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Ten Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River

Bush Walk

Mountain Bike, Cycle
inSouth West

  • Half day
  • 15 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3
    • Mountain Bike Easy

Ten Mile Brook Trail is a pleasant walk or cycle out to Ten Mile Brook Dam, named after the tiny brook that was dammed in the mid-1990s to create a new supply of water for the quickly growing Margaret River and other townships.

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Trail Start

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Rotary Park, Margaret River which is 267km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

Trail End

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10 Mile Brook Dam

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The Ten Mile Brook Trail starts in the Rotary Park near "Old Kate", a preserved steam engine at the northern edge of Margaret River. Much of the trail follows old timber tramway formations up the river to the Rusden picnic site at Ten Mile Brook Dam. 

The 15 kilometre return trail is a combination of compacted earth and coarse gravel suitable for bikes.

A bridge over the weir allows safer access across when the river is in full flow. When you arrive at the bridge you can return to the picnic ground along this path if you choose. 

The rest of this trail follows the meandering river with some wonderfull views and scenery along the way.

Margaret River Visitor Centre

(08) 9780 5911

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Time / Duration

Up to 4 hours depending if you walk or cycle


15km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Rotary Park, Margaret River which is 267km (3.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

10 Mile Brook Dam

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Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Mountain Bike


Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.


Facilities are available at starting point in town, as well as at the Rusden Picnic Area at the Ten Mile Brook Dam.
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

Mid March to October


Trail Access

Road or bus to Margaret River from Perth (267 km)

Prohibited Items

No pets; No fires
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2 trail goers have rated Ten Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River as 3.5 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Bee Williamson

Reviewed 1 Jan 2018, 9:37am

This trail was absolutely beautiful up to the 2.2km mark when we came across a sign to say the trail was closed from Sept 2017 until July 2018. No other warnings on any other website we checked before driving the couple of hours to arrive there. We were disappointed to say the least. We went to the local Tourist bureau which pointed us on another trail and then we had a lovely lunch, making the day of it as much as possible. . We will definitely be back in 2018 to walk the whole trail.
Ben Arrow

Reviewed 5 Jul 2016, 1:40pm

I found this trail most beautiful in the cooler winter months as the bush really becomes a vibrant green. Either end of the trail has ample carparking facilities though i perfer to start/finish my walk or ride at the Rotary Car park, because the Hairy Marron bike cafe is there for coffee afterwards. The trail is easy with a few rocky/gravel inclines. It is a lovely half day walk.

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