Skip to Content Skip to Navigation Show Trail Map Show About the Trail Show Important Trail Details Read Trail Reviews
Support Our Trails

Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie

Mountain Bike

Downhill, Tech
inSouth West

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

Dead Cats Trail is a 2.6 kilometre mix of blue descents and climbs, in the Arklow Trails Network near Collie. There are plenty of little technical challenges along this line.

Earn 2 Points

Trail Start

Get directions

Pick up Dead Cats Trail at the end of Mornington Glory on Mornington Road

Trail End

Get directions

The trail ends opposite the Ray's Trail car park on Harris River Road

Logo for Leave no Trace Initiative

Trails WA supports the seven principles recommended by Leave No Trace Australia for minimising your impacts when using the trails.

Learn more

Dead Cats Trail is part of the Arklow Network of trails just north of Collie and two hours south of Perth WA.

To access the trail you can ride out from town on the Munda Biddi and Mornington Glory Trails or leave your car on Mornington Road.

The trail is all blue, single track and has a few challenging features along the way. During Spring (September/October) the wildflowers are stunning.

Combine this trail with others in the network for a longer more challenging ride.

There are shuttle services operating in town - enquire at the Collie Visitor Centre

Visit Collie

Experience adventure exploring the network of diverse trails, pristine lakes, waterways and river pools. Reconnect with nature in the magnificent national park or relax and soak up Collie’s rich cultural and historical heritage.

Explore Collie
Visit Collie

Collie Mountain Bike Club

(08) 9734 1471

Collie Parks and Wildlife Office

(08) 9735 1988

Collie Visitor Centre

(08) 9734 2051

Other Links

Be trail ready for Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie

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

Time / Duration

20 minutes


2.6 kilometres

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Pick up Dead Cats Trail at the end of Mornington Glory on Mornington Road

Get directions

Trail End

The trail ends opposite the Ray's Trail car park on Harris River Road

Get directions

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.

Difficulty Notes

Moderate trails are typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features. Recommended for intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience.      


Mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. Ride within your skills and abilities.


Carpark and information is available at Rays Trailhead and Mornington Trailhead 

Best time of year

March to November

Trail Access

A 2 hour drive from Perth. Local shuttle service or accessible by bicycles via the Munda Biddi from Collie

Prohibited Items

No dogs

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
topography pattern

Complete Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie to earn badges and points!

Earn points and badges and become a "TrailsWA Expert" by completing trails and leaving reviews.

Earn 2 Points

Earn 2 points towards
your TrailsWA level

Edge shaped like mountain horizon
Alt text

Be the first to review Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie

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.

Like this trail? Explore others nearby

More around South West

Supported by great organisations

Trails are free and bring so many benefits to our community by providing opportunities to have fun, get fit, socialise, explore and challenge yourself. But they also have to be managed and maintained which only is made possible through terrific sponsors, donations and/or volunteering.

topography pattern