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Chapman River, Geraldton

  • 1-3 hours
  • 9.8 km
    • Mountain Bike More Difficult

A local favourite for a quick lap or three of undulating cross country mountain biking.
You’ll also discover a skills park and pump track dirt jumps. This trail is dual direction please, check the info page for more information.

Crossing the bridge on a loop of the trails at Chapman River
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Trail Start

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Spalding park just off Chapman Road

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Most riders park at Spalding Park on the western side of the Coastal Highway and use the pedestrian bridge to access the north side of the river. Proceeding in a clockwise direction you head along the limestone escarpment with several tracks meandering along the top but all going in the same general direction.

There are several bridges along the track that can be used to cross over to the southern side of the river and head back to the start. The southern side is lower lying on a clay based soil and tends to be a faster more flowing affair. 

This trail is dual direction, please follow the local rules accordingly:

  • On even dates (ie. 2nd, 4th, etc), you must travel in a clockwise direction
  • On odd dates (ie. 7th, 9th, etc), you must go in an anticlockwise direction.

Geraldton Visitor Centre

(08) 9956 6670

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Time / Duration


9.8km with an additional 1.5km loop.

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Spalding park just off Chapman Road

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Trail End

Mountain Bike

More Difficult

Likely to be a single trail with moderate gradients, variable surface and obstacles. Suitable for skilled mountain bikers with good standard of
fitness using mountain bikes.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

March to November


Trail Access

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1 trail goers have rated Chapman River, Geraldton as 4 out of 5!

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Kym Harris

Reviewed 14 Mar 2022, 5:44pm

I have done trail rides on horseback, and it's a great trail to get away from most traffic. There are lots of options for fast and slow speeds. Some parts are rocky, so shoes or boots may be needed if your horse has tender feet. Horse access from Fairfax Dve in Moresby, however if your horse is flexible, you can bend through the entrance from Brigades/Eadon Clarke Oval.
Another option is to go under the bridge, through Spalding Park to the river mouth, and back again.

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