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1872 Heritage Railway Trail, Jarrahdale 1872 Heritage Railway Trail, Jarrahdale

Bush Walk

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 in Perth & Surrounds
Perth Hills, Peel

  • 1-3 hours
  • 9.8 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

The 1872 Heritage Railway Trail is a gentle 9.8km return walk exploring a section of the old timber tramway between Jarrahdale and Rockingham's jetty. The trail is a scenic self guided walk where dogs on lead are allowed.

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The 1872 Heritage Railway Trail is made up of two sections: a 9.8km walk and a shorter 4km loop. Both follow the timber tramway illustrating Jarrahdale's rich history. There are options to picnic among wandoo bushland, with vistas over the Darling Scarp and valley. 

The longer trail has a gentle gradient suitable for most bushwalkers. Only the short loop has a steeper section as you approach Gingagup Brook. Both trails offers a rare opportunity to bring your dogs if kept on lead.

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Time / Duration

3 hours. 1 hour (runners)



What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Access from the corner of Nettleton and Jarrahdale Road

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Difficulty Notes

Most sections still has the old sleepers and track-bed rocks. There are two steeper sections.


  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Shaded Area
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area

Best time of year

March to November.

Trail Access

Access by car

Prohibited Items

Motorbikes are not permitted

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5 trail goers have rated 1872 Heritage Railway Trail, Jarrahdale as 3.8 out of 5!

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Mills Jodi

Reviewed 10 Apr 2023, 3:49pm

A very slippery trail after a long spell of dry weather, best walked after a bit of rain. Not sure about the reviews that said it was well sign posted! Signs off Jubb Road (near the White Tiger stuffed teddy) weren't there, discovered where the trail was by accident. My dog loved it, but wasn't too thrilled when a neighbouring dog came to walk with us on the trail. (Not aggressive, but a bit scary.)
Milly Marr

Reviewed 4 Jun 2022, 8:58am

Great walk well sign posted. Steep in one part. Make sure you follow the foot signs and not horse shoe signs. Took 3 hours for myself (64) and 11 year old grandson. Dog loved it all a little weary the last 2 km!
Karen Scanlon

Reviewed 9 Oct 2021, 11:36pm

A really enjoyable walk. Well signposted all the way, beautiful bushland with a huge variety of wildflowers and bird life. We completed the 9.8km comfortably in just under 3 hours. There is a lot of loose pebble gravel, and some caution is needed to avoided falling in some of the steeper parts.
Samantha Menezes

Reviewed 9 May 2021, 3:45pm

Great walk, did the 9 km. Does require moderate fitness as some uphill. Was worth it. Saw lots of birds.
Richard Curtis

Reviewed 30 Nov 2020, 11:15am

Really enjoyable 10 km walk. Good variety of tracks and challenges. The start could be a bit better signed and not sure why none of the walk is actually on the track. Good directional signage after the start. Some great spots to stop and have a drink and a picnic which we did. Dog friendly which is a bonus. Would definitely do it again. Some more historical signage along the way would also be a bonus.

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