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About Man vs Machine, Lake Leschenaultia MTB Trails
This is one of the up trails in the Lake Leschenaultia MTB network - with the other being the far easier Eastern Line. The trail starts a fair way down the fire trail riding away from the rest of the network, approximately 500 metres - and is probably the hardest trail to find.
Once on the trail you have a solid workout as you climb 63m for around 1.5km. This is a blue trail and a great trail to double up with Blue Panther for an old-school tight singletrack double! Be warned though this is the most taxing of all the trails out here in terms of physical exertion. Having said that, it is easy enough just to pick a low gear and spin your way up.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1.5km up trail
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails)
- Group A and B items (see Trail Tips) plus
- Gloves to prevent blisters
- Spare inner tubes or puncture repair kit, pump, tool kit
- Mountain bike shoes and clipless pedals are recommended
Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Based on the far side of the popular Lake Leschenaultia area this facility boasts a swimming beach, canoes, camping and toilets. On the MTB trails side is a car park and grassed area with BBQ available. Defibrillator located near the office.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- All accessible toilet facilities
- Water Access Points
- Coach Parking
- First Aid Equipment
- All accessible parking
- Sheltered Area
- Accessible picnic facilities
- Accessible BBQ facilities
Best time of year
Winter months for grip. Summer for swimming.
Lake Leschenaultia is located in Chidlow, just 45 minutes drive east of the Perth CBD and is accessed via the Great Eastern Highway
Dogs are prohibited at the Lake Leschenaultia MTB Trails.
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