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Van Dam

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

This green level trail winds its way up from the Wellington Dam Kiosk and then descends down berms and pump-style trail to Potter Gorge campsite.  On the descent, there are a number of Blue Trail options for more experienced riders. 
To return to the Kiosk or create a loop use the Sika Trail once you complete the Van Dam trail. 
This trail is suitable for experienced Adaptive Mountain Bike Riders.

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Trail Start

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Trail start adjacent to Wellington Dam Kiosk, Wellington National Park, 185km south of Perth.

Trail End

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Adjacent to Potters Gorge Camp Site, Wellington National Park, 185km south of Perth.

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Van Dam is a trail built as part of the Wambanger Trails Project for the Collie - Wellington region and is the first of the new trails to be opened in the Wellington National Park/ Wellington Dam Precinct. It is a green trail with two optional blue descents. Starts off with a gradual switchback climb before an exciting and action-packed descent down to the Sika Trail. A great trail as an introduction to Mountain Biking in the area - and enjoyed by both novice and experienced riders alike.

This trail is suitable for Adaptive Trail Riders.

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Time / Duration

15 minutes

Length

2.6

What To Pack

Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.

Trail Start

Trail start adjacent to Wellington Dam Kiosk, Wellington National Park, 185km south of Perth.

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Trail End

Adjacent to Potters Gorge Camp Site, Wellington National Park, 185km south of Perth.

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Mountain Bike

Easy

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.

Difficulty Notes

Green trail climb and green descend with option to ride blue trail descent lines.

Hazards & Warnings

Mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity with inherent risks. Ride within your skills and abilities. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all the risks.

Facilities

Facilities are available at Wellington Dam. The café is open Thursdays to Mondays and every day during school holidays. Drinking water is not available.

Campsite bookings for Potters Gorge can be made at the Kiosk. (Phone 9734 7521)
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Parking for Disabled
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
  • Access without assistance for the Disabled
  • Coach Parking
  • View Platform

Best time of year

All Year Round

Fees

Camping fees apply

Trail Access

2WD. Approximately 2.5 hours drive from Perth and 45 minutes from Bunbury or 30 minutes from Collie. Enter the national park from the north on Coalfields Highway or from the south on Pile Road and follow the signs to the Kiosk.

Prohibited Items

No pets
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