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About Collie Darkan Rail Trail (Dardadine section)
The Dardadine section of the Collie Darkan Rail trail extends from the small rural community of Darkan to the end of the trail just before the Dardadine siding. The trail traverses through farmland where sheep and their lambs graze (in season) and past large paddocks of canola, barley and other grain crops (also seasonal). Picnic tables are provide near Namine swamp where water birds nest and at various other points along the trail. Hillman siding provides an insight into the rail line in years gone by.
The trail is quiet and often you will be the only ones using the it. There are no facilities once you leave Darkan so make sure you take sufficient water and food for the day.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Mostly flat terrain
Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).
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.
Rider may encounter narrow, loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Recommended for riders of intermediate skill level.
Terrain is mostly flat on a gravel surface
Hazards & Warnings
Be aware of snakes during warmer months of the year.
Take sufficient water and supplies for the day
All facilities other than picnic tables are provided at the trail head in Darkan. Camping and cabins are available in the Darkan Caravan Park. Accommodation is also available from private accommdation providors in Darkan.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Water Access Points
- Accessible BBQ facilities
Best time of year
August, September and October (spring)
Trailhead in Darkan is located 210km south of Perth and 120km east of Bunbury and is accessible by car. No public transport is available. The Trailhead is located adjacent to the historical Darkan Rail Station in the Darkan Railway Reserve in the centre of town.
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Collie Darkan Rail Trail (Dardadine section)
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