07 Feb New trails for the Murray Valley Trail Network
New trails are progressively being rolled out across the Murray Valley Trail Network in Lane Poole Reserve, which includes the popular Year 1, Boom Boom and Bam Bam trails opened in December 2018. When complete the network will contain more than 35km of purpose-built single-track mountain bike trails.
5.6km of additional trail has just been completed on three new trails, which include two climbing trails to get you back to the top of the network. Trail 9 is a steep, heart-pumping technical blue climb suitable for Olympic cross-country events. Trail 11 is an easier green climbing trail accessed via the Munda Biddi Trail and gradually ascends to the top of the trail network. There is also Trail 12, a new fun green loop trail that links Chuditch campground to the network.
In addition to these three new trails, the dual-direction Munda Biddi Trail has been re-routed for 5.1km off the fire roads and onto a new single track between the Murray Valley trail network and Nanga campsite. This allows riders to use the Munda Biddi to link up with other trails for hours of fun riding.
Lots more trails are in the works with a further 18km of single track currently out for tender. Plans are also well advanced for a bridge over the Murray River at Dwaarlinjirraap (previously known as Baden Powell) so riders can access the trails from the northern side of the river.
The new trail network will make the perfect weekend trip – find a cosy cabin or B&B in Dwellingup, or camp in one of the many sites in Lane Poole Reserve, access the trails over the new bridge, and return to Dwaarlinjirraap for a cooling swim after your ride followed by a refreshing beverage back in town.