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Arklow Adaptive Trail, Arklow Trails, Collie

  • 1-3 hours
  • 9.2 km
    • Mountain Bike Easy

Arklow Adaptive is a 9.2 kilometre green trail, hand cycle friendly loop, in the Arklow Trails Network near Collie.

The Arklow Adaptive Trail is designed to give mountain bike riders with a disability an opportunity to ride through the pristine Arklow Forest
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Trail Start

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Rays Trailhead, Harris River Road Car Park (dirt)

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This 9.2 km central green loop is a sensational mix of modern flow trail and old forestry tracks for everyone to enjoy. Take it easy or tackle it with speed for a challenging and rewarding ride.

This trail has been rated under the Australian Adaptive MTB Guidelines as Highly Accessible.

Arklow Adaptive can be ridden withother trails in the Arklow Network for a longer, more challenging ride.

To access the trail, park at Ray's Trail carpark on Harris River Road or ride out from town on the Munda Biddi.

There are shuttle services operating in town - enquire at the Collie Visitor Centre

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Experience adventure exploring the network of diverse trails, pristine lakes, waterways and river pools. Reconnect with nature in the magnificent national park or relax and soak up Collie’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

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Collie Mountain Bike Club

(08) 9734 1471

Collie Parks and Wildlife Office

(08) 9735 1988

Collie Visitor Centre

(08) 9734 2051

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Black Diamond Lodge

Collie’s funkiest affordable accommodation

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Mandia B&B

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Red Tail Retreat

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Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast

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Collie River Valley Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre can provide extensive information on the region with maps, brochures, and a photographic display. We also have videos on local history, mining and power generation.

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Collie River Valley Tourist Park

Be welcomed by our friendly staff when staying in Collie with your tent, caravan or in one of our cabins. The rivers, murals, walks and mountain bike trails are waiting.

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Time / Duration

Allow 2 hours

Length

9.2 kilometre loop

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Rays Trailhead, Harris River Road Car Park (dirt)

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Trail End

Harris River Road Car Park (dirt)

Mountain Bike

Easy

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.

Difficulty Notes

Easy trails are typically flowing open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features. Recommended for beginner mountain bikers.

Safety

Mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. Ride within your skills and abilities.

Ride with a buddy, do not rely on your mobile phone. Coverage in the area is limited.

Facilities

  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

March to November

Trail Access

A 2 hour drive from Perth. Local shuttle service or accessible by bicycles via the Munda Biddi from Collie

Prohibited Items

No dogs

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2 trail goers have rated Arklow Adaptive Trail, Arklow Trails, Collie 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.

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findusoutdoors .

Reviewed 18 Jul 2022, 1:17am

Highly recommend this beautiful trail for a beginner who wants to push a little faster. With the trail being well groomed without too many surprises you can trust the trail and your skills to go outside your comfort zone. Big fan!
Rob Alman

Reviewed 1 Mar 2021, 10:22pm

As far as an "Adaptive" trail goes this is a long way off the mark...
Much of it is off camber and hilly.
It would be my recommendation to try this if you have power assist with good range and be sure to take at least one fit support rider as there are also a few sections that if not very careful you could find yourself in the bushes...
We also tried the new loop to the western side and found that to be an absolute nightmare for access and dont believe there was sufficient input from the riders it was targeted...
Certainly not the beginners trail...
Thankful though that someone is t least attempting for inclusion.

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