4 miles
Distance
712 ft
Climb
-732 ft
Descent
00:44:26
Avg time

Marrinup Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Marrinup
    Dwellingup
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3519 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking

Proceeding clockwise, this easy to follow loop trail starts at the old Marrinup townsite which was destroyed by bush fire in 1961. It is an eight kilometre single track suitable for both the novice and experienced rider. The trail can be shortened to about four kilometres by using the short course return route - an excellent introduction to mountain biking for children. It varies from narrow, challenging tracks with flat sections and hill climbs to true gravel roads, with the ball bearing like bauxite gravel making things pretty interesting for mountain biking.

The “Cage in the Bush” is a little known part of Western Australia’s wartime history. During World War II thousands of Italian and German POW’s spent time here cutting wood for Perth before being billeted out to WA farms. Buildings no longer exist, but there are foundations, gardens and some fencing and it’s fascinating to stroll around the camp trying to imagine what life would’ve been like for the POW’s.

Nearby Dwellingup and Lane Poole Reserve offer a variety of walking, biking and canoeing experiences including access points to the Bibbulmun and Munda Biddi Trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Marrinup Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    764 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,004 ft
  • Altitude start
    817 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade max
    -57.477%
  • Grade min
    116.317%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:44:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:09
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Status:
on Oct 17, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Marrinup Loop Trail Reports

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      Oct 17, 2020 @ 4:30am
      Oct 17, 2020
      Second half of track is inside a controlled burn
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 5:18pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      Has a detour marked around the blocked trail
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 6:30pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      Mar 16, 2020 @ 9:18pm
      Mar 16, 2020
      Superb after the recent rain.
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 7:10pm
      Oct 1, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 143 rides
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      Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:52pm
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      Sep 1, 2018 @ 6:52pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      183 |
      Jun 4, 2018 @ 3:14am
      Jun 4, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Yr 11 MTB camp
      18 miles
      Dwellingup 60
      38 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Dylhukn (Nov 28, 2017 at 23:33)
       Excillent track! A great beginners track. Nice and flowy
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag AadB (Apr 6, 2018 at 20:30)
       Great Trail, did the trail with my 12 yr old son. Both beginners. Will come to do it again.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag leerides (Jun 4, 2018 at 3:13)
       Awesome good fun for a casual ride. Loved the ride logs and small obstacles all in the forest. Trail has flow and not steep. We took the Munda Biddi from Dwellingup to the trail, returning to town for a coffee afterwards.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Brodog420 (Sep 1, 2018 at 18:50)
       Excellent track, took my 11yr old son who started off gingerly and is now nailing the track. Be careful some riders are hitting it anti clockwise, we've nearly come to grief twice.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Coppernanotube (Oct 22, 2020 at 0:11)
       Full loop closed today due to burn offs. Small loop g2g
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Marlinblade (Jan 15, 2021 at 19:57)
       Few stray sticks on the track due to high winds, other than that track is in great condition and a lot of fun.
      [Reply]

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