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Sidings Rail Trail, Nannup Sidings Rail Trail, Nannup

Bush Walk

(+4)
Gravel, Rail Trail, Touring, Trail Running
 in South West

  • Full day
  • 26 km
    • Bush Walk Class 2

      Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

    • 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.

The Sidings Rail Trail makes up the greater half of the Timberline Loop, along with the Old Timberline Trail. The loop follows a historic path of wood-powered, steam-driven locomotives from the forest to the Barrbup Mill and Nannup Mill. Choose to do a half-day mountain bike ride or a two day hiking trip, camping out along the way. 

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The Sidings Rail Trail is a Class 2 walking trail and Easy mountain bike trail. The trail is a wide, smooth gravel path with a gentle uphill slope, making it an ideal option for families and beginner riders. As the trail forms part of the Munda Biddi Trail, you'll have the added bonus of experiencing a bite-sized section of the 1000 kilometre iconic trail that stretches from Mundaring to Albany.

With starting points in Jarrahwood and Nannup (Foreshore Park), the Sidings Rail Trail can be completed in either direction. Alternatively, the trail can be joined with the Old Timberline Trail  south of Cambray Siding to form the 48-kilometre Timberline Loop.

There are several vehicle access points along the trail where you can choose to walk or ride a shorter section if desired. Some of these access points are via unsealed road and may be suited to 4WD only.

Overnight options (if completing the Timberline Loop).

Camping is permitted in three locations along the Old Timberline Trail:

All three sites are non-bookable, operating on a first come, first served basis, and have access to St Johns Brook and charming swimming holes. Camping fees only apply for Workmans Pool and Barrabup Campgrounds.

The 'Sidings Rail Trail' map is a great resource for your trip, providing an overview of the Timberline Loop route and historical context of the trails.

Nannup Visitor Centre

(08) 9756 1120

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

Time / Duration

Half-day to multi-day experience

Length

26km one way with a 48km loop option

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Corner of Old Vasse Hwy and Jarrahwood Mill Rd, Jarrahwood, 240km (2.5 hours) south of Perth

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Trail End

Nannup Foreshore Park, 282km (3 hours) south of Perth

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Bush Walk

Class 2

Easy trail with modified or hardened surface, and gentle hills or occasional steps. Clear directional signage. No bushwalking experience required. May be suitable for assisted wheelchair users (if ramps are provided at steps).

Visit Trail Tips for further information.

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.

Difficulty Notes

An easy trail with gentle hills, though please consider the trail distance before embarking.

Hazards & Warnings

As this is a shared use trail, walkers should be aware of cyclists.

Both walkers and cyclists should be careful of road crossings and vehicles.

Safety

Walkers need to plan ahead and consider food, drinking water and equipment requirements. Supplies can be purchased in Nannup. 

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) if there is mobile phone coverage.

Before you go, install the free Emergency+ app  on your mobile phone. It can be used in the event of any emergency to call for assistance. If there is no mobile phone coverage you will not be able to call Emergency Services but the app will provide you with GPS location details.

Do not rely on your mobile phone in the event of getting lost or injured, as coverage is unreliable on the trail. 

Consider carrying a personal locator beacon (PLB) or other emergency communication.

Facilities

Please note all facilities are located at the Nannup Foreshore Park (not Jarrahwood).

Camping is only permitted if completing the Timberline Loop as designated campgrounds are situated on the Old Timberline Trail. These campgrounds have a composting toilet and picnic tables. Only Sleeper Hewers Hut has a sheltered hut and water tank.

Tank water is not guaranteed and must be treated before use. Use tank water sparingly and keep an emergency supply of drinking water as backup. Tank water should be treated by boiling, mechanical filtration or chemical treatment.

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Picnic Area
  • Water Access Points
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Shaded Area

Fees

Camping fees may apply.

Trail Access

Road access (2WD) to Jarrahwood or Nannup (Foreshore Park). Bus option also available from Perth to Nannup via TransWA Coaches.

Prohibited Items

No pets

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