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Chidlow MTB Trail, Lake Leschenaultia

  • 1-3 hours
  • 5 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 1
    • Mountain Bike Easiest

A 5km trail for beginners that starts from beautiful Lake Leschenaultia near Chidlow. There’s also a Pump Track to practice your skills on before tackling the trail.
Ideal for families, and you can end your ride with a refreshing swim in the lake!

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Lake Leschenaultia is located in Chidlow, approximately one hour from Perth

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The trail starts and ends from the car park on the Northern side of the lake.  This easy ride mainly follows fire roads but about 30% of the trail is single-track. There are few hills and no technically difficult sections making it ideal for beginner mountain bikers and families. In addition there's a beginner to intermediate Pump Track for the family to enjoy or to practice your skills on before tackling the trail.

For more of a challenge there are dirt jumps in Chidlow and an engaging intermediate to advance cross country loop at Forysths Mill less than five minutes away. 

Lake Leschenaultia is open all year round and is a popular recreational area offering walk trails, bbq facilities, swimming and canoe hire in summer. With this much to do it's worth making a weekend of it and camping overnight.

The gates open at 8.30am (8am on Saturday and Sunday for breakfast at the cafe) and closes at sunset plus 30mins all year round.

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  • Western Australian MTB Guide Book

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Be trail ready for Chidlow MTB Trail, Lake Leschenaultia

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Time / Duration

1 hour


5km easy loop

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Lake Leschenaultia is located in Chidlow, approximately one hour from Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 1

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.

Mountain Bike


Likely to be a fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and free of obstacles. Frequent encounters are likely with other cyclists, walkers, runners and horse riders. For beginner/novice cyclists in good health with basic bike skills. Suitable for most bikes.


Canoe hire in summer.
Cafe open on weekends for breakfast.
Mobile phone reception: At Lake Leschenaultia there is excellent Telstra reception, good Optus reception and ok Vodaphone reception.
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Path
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Child Activities
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Telephone for Disabled
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

Can be hot in the summer but you can then take a dip in the lake to cool off


Free entry to Park. Fees apply for camping.

Trail Access

Road 2WD

Prohibited Items

No pets
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2 trail goers have rated Chidlow MTB Trail, Lake Leschenaultia as 3.5 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.

Trevor Amnrose

Reviewed 28 Feb 2016, 6:56pm

Short track which offers a good introduction to riding the local area, on a designated trail , coupleof good climbs to get the aerobic fitness up, plus a couple of fast down hill sections.
Tim Villa

Reviewed 24 Jul 2014, 2:44pm

If your only goal is to get dirt under your tyres, then you'll be happy enough with this short non technical fire trail loop. That being said, there is nothing to challenge or barely interest anyone except for beginners or those on a family outing. If your're at Lake Leshenaultia for camping or a day trip, you'd be better off taking the (very flat) scenic loop around the lake itself than the MTB track.

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