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Berindge Park, Denmark (420kms south of Perth)
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About Denmark to Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail
Along the trail, look out for sites of historical interest, connected with its railway past. Only traces remain of the railway sidings which serviced the local communities along the line. These include Denmark Station, with its photographic displays at the Old Denmark Post Office, and Nornalup Station, where a historical plaque marks the terminus site.
Four original timber rail bridges remain in use on the trail. These are near Board Road, Kordabup Road and where the trail crosses Little River, 4km west of Ocean Beach Road. Where the trail follows the edge of the Wilson Inlet, between Denmark River mouth and Rudyard Beach, there are shelters and interpretative signage.
The three sections are:
• Denmark River mouth to Hay River (about 12km) - Walkers, Hybrid Bikes, Mountain Bikers. The section to Rudyard Beach Road is of high quality surface (suitable for families), with the remaining section soft or uneven in places, and suitable for walking and keen bikers.
• Denmark River mouth to Parker Road (33km) - Walkers, Horse Riders, Mountain Bikers. Sections are boggy in winter and soft sandy sections make it recommended for keen cyclists.
• Peaceful Bay Road to Station Road (about 14km) - Walkers, Mountain Bikers. The surface is still rough and/or sandy in places and suitable for walkers and keen bike riders only.
The 14km section between Parker Rd and Bow Bridge is not expected to be open for a few years, once bridges over the Kent and Bow Rivers have been re-built. Denmark River mouth on Inlet Drive is the trail hub. This is where the Denmark River flows into the Wilson Inlet, and where the Bibbulmun Track, the Denmark to Nornalup Heritage Rail Trail, the Mokare Trail and other Denmark trails intersect.
All users - please stay on the trail to avoid environmental damage. Take all rubbish with you. Do not disturb wildlife or stock. Dogs to be on a lead at all times. Cyclists - Approach horses with care, alert others as you approach, overtake on the right at a reduced speed.
Horse Riders - Slow down approaching other users, dismount and lead horses across both bridges. Where possible, please keep in single file on the southern edge of the trail, allowing the northern edge to stay firm for cyclists.
By respecting the etiquette of the trail you will assist in its care and maintenance, as well as increase the enjoyment of all users, including yourself.
Motorbikes, fires and camping are not permitted.
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Time / Duration
Full day depending on section and mode of transport
68km one way
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails)
- Group A and B items (see Trail Tips) plus
- Gloves to prevent blisters
- Spare inner tubes or puncture repair kit, pump, tool kit
- Mountain bike shoes and clipless pedals are recommended
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.
Hazards & WarningsHorses and bike riders sharing the trail - see notes on trail etiquette.
- Car Park
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
Best time of year
All year round
Prohibited ItemsNo Motorbikes, fires or camping. Dogs on leads permitted.
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Denmark to Nornalup Rail TrailThe trail to the east of Denmark is pretty and gets down close to the water
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