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About Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails, Nannup
Starting from Foreshore Park, the first section of the trail, when hiked or ridden in an anti-clockwise direction follows the Munda Biddi Track and is also known as the 15 km Sidings Rail Trail. The trail is a wide smooth gravel path with a gentle uphill slope.
At the northern extremity of the loop you turn left and head south onto the 22 km Timberline Trail and back to the start. This section of the trail is a little hillier and passes through some lovely forest along the banks of the St Johns Brook. You will pass the Sleeper Hewers Campsite, the ruins of a 100 year old once spectacular railway bridge, Barrabup Pool where you can have a swim in the warmer weather and Workmans Pool before heading back into Nannup on mostly easy single track.
Camping is permitted at these three locations. The Sleeper Hewers Camp has a hut with bunk beds for 8 people, a rain water tank, toilets, picnic table and access tothe river for swimming.
Barrabup Pool and Workmans Pool have toilets and picnic tables provided.
There are several vehicle access points along the trail where you can choose to walk or ride a shorter section if desired.
Be trail ready for Old Timberline and Sidings Rail Trails, Nannup
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
1 to 2 day cycle, 2 day walk
37km loop (Old Timberline Trail is 22km, Sidings Rail Trail is 15km)
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails)
- Group A and B items (see Trail Tips) plus
- Gloves to prevent blisters
- Spare inner tubes or puncture repair kit, pump, tool kit
- Mountain bike shoes and clipless pedals are recommended
Additional Useful ItemsTake minimum 3 litres of water per person
Nannup Foreshore Park, 282km (3 hours) south of Perth
Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
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.
FacilitiesCampsite on Old Timberline trail sleeps up to 8. Map of trail is incorporated in the Sidings Rail Trail brochure
- BBQ Facilities
- Picnic Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- Water Access Points
Road or bus to Nannup
Prohibited ItemsNo Pets
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