4 miles
712 ft
-732 ft
Avg time

Marrinup Loop Details

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  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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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.

Local Trail Association
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
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on May 24, 2016
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to marrinup-loop trailhead (-32.702117, 116.028433)
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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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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Dylhukn (Nov 28, 2017 at 23:33)
 Excillent track! A great beginners track. Nice and flowy
  • + 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.
  • + 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.
  • + 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.

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