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About Merredin Peak
This trail offers scenic views of the town and adjacent bushland as well as interpretation on how granite rocks were used as water catchments from the 1890’s. Water from the rock was collected via granite walled channels and feed into Railway Dam. From there it filled the water tower in town to supply the steam trains. Walking over the rock you look down on the site of World War 2 Army Field Hospital and over the town. Prospectors on their way to the Yilgarn Goldfields had their camps tucked away in the lee of the rock.
The Merredin Peak Trail is one of many recommended stops along the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail. Merredin is the largest regional town in the Central Eastern Wheatbelt and is a three hour drive east of Perth
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Start the trail by climbing the steps to the Merredin Railway Dam from the parking area
Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Recommended for beginner riders with basic mountain bike skills. Typically flowing, open trails on firm terrain with gentle gradients. Surface may be uneven, loose or muddy at times. Riders may encounter small rollable obstacles and technical trail features.
Rider may encounter narrow, loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Recommended for riders of intermediate skill level.
Hazards & WarningsSummer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. Beware of snakes in summer - December to February. Rocks may be slippery when wet.
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Shaded Area
Best time of year
All year, August to November for wildflowers
No fees apply
Self drive or by train
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Merredin Railway DamLearn about the dam and how it was used to fuel the steam trains that passed through Merredin from the late 1800s. Picnic tables are provided.
Merredin Peak TrailThe trail takes you all the way to the top of Merredin Peak
Stunning ViewsYou can see for miles from the top of the rock
The Water Catchment SystemA system of rock walls and channels were built in the late 1800s to fill the Railway Dam
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