4.4 miles
712 ft
-732 ft
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Marrinup Loop Details

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  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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.

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More Stats for Marrinup Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    764 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,004 ft
  • Altitude start
    817 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.6 miles
  • Distance down
    1.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.2 miles
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on May 24, 2016
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Marrinup Loop Trail Reports

May 24, 2016 @ 3:25am
May 24, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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Oct 28, 2014 @ 10:02pm
Oct 28, 2014
Marrinup Loop, Perth
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Sep 30, 2007 @ 7:20am
Sep 30, 2007
Marrinup Loop, Dwellingup

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