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Scorpion Trail, Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trails Trails WA Top Trail Icon

  • Half day
  • 1.94 km
    • Mountain Bike More Difficult

The 2km Scorpion descent is a favourite in the Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trails. It is known for its large berms made from wooden railway sleepers with the odd jump and log ride. Something different from most other trails in WA.

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Trail Start

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Paulls Valley Road, 10 minutes from Kalamunda which is 20km from Perth.

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An old favourite that has been given a recent new lease of life with an extension back up the hill to make it longer and the addition of several wood lined berms. The speed you can rip around these will leave you grinning ear to ear. Suitable for most riders although timid riders can find the berm intimidating so should ride elsewhere in the network until their confidence has been built up. 

Easily accessable from Farrel Grove car park or part of a longer ride from other starting points.

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Mundaring Visitor Centre

(08) 9290 6645

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Time / Duration

Loops can be as short as an hour or two or you can spend all day eploring


1.94km descent

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Paulls Valley Road, 10 minutes from Kalamunda which is 20km from Perth.

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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.

Difficulty Notes

Beginners can find the berms committing.


There are car parks on Mundaring Weir Rd at the western end and at the Dell at the eastern end. Alternatively, a safer place (from car crime) to park is the Calamunnda Camel Farm on Pauls Valley Rd. They welcome mountain bikers, the trail passes through their car park, the food is great and they even stock a few bike spares.

Best time of year

Avoid the heat of summer


Trail Access


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4 trail goers have rated Scorpion Trail, Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trails 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.

Lee lee

Reviewed 13 Sep 2015, 1:28pm

Spent an hour or so on the Shake Rattle n Roll skills park, excellent for beginners - a place for kids and adults to learn skills needed for the other trails. Located just off the Camel Farm carpark makes it really accessible and the coffee at the tea rooms is a bonus. Did a round of the slippery when dry trail which is another one from the Camel Farm. It's marked more difficult and being a newbie it was a bit of a challenge however I can't wait to be zooming down it soon! The trails are marked well. Its a great little area, Bibbulmun tracks passes through too so plenty of hikers in the area. My partner is an advanced rider so we were able to spilt for a little bit while I practiced and he did the difficult trails. The scenery is really picturesque, can't believe we have this not too far from the city!
Colleen Smith

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015, 8:36pm

The best riding that Perth has to offer. All abilities. Loads of single track. Lots of options to tie the tracks together for a ride. Super popular. Don't miss it.
Lincoln Hayes

Reviewed 4 Jul 2014, 10:38pm

Perfect mix for beginner to advanced. Well maintained trails, best mtb trails in the metro area and loads of fun. I ride these tracks every week and never get tired of them. absolutely brilliant. !!!
Daniel Francis

Reviewed 26 Apr 2014, 3:00pm

If you want to be riding amongst the bush and under the trees, not just on an open wide path in the full sun, and if you like quality winding trails with some challenges, but without steep eroded tracks, then this is for you! You can park at the Calamunda Camel Farm and hire a bike from Rock and Roll or bring your own and ride for half an hour or the whole day. With trails from beginner to advanced and located halfway between the hills villages of Mundaring and Kalamunda and only 45min from Perth it is a trails network that you wont just do once. It is the perfect mix of nature and exercise with a bit of adrenaline.

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