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Drop Bear, Pemberton Mtb Park

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

Word is that drop bears inhabit straight sections of track, so this hand built trail is all about corners. Drop Bear is a fun, flowy trail that will test your cornering skills but leave you with a big, wide grin.

Trail Start

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Drop Bear starts from the trailhead on the north side of Pump Hill.

Trail End

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The trail exits onto Rainbow Trail - at the bottom, turn right to head back to the Pump Hill Road carpark

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Drop Bear is accessed via the trailhead at the north side of the ‘Pump Hill’ trails. It shares its entry with Longshanks but forks to the right a few metres in. Word is that drop bears inhabit straight sections of track, so this trail is all about corners. The trail is suitable for beginner to intermediate riders, but even experienced riders will enjoy its tight corners and natural berms that create a flowy, non-stop ride to the bottom. Riders will have their cornering, braking and bike manoeuvring skills put to the test as this trail only rides better and faster once you connect all the elements.  

Locals Tip: This trail rides like a dream when the soil is tacky and grippy.

Drop Bear is part of the Pemberton Mtb Park

Pemberton Visitor Centre

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  • Pemberton Cycling

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Time / Duration

5-10 minutes

Length

1 km descending 65metres

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Drop Bear starts from the trailhead on the north side of Pump Hill.

Get directions

Trail End

The trail exits onto Rainbow Trail - at the bottom, turn right to head back to the Pump Hill Road carpark

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.

Facilities

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.

Fees

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 Drop Bear, Pemberton Mtb Park as 5 out of 5!

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Jack Emerton

Reviewed 17 Jun 2017, 6:19pm

Great trail fast flowing and fun lower end of the intermediate trail with just one drop onto the road at the end that's quite big. Easy to climb up to the top either on the road or on the green route next to it.

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