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Noolbenger Off-Road Cycle Trail, John Forrest NP Noolbenger Off-Road Cycle Trail, John Forrest NP

Mountain Bike

(+2)
Trail Running, Gravel, Cross Country
 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 16 km
    • Mountain Bike Easy

      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.

Embark on a cross-country adventure with the Noolbenger Off-Road Cycle Trail and journey through a wide variety of terrain with scenic vistas, granite outcrops and seasonal brooks.

Noolbenger Trail Bike D B C A
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The Noolbenger Off-Road Cycle Trail is a satisfying off-road cycling experience, showcasing a diverse range of landscapes, from sweeping panoramas and rugged granite formations to meandering streams that ebb and flow with the seasons. 'Noolbenger' is the Noongar word for the honey possum.

The trail is a one-way loop designed to be ridden counter-clockwise. Although the trail is classified as 'Easy' (green), a good level of fitness is required for some long climbs. These climbs are rewarded by extended, flowy descents.

Riders can choose from 3 options:

Option 1: Full Loop (16km)

Option 2: North Loop utilising the Railway Heritage Trail (10.5km)

Option 3: South Loop utilising the Railway Heritage Trail (9km)

The trail is shared-use cycle and trail running. Trail runners are expected to yield to riders.

Visit Mundaring

Discover the bushland beauty of Mundaring, nestled in the heart of the Perth Hills. This hiker and cyclist paradise boasts an array of trails that lead you through a tapestry of lush marri and jarrah forests, winter waterfalls, native wildlife and vibrant spring wildflowers. Embrace the challenge of the region’s renowned trails from the epic Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail, to following the Golden Pipeline on the Kep Track, or delving into a time gone by along the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail.

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Be trail ready for Noolbenger Off-Road Cycle Trail, John Forrest NP

Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Up to 3 hours

Length

16km loop

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

John Forrest National Park main carpark, 28km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Mountain Bike

Easy

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.

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

Facilities

  • Car Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Shaded Area

Best time of year

April to October

Fees

National Park fees apply

Trail Access

2WD road access to John Forrest National Park. Approximately a 40 minute drives from Perth (30km).

Prohibited Items

No pets

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