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Big Pine, The Pines, Margaret River Big Pine, The Pines, Margaret River

Mountain Bike

Jump, Flow, Downhill, Enduro/ All Mountain, Technical, Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Adaptive, Cross Country, Ride Park, Skills Park, Dual Slalom, Pump Track
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  • Less than 1 hour
  • 0.8 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.

Big Pine is the jewell in the crown of this great network. The seriously fast and flowy trail has lots of influences from Rotorua in New Zealand. Turn left at the bottom for a short, steep climb up to do it again. And again.

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Located right on the edge of Margaret River town, the Pines MTB tracks are some of the best mountain bike trails in WA. Easy fire road climbs, fast, flowing singletrack descents, berms and fun table top jumps characterise these awesome tracks.

With the easy climbs and great fun smooth rollable trails the Pines are suitable for riders of all abilities. For the intermediate to more advanced riders there are plenty of berms to rail and table tops to jump.

You will find yourself riding back up to the middle of the forest time and time again to re-ride your favourite trails.

Getting There:
The trails are located just to the North of Carters Rd, which itself is the first turn to the left (west) when leaving Margaret River to the north.
There is a small car park on Carters Rd just before the rail trail crossing. Or park at the Rotary car park on the north side of town or it is not far to ride from your accommodation if staying in town - particularly if you are near the rail trail.

There is no set order to ride the trails in, and once you get a feel for the forest you will devise your own loops based on which track you prefer. A full loop is around 10km. Allow a couple of hours to explore these trails.

The area was logged in 2015.  For up-to-date details on trails contact the visitor centre.

MRORCA - Margaret RIver Offroad Cycling Association

Margaret River Visitor Centre

(08) 9780 5911

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Time / Duration

Less than 15 minutes


755 metres

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

The Pines are on Carters Rd on the North side of Margaret River town. It is 3.5 hour drive from Perth

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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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  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet

Best time of year

March to November

Trail Access

Road or bike

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5 trail goers have rated Big Pine, The Pines, Margaret River 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.

Colleen Smith

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016, 5:37pm

Sooooo much hootinanney fun! And they are doing lots to develop this area as well. The flow of this particular track is just magic. The Big Pine trail is just one in 'The Pines' MTB park. The trails mostly link up to form one lovely ride, but you can easily repeat your favourite trails.
Ian Pavey

Reviewed 20 Aug 2014, 11:37am

The best fun you can have legally! The great thing about The Pines is that you can do everything even as a beginner, but it encourages you to develop the skills to do it faster and better. The individual sections are short and the whole layout is compact, but each segment has its own unique character. The 'Queen Stage' has to be Big Pine, with a variety of jumps, swooping bends and great use of contours. Due to logging (which was always accepted to happen), the layout will change over the next couple of years. Will be interesting to see how the extensive plans in the pipeline materialise. Combine a trip to the Pines with some of the more natural and technical trails around South Carters for the full Margaret River experience.
Jon Lloyd

Reviewed 18 Aug 2014, 10:25pm

Well, yesterday - 17 August 2014 was my first visit to the Pines for the WA Gravity Enduro. After reading rave reviews by die-hard mountain-bikers I was looking forward to sampling some loamy goodness... and I found it! The trails weave through the regiment of pine offering up a pleasing and grin-inducing variety from tight, twisty berms you can rail to fast-flowing single track with jumps and bumps to keep things interesting and the heart pumping.

Park the car in the fire road intersection , close your eyes, spin round three times and just ride in the direction you end up facing and in minutes you'll find something to whoop about. Trust me on this.

If you want to ride trails built by like-minded bikers and you're in town - 'drop-in'.
brett stapleton

Reviewed 14 Aug 2014, 1:21pm

Discovered this trail during the cape to cape, its now a must visit every time i am down in the area. Awesome flow, big berms, nice little jumps (all rollable) something different from the rocky hell we play in at Kalmunda.
Tim Villa

Reviewed 24 Jul 2014, 2:46pm

How is it possible that I'm the first to rate the Pines?
I've visited this area for three Cape to Cape races and a few random long weekend visits, and I'm yet to arrive back at the campsite/homestay/rental without a big stupid grin on my big stupid face. Kudos to MRORCA. Here's hoping that the quality of trails will be maintained once after the harvesting!

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