York Cycle Rides - The West Side Story TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE FLOODING FROM 22/07/21


A wander along the West bank of the Avon River to discover both Ballardong Noongar and settler heritage sites, this dual-use route has a choice of loops suitable for families and most fitness levels.

Suspension Bridge (replica of 1888 original)

Suspension Bridge (replica of 1888 original)

Photo Credit: Karina Leonhardt

About the Trail

Starting from the suspension bridge in Avon Park, the riverside trail is mostly flat with a dirt or gravel surface and is dual use for walkers and cyclists.

Markers reveal the sites of several long-gone industries and the ford crossing (usually passable from October - April) is a great spot for viewing waterbirds.

Ideal for families, leisure cyclists and mountain bikers, this easy route has a choice of loops varying from 0.7 kilometres to 3.4 kilometres which return along Avon Terrace, a bitumen street dotted with quaint C19th historic cottages, to Avon Park with its facilities, picnic areas, play areas and skatepark. 

York is just over an hour’s drive from Perth through beautiful bush and rolling farmland and has several linking walk and cycle trails that you can mix and match to suit yourself.

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