Skip to Content Skip to Navigation Show Trail Map Show About the Trail Show Important Trail Details Read Trail Reviews
Support Our Trails

Balmoral Cycle Trail, Jarrahdale Balmoral Cycle Trail, Jarrahdale

Mountain Bike

(+2)
Gravel, Rail Trail, Cross Country
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • Half day
  • 11.8 km
    • Mountain Bike Easy

      Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. 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.

The Balmoral Cycle Trail in Jarrahdale is an 11.8-kilometre journey along a historic tramway route. Stretching between the Balmoral POW Camp to the Mundlimup Timber Trails, this 'Easy' trail invites mountain bikers to take a slower pace and enjoy the region's landscapes and rich history.

Mountan Biking
Earn 1 Point Mountain Biker
Logo for Leave no Trace Initiative

Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.

Learn more

Explore the Balmoral Trail on your bike -

The trail takes in the Balmoral Prisoner of War (POW) Camp and winds through bushland and farmland. Keep an eye out for the remnants of a log loading ramp and the 'shield trees' along the trail. These 'shield trees' have carved numbers and were once used as a grid reference system by foresters in the 1920s.

As you pedal along, you will encounter interpretive signage narrating the history of the area and the significance of the scattered ruins that remain. The cycle trail is guided by green arrow markers.

The trail can be completed in either direction. Riders also have the option of joining the trail from Jarrahdale townsite by following the Munda Biddi Trail.

Note: if you're planning to walk the Balmoral Trail, please refer to the Balmoral Walk Trail as the routes differ.

Visit Jarrahdale

A series of beautiful trails on Noongar Country, around the historic Jarrahdale township, where you can choose to walk, trot and pedal — all within an hour from the CBD. All you need to do is step outside.

Explore Jarrahdale
Visit Jarrahdale

Jarrahdale Heritage Society

(08) 9525 5358

Jarrahdale General Store Tourist Information Centre

(08) 9525 5114

Other Links

  • Destination Perth

    Comprehensive information on the Perth region including destinations, things to see and do, accommodation and tours.


Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

Bistro by the Dam

Bistro by the Dam, located in Jarrahdale, Western Australia, is a charming venue situated at 16634 Kingsbury Drive.

Photo of Bistro by the Dam

Be trail ready for Balmoral Cycle Trail, Jarrahdale

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

3-4 hours one way

Length

11.8km one way

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Balmoral POW Camp, Balmoral Road, Jarrahdale (70kms, 1 hour from Perth)

Get directions

Trail End

Mundlinup Carpark, Balmoral Road, Jarrahdale (65kms, 1 hour from Perth)

Get directions

Mountain Bike

Easy

Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. 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.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Toilet

Trail Access

2WD road access to Balmoral POW Camp (Balmoral Road, Jarrahdale). Approximately 1 hour (70km) from Perth.

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
topography pattern

Complete Balmoral Cycle Trail, Jarrahdale to earn badges and points!

Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.

Earn 1 Point

Earn 1 point towards
your TrailsWA level

Mountain Biker

Earn the Mountain Biker badge when you complete this trail.

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
Alt text

Be the first to review Balmoral Cycle Trail, Jarrahdale

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.

Like this trail? Explore others nearby

More around Perth & Surrounds

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.

topography pattern