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Merredin Peak

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.8 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3
    • Mountain Bike Easy
    • Trail Bike Easy

The 1.8 km Merredin Peak Trail provides an uninterrupted view across the town of Merredin and the surrounding rural area. As the highest peak in the area it offers spectacular panoramic views as far as the eye can see.

Learn 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.
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Trail Start

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Start the trail by climbing the steps to the Merredin Railway Dam from the parking area

Learn 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.
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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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Time / Duration

Length

What To Pack

Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Start the trail by climbing the steps to the Merredin Railway Dam from the parking area

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

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.

Mountain Bike

Easy

Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.

Trail Bike

Easy

Rider may encounter narrow, loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Recommended for riders of intermediate skill level.

Difficulty Notes

There are some steep slopes to climb on this trail

Hazards & Warnings

Summer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. Beware of snakes in summer - December to February. Rocks may be slippery when wet.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

All year, August to November for wildflowers

Fees

No fees apply

Trail Access

Self drive or by train

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