladders MTB Trail
Lake Leschenaultia Trail HeadTrail map at the trail head makes navigation easy.
Man vs Machine Trail Marker
Woman Vs MachineChicks Rock! Lots of play things to keep you distracted while you climb!
Woohoo Trail Marker
Hula Trail Marker
StewiesOpen tight easy trail on Stewies
Hula Trail - Stack Art Photography
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