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Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie

Mountain Bike

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Downhill, Technical
 in South West

Part of Arklow Trails, Collie network
  • Less than 1 hour
  • 2.6 km
    • Mountain Bike Moderate

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

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.

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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.

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Collie Mountain Bike Club

(08) 9734 1471

Collie Visitor Centre

(08) 9734 2051

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Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

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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Toscas Boutique

Toscas Boutique is a fashion store for the style conscious woman looking to create a wardrobe of chic, affordable pieces and maintain a classic, feminine style.

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Collie River Valley Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre can provide extensive information on the region with maps, brochures, and a photographic display. We also have videos on local history, mining and power generation.

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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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Forest Explorers - Wildflower, Mural, Heritage Taphouse Tours & Trail Transfers

Small group tours & transfers embracing connections with Wildflowers, Murals, Heritage trails.

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

Time / Duration

20 minutes

Length

2.6km

What To Pack

Group C - Mountain Biking & Gravel (Mountain bike, gravel and touring trails.) required.

Trail Start

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

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Trail End

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

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Mountain Bike

Moderate

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

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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.      

Safety

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

Facilities

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

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1 trail goers have rated Dead Cats, Arklow Trails, Collie as 5 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 26 Feb 2023, 2:01pm

What a morning, I'll never look at bike trails the same again ,we had a taste of the Aklow precinct and it didn't disappoint.Following green for 2 hrs with 6 breaks .Well done to all involved in this epic outdoor experience.The E bike supported us 8 along these well made adult bmx trails.Adventure Connections for 100% fun.
Thank you

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