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Skills Loop, Pemberton Mtb Park

  • Less than 1 hour
  • 1.5 km
    • Mountain Bike Easy

Skills Loop provides a great introduction to off road cycling. Riders will encounter a range of obstacles to expose them to elements of mountain biking, including: roots, corners, bridges, log rolls, tree pinches and rollers. The trail is located in the flat zone of the bike park so it is suitable for riders with limited fitness

Trail Start

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Access to the trail begins behind the start ramp of the ‘Dirt Jumps’ along Swimming Pool Road.

Located on your right the tram way is a good place to visit with the kids and take a trip after riding the skills loop.

Located on your right as you ride along bottom side of the track the Pemberton Pool Brook Flows into the Pemberton Pool which on a hot day in summer is a good place to swim in its natural waters after riding the Skills Loop or any of the other tracks in the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park.

Located on the other side of Pemberton Pool and Pemberton Pool Brook it is a good place to ride after warming up on the skills loop but check the signs in the Pemberton Pool car park so you can find your level of riding ability.
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This trail begins behind the start ramp of the ‘Dirt Jumps’. It is a great trail to warm up on or introduce new riders to the world of mountain biking.  

The gradient of this trail is mainly flat so it is also suitable for riders with limited fitness. 

Riders will be challenged by roots, tree pinches, different types of corners (berms, flat & off camber), small log rolls, rollers and a few small bridge features. 

The trail concludes with a couple of rollers and a table top as you head back towards the Pemberton Pool and the ‘Dirt Jumps’ area.

Locals Tip: Riders looking to push their skills further can venture over to Tech Track for further technical challenges.

Skills Loop is part of the Pemberton Mtb Park Network 

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Time / Duration

15 - 30 minutes


1.5km loop

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Access to the trail begins behind the start ramp of the ‘Dirt Jumps’ along Swimming Pool Road.

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Trail End

Mountain Bike


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.


Toilets, BBQs and picnic facilities are located at Pemberton Pool
  • BBQ Facilities
  • 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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