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Collie River Trail

Bush Walk

inSouth West
Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • 1-3 hours
  • 9 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 2
    • Mountain Bike Easiest

The Collie River Trail is an easy 9 km trail, starting at Minninup Pool and following the Collie River to end at Telfer Pool. Walking and cycling is allowed and the trail is dog friendly.

The trail from Minninup Pool to Soldiers Park is sealed path all the way and suitable for prams and wheel chairs
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Trail Start

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The trail starts at Minninup Pool

Trail End

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The trail ends at Telfer Pool

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The first 6 km, from Minninup Pool to Soldiers Park, is sealed and suitable for prams and wheel chairs. The remaining 3 km to Telfer Pool on Lynne St is a gravel track.

The trail is all flat.

There are picnic facilities and toilets at Minninup Pool, Fred Scharf Lions Memorial Park and Soldiers Park, making the trail popular with families and children.

Keep an eye out along the river for a variety of water birds. The wildflowers are very pretty between July and November. 

The trail crosses the river at a number of places, including the Swinging Bridge, about 500 metres upstream from Soldiers Park.

Parking is available at Minninup Pool, Fred Scharf Lions Memorial Park, Soldiers Park and Telfer Pool providing a number of different options, instead of walking or riding the entire trail.

Minninup Pool is a lovely deep spot along the river for swimming.

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

Mandia is a quiet rural property that has a range of beautiful rooms available three kms north of Collie. The Tuscan inspired BBQ area is a perfect outdoor setting amongst the garden.

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Red Tail Retreat

Red Tail Retreat has everything you will need for a relaxing stay after exploring the Collie River Valley and surrounds.

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Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast

The Ultimate Getaway - Tranquil Whispering Pines is situated amongst natural bushland at the edge of the forest on the banks of the Collie River.

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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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Be trail ready for Collie River Trail

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

Time / Duration

1 to 3 hours depending on mode of transport.


18 km return

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

The trail starts at Minninup Pool

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Trail End

The trail ends at Telfer Pool

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Bush Walk

Grade 2

No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.

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.


The 6 km from Minninup Pool to Soldiers Park is a sealed path suitable for wheel chairs
  • Access with assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Path
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled

Best time of year

All year round

Trail Access

Bus or Drive to Collie

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3 trail goers have rated Collie River Trail as 3.33 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.

Alison Melvin

Reviewed 23 Jul 2020, 7:17am

Much work has been done here on the Collie river,just gets better every season.
Steve Roney

Reviewed 23 Jun 2020, 10:12pm

Had a really enjoyable walk with my daughter and dog recently. Completed the shorter section from Soldiers Park, east to the road bridge, across the river and back on the northern bank.

Lovely red bitumen, the East End Rail Bridge is a nice highlight.

PRO TIP: When you get to the eastern road bridge, short detour back towards town to the Federal Hotel for a refreshment or lunch!
Tamara White

Reviewed 2 Apr 2017, 4:03pm

Easy nice ride along with river and into town. Could have been better marked in some places.

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