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Waterous Trail, Lane Poole,  Dwellingup Waterous Trail, Lane Poole,  Dwellingup

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  • Multiple day
  • 61.3 km
    • Mountain Bike Moderate

      Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

The Waterous Trail in the Lane Poole Reserve is a moderate 61.3 kilometre off-road cycling loop, primarily through Jarrah country, with two overnight options.

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The Waterous Trail shares a section of the Munda Biddi Trail in the Lane Poole Reserve and offers an overnight option at the Bidjar Ngoulin Campsite. The other overnight camping options are Nanga Mill and the Waroona Dam and Lake Navarino Forest Resort. The generally easy and pleasant ride is a great introductory ride for families and those wanting to get into overnight mountain bike trips, best ridden in anti-clockwise direction.

Points of interest include swimming options in the Murray River at Nanga Mill and Lane Poole, and exploring magnificent King Jarrah Tree.

Visit Dwellingup

Just over an hour's drive from Perth, Dwellingup has an abundance of nature-inspired experiences and unique offerings. Filled with ancient forests, flowing rivers, vibrant hiking and mountain-biking trails and incredible camping spots, Dwellingup is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. 


Dwellingup was recently announced as 2023 National Top Tiny Tourism Town and as the only place where the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi meet, Dwellingup is home to an array of trails for you to explore including hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and four-wheel-driving. The adventure is yours to create in this remarkable part of Western Australia.

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Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

Dwellingup Forest Lodge

Luxurious chalets set in the tranquillity of the natural bushland. All fully equipped with modern kitchens and linen provided. Beautiful views of the lake from the private balconies.

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Waypoints Cafe

Waypoints Café serves tasty, seasonal food and drinks to nourish the active and adventurous. Overlooking the skate park, pump track, Hotham Valley train and shaded lawn you won't ever need to leave!

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Dwellingup Adventures

Invent your own adventure and lose yourself in the forest and river valleys of Dwellingup.

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Dwellingup Rural Chalets at Lewis Park

Lewis Park is a 16 hectare property with valley and forest views. A perfect place to escape the city and have a relaxing weekend away.

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Dwellingup Transfers

Looking for transport to or from Dwellingup? A drop off out on to the Bibbulmun Track perhaps? We can get you where you want to be!

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Lake Brockman Tourist Park

Cabins and camping set in the state forest overlooking Logue Brook Dam.

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

Time / Duration

2 days


61.3km Could be ridden in 1 day or used to access the Munda Biddi Trail for a longer journey

What To Pack

Group C - Mountain Biking & Gravel (Mountain bike, gravel and touring trails.) required.

Trail Start

The Waterous Trail has several acccess points, including Nanga Mill, Waterous Reserve and Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino Forest Resor

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Trail End

Mountain Bike


Recommended for moderate intermediate riders with some technical mountain biking experience. Typically narrow trails with loose, soft, rocky or slippery sections and hills with short steep sections. Riders will encounter obstacles and technical trail features.

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Hazards & Warnings

Check latest Track Conditions for the Munda Biddi Trail on the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation or Parks and Wildlife websites.


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

Best time of year

April to November


Camping fees at Nanga Mill and Lake Navarino Resort. Check out details for DPaW fees at

Trail Access

By 2WD or cycle from Perth via the Munda Biddi Trail

Prohibited Items

No pets, horses or vehicles
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3 trail goers have rated Waterous Trail, Lane Poole,  Dwellingup as 4 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

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Marco Zecca

Reviewed 25 Nov 2019, 8:55am

Completed on 24/11/2019 with a friend. The trail is well sign posted, and relatively easy to follow; having the GPS route is anyway recommended as a further helpful reference. No doubts completing the trail in one day requires a medium level of fitness at least; the length (around 70-75km due to the Munda Biddi re-route) and the always changing surface make the ride challenging at times. Not a single soul met along the way; clearly not a very popular route given the length. Plenty of wildlife, many kangaroos and a couple of snakes as well. Recommended to anyone looking at a one-day medium to high intensity adventure
Lifeisfor Living

Reviewed 10 Sep 2019, 7:59pm

Rode this in Sept 2019. Wildflowers are beautiful but the Waterous signs stopped at Nanga Rd when it heads you south again and you cross a small water crossing. The mining company have started to mine in the area and the Munda Biddi has been re-routed (which is sign posted well). After the little water crossing iI didn't see another Waterous sign in the next 8 kms before realising that it looks like they forgot to re-route the Waterous trail around the new mining pits where the Waterous used to go. So had to do some improvisiation. ensded u[ 72kms but they are also looking at more pits so route for Waterous may change again
Colleen Smith

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015, 8:20pm

I rode this Trail in Aug 2015. It is a lot more challenging than this website would have you believe! It would be a most adventurous family that would attempt this 'Family Friendly' trail! I would not recommend it for any children under the age of 15yo. The trail is a mixture of overgrown single track, fire trail, formed trail, unsealed road and sealed road. There are a number of diversions in place and it measured about 66kms when we rode it (we did it all in one day). It is also quite hilly (we made about 900m of ascent over the course of the trail). It is very well marked, and there are some very pleasant parts through the bush, but it is not something to be undertaken lightly!

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