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Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail

Bush Walk

Mountain Bike
inPerth & Surrounds

  • Half day
  • 11 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1
    • Mountain Bike Easiest

This 11 kilometre rail trail follows a former tramway from the Balmoral POW Camp to Mundlimup Timber Trails. It is part of the Munda Biddi Trail. The trail is easy and accessible to both walkers and mountain bikers.

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Trail Start

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Balmoral POW camp, Balmoral Road, East of Jarrahdale (70kms or 1 hour from Perth)

Trail End

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Jarrahdale Road

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The Balmoral Trail starts or finishes at the Jarrahdale World War II POW Camp. The trail goes through bushland and some farmland. Along the way the trail passes a log loading ramp and several "shield trees". These shield trees have numbers carved into them and were used by foresters in the 1920s as a grid reference system.
Signage describes its operation and explains the ruins that remain.

At one point the rail formation crosses a private farm. Stiles have been provided to allow access across the farm, but cyclists are advised to follow the Munda Biddi Trail which takes a slightly steeper route to avoid the private property.

Jarrahdale Heritage Society

(08) 9525 5358

Jarrahdale General Store Tourist Information Centre

(08) 9525 5114

Other Links

  • Balmoral railtrail

    Trail profile on Railtrail Australia website

  • Experience Perth

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

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Time / Duration

3 - 4 hours one way


11km one way

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Balmoral POW camp, Balmoral Road, East of Jarrahdale (70kms or 1 hour from Perth)

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Trail End

Jarrahdale Road

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Bush Walk

Grade 1

No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.

Mountain Bike


Likely to be a fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and free of obstacles. Frequent encounters are likely with other cyclists, walkers, runners and horse riders. For beginner/novice cyclists in good health with basic bike skills. Suitable for most bikes.

Hazards & Warnings

Keep dogs on lead - there are 1080 baits in the area.


  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Dog Friendly
  • Interpretive Centre

Best time of year

September to November


Trail Access

Drive 2WD

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2 trail goers have rated Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail as 4 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.

Conor Donaghy

Reviewed 10 Aug 2022, 7:46pm

A nice ride through the forests in Jarrahdale that can be taken at your leisure. Nothing too demanding for most riders, but some trail markers can be quite hard to see.
Fayley Arthur

Reviewed 31 Dec 2018, 6:34pm

A beautiful piece of bush. Track is narrow (unlike forrester roads) so it's quite shady, and it's been a long time since this piece of forrest was burnt out, so there is wildlife here also.

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