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Nearly Gnarly, Pemberton MTB Park

Mountain Bike

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Tech, Old School
inSouth West

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.8 km
    • Mountain Bike More Difficult

Nearly Gnarly is a cross-country delight. Winding through the dense regrowth on the south side of ‘Pump Hill’ trails, it features switchbacks, rollers, log rollovers, dips, pinch climbs and some fast sweeping curves.

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Trail Start

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Nearly Gnarly is accessed from the trailhead on the south side of the ‘Pump Hill’ trails. Entry to the trail is on the left

Trail End

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The trail ends at Heaven and Hard Work, a fire trail that takes you down to the bottom of Pump Hill Road opposite the car park.

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This trail is a hidden delight for the XC enthusiast. Starting from the trailhead on the south side of the ‘Pump Hill’ trails, Nearly Gnarly winds its way through dense regrowth that makes for a unique riding experience. The first half of the trail features fast sweeping sections with rollers and logs, punctuated by pinch climbs and switchbacks that make it a true cross-country trail. After crossing Easy Peasy, the trail becomes more descent-focussed and the regrowth is so dense it almost forms a tunnel overhead. This only adds to its enchantment and riders will feel ‘in the zone’ as they are swept around hidden bends that eventually deliver them to the bottom of Pump Hill Road. 

Locals Tip: The second half of the trail, after the intersection with Easy Peasy, contains the least pinch climbs and is faster and more flowy. A fun segment on its own.  

Nearly Gnarly is part of the Pemberton MTB Park

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Time / Duration

15-30 minutes

Length

1.8km

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Nearly Gnarly is accessed from the trailhead on the south side of the ‘Pump Hill’ trails. Entry to the trail is on the left

Get directions

Trail End

The trail ends at Heaven and Hard Work, a fire trail that takes you down to the bottom of Pump Hill Road opposite the car park.

Get directions

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.

Facilities

Toilets, BBQs and picnic facilities are located at Pemberton Pool
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Car Park
  • Coach Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

All year round. Spring - September to November there are lots of wildflowers about.

Trail Access

Road or Bus to Pemberton, 327km (3.5 hours) drive south of Perth

Prohibited Items

Motor bikes are prohibited
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