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Level: Beginner
Length: 37 mi (59.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Waterous Trail

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#20 of 50 mountain bike trails in Western Australia
#8663 in the world

The Waterous Trail in the Lane Pool Reserve is an easy to moderate 61 kilometre off-road cycling loop, primarily through Jarrah country.

It shares a section of the Munda Biddi Trail in the Lane Pool Reserve and offers an overnight option at the Bidjar Ngoulin Campsite. The other overnight camping options are Nanga Mill and the Waroona Dam and Lake Navarino Forest Resort.

The generally easy and pleasant ride is a great introductory ride for families and those wanting to get into overnight mountain bike trips.

The loop is best ridden in an anti-clockwise direction.

Points of interest include swimming options in the Murray River at Nanga Mill and Lane Pool, and exploring magnificent King Jarrah Tree.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
There are several access points, including Nanga Mill, Waterous Reserve and Waroona Dam/Lake Navarino Forest Resort
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  • justin70

    I rode the trail anti-clockwise as suggested, starting from the Lake Navarino resort. I am not sure it makes much difference, either direction. Although I swear I was riding uphill for the entire circuit ... so maybe the other way would be down-hill all of the way?
    Oh, that's a point. It may be largely non-technical, but it is not "easy". Over 1000m of elevation gain for the loop, so the legs and lungs still get a solid work-out.
    The section between Nanga Mill and Waroona Dam has a fair stretch of bitumen. It is a very quiet road, but good to know. I helped get me home sooner, so I was actually happy for it at the time.
    While signage is usually good to excellent, there are some sections where that is not the case. Around Waroona Dam seems to be a poorly marked area, resulting in a number of guesses and back-tracks for me.
    For me, there was a few too many gravel roads (rather than single track), but still a good day out.

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