1 miles
30 ft
-289 ft
Avg time
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Luvin' Shovels Details

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  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Skinny
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  • Year Opened

This volunteer crafted work of art is a Black Diamond freeride trail packed with jumps, drops and berms. This is a Black Diamond freeride trail with 2 Double Black Diamond features (un roll-able drop offs) and is only suitable for experienced riders.


Luvin Shovels was constructed with many hours of volunteer labour and with the assistance of a $15,000 Lottery West grant. The trail was design and project managed throughout by Lindsay Alsop. Key contributors were also Rich Blair and Ben McGrath.


The initial DEC (now DPaW) permissions for a Black Diamond trail in this area were granted in the Kalamunda Circuit trail proposal in 2006. However upon completion of the Kalamunda Circuit in 2011 there were insufficient funds to construct this trail.

Recognising that permission had been granted and that there was a demand for more challenging trails (the Kalamunda Circuit is rated Blue for intermediate riders), then WAMBA vice-president, Lindsay Alsop, got to work...


Lindsay started exploring the bush in this area and liked what he found. As well as having some reasonable slopes the bush was fairly open meaning minimal clearing of vegetation would be required. In addition there were plenty of fallen hard wood trees and rocks in the area for construction of the trail features.

With his proposed alignment approved by DEC trail construction commenced.


In June 2012 volunteer work commenced. Soon a regular crew of eager volunteer trail builders were out there every other weekend or so shifting a massive number of rocks and building some impressive trail features. Word started to spread that something special was happening.


With the award of a $15,000 Lottery West grant the volunteers were able to get a helping hand from the rental of some machinery and purchase of materials for features. This assistance was great for moral and soon more helpers were turning up and the trail further progressed.


The trail was completed in mid-2013. An impressive achievement for this 2.3km trail which contains 2 huge log rides, many many jumps and multiple berms.

To celebrate the completion a photo competition was held. Some of the best shredders in the state came out to strut their stuff whilst great photographers captured the day for posterity.

Luvin Shovels featured as a stage in the 2014 WA round of the National Gravity Enduro Series.

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More Stats for Luvin' Shovels bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -258 ft
  • Altitude min
    910 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    910 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,044 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    703 ft
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on Sep 21, 2018
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to luvin--shovels trailhead (-31.980740, 116.126990)
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Luvin' Shovels Trail Reports

Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:49am
Sep 21, 2018
All trails south of Mundaring Weir Rd closed due to fuel reduction burn off.
May 24, 2018 @ 5:28am
May 24, 2018
the lips on the jumps have been eroded away causing them to become very steep aswell as overgrown vegetation closing in the trail from the sides...
Mar 30, 2018 @ 4:04pm
Mar 30, 2018
Aug 5, 2017 @ 1:32am
Aug 5, 2017
Oct 7, 2015 @ 6:58pm
Oct 7, 2015
reporter All clear
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