Heritage Rail Trail is a 25.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bellevue, Western Australia, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length25.5 miElevation gain1660 ftRoute typeLoop
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A long scenic ride in the Perth Hills with gentle gradients on 90% wide old railway track, 10% road. There is plenty to see and do along the way This old railway track provides a long circular loop in the Perth Hills. The surface is good and the gradients easy. The abundance of cafes and interesting scenery in the John Forrest make this a great family trail. If you are feeling brave you can also cycle through the longest railway tunnel in Western Australia. Once on the trail navigation is easy. Simply follow the wide, well surfaced track. The only major hill is the long steady climb from Greenmount to Mundaring. Take care when crossing roads. At these junctions there are signposts with distances to the towns and roads. There are plenty of great places to stop for lunch, or it is possible to ride shorter sections. The area around John Forrest is particularly scenic. The Heritage Rail Trail also connects to the Munda Biddi (heads south from Mundaring) and the Kep Track (East towards Northam from Mount Helena).

Toilets: Yes Drinking water: Yes Bike shop: Midland Cafe/shops: You will cycle past lots in Mundaring, Darlington and the many other small towns the trail passes through Others: There are lots of signs and information boards on the trail

The Heritage Rail Trail is located in John Forrest, near Midland, about 30km to the East of Perth. The ride is a loop and there are several places to park and join it. There are car parks in Greenmount at the junction of Morrison Rd and Swan View Rd and also at the Mountain Quarry on Rason Parade. You can also join the trail in one of the many small towns that it runs through such as Darlington or Mundaring. If you don't have a car it is possible to take your bike on the Trans Perth train to Midland and then cycle the short distance to Rason Parade where the Rail Trail crosses the road.

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Sarah Clay
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trevor webber
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David Stewart
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Robert Frost
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David Stewart
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Zoe Wood
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Nice well maintained trail, can access from Parkerville, Stoneville, Mt Helena, Swan view, National Park, Mundaring etc Dogs are allowed but NOT in the National Park. Mostly flat, down hill and some slight hills on the way back up.

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Pat Hardie
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Well signed gravel track that a hybrid bike could manage. Needn't be a full MTB. Long up and a long down. Changing views with some cool spots along the way; quary, waterfalls, disused stations, tunnels etc.

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Fedila Reshid
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could anyone pls tell me where is the starting point for bike ride for this trail? I am very keen to do the loop

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Steph Lock
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Someone said in their review that there are no dogs allowed- I don't think this is true. Along the whole trail there are signs saying to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after it. Plenty of gorgeous pooches spotted on their leashes on my ride today.

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Simulated Reality
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Went for a ride on this trail with my Trek Roscoe 6 Trail Bike, it was an enjoyable experience. The main track is easy but still had some enjoyable areas to ride. The main fun is going off the main track and into the multiple side trails. You will find plenty of technical sections to challenge your riding skills, you will also find the odd jumps and gaps, but these are mostly off the main track.

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Maitreya Prem
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Lucho Santelices
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DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED, as the app says dogs are allowed on leash we organized a hiking bringing our dog, but finally couldn’t do anything cause they aren’t allowed, not even in a vehicle

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Sean Gardiner
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Great for any bike. Fantastic ride.... Beautiful day too. John Forrest National Park is amazing! (I did do the whole loop.. the last bit that's not marked is the best bit... where my photos were taken)

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Sean Gardiner
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Short trip with the kids through the tunnel.

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Sean Gardiner
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Perfect conditions for a family ride... Next time I might check which direction I need to go, so that the family get to go through the tunnel!

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suzie griffith
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took just under 8 hours to walk. bit boring to be honest. but a great challenge. we started at glen forest at 7.30am and got back about 4.30pm with a stop at the 20km mark mundaring for lunch.

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Alan Findlay
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Really easy well maintained path. Suitable for all skill levels or bikes

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Ugo Martinelli
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Great easy scenic trail. Route well marked, lots to see.

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Howard Duhs
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What an awesome Trail. It has it all. Scenery, history, wildflowers, quaint little towns and a great coffee shop at Mundaring. It is best to start this trail at Bellevue and ride clockwise. That way you get the slow climb up and it's all downhill home. Take a headlight so you can ride through the historic tunnel.

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Graeme Warden
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Mike Long
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John Hopper
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Sophia Nimphius
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Mike Long
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David Stewart
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GEoff Salter
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Mike Long
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