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Cool Running, Pemberton Mtb Park

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.8 km
    • Mountain Bike More Difficult

This trail is divided into two distinct, separate sections; an uphill and a downhill. Cool Running Uphill is a steep climb trail from the trout hatchery to the trail head at the top of the ‘Main Hill’. Cool Running Downhill is a fast flowing descent littered with berms and jumps.

Trail Start

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Cool Running is accessed from the fire road just above the trout hatchery.

Trail End

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Cool Running ends at Golflinks Rd

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Cool Running Uphill starts just above the trout hatchery. This climb trail would suit riders with a medium to high fitness level. It includes tight, technical switchbacks that briefly give way to a more mellow climb to let you catch your breath, before finishing on a steep pitch straight to the top of the hill. 

Cool Running Downhill is a machine built flow trail. It starts at the main trail head at the top of the ‘Main Hill’ and heads quickly downwards. Much like a bobsled track, it is a fast flowing trail that makes the most of the epic Karri soil. Berms help riders keep their speed up whilst the jumps will encourage plenty of air time. The trail ends at the ‘Trevor’s Trail’ fire road which riders can push back up for another lap, or ride down to ‘Return Trail’ which will take you back towards the pool.  

Locals Tip: To avoid some of the tech switchbacks on Cool Running Uphill, cut across to Pinch Track where the trails intersect. Follow Pinch Track until it meets up with Cool Running Uphill again, for the final uphill grind.

Cool Running is part of the Pemberton Mtb Park

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Time / Duration

25 minutes



What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Cool Running is accessed from the fire road just above the trout hatchery.

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Trail End

Cool Running ends at Golflinks Rd

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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.


Toilets, BBQs and picnic facilities are located at Pemberton Pool
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round. Spring - September to November there are lots of wildflowers about.


Trail Access

Road or Bus to Pemberton, 327km (3.5 hours) drive south of Perth

Prohibited Items

Motor bikes are prohibited
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1 trail goers have rated Cool Running, Pemberton Mtb Park as 5 out of 5!

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Lee lee

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016, 2:45pm

Mountain biking in the forest! Beautiful location behind Pemberton pool, Cool Runnings is a short steep ascent and then its a fast singletrack trail that meanders around the karri trees. Compact ground and some nice sections to roll. The wall is a good challenge however there is the option to skip it by staying on the trail. The trail ends on a firebreak track, head down and then to the right along Munda Biddi back where you started! Fun trail, opportunity to go fast - steep terrain for WA. Picnic facilities extends the ride into a day thing.

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