We acknowledge the Gnaala Karla Booja people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners of the land through which the trail passes.
The Munda Biddi Trail now follows a new route between Jarrahdale and Wungong campsite, after the recent opening of a 21km realignment. The new alignment weaves through varied and scenic forest to the northeast of Jarrahdale, using a mix of suitable existing tracks and purpose built single-track to create a fun and varied riding experience.
Riders will no doubt enjoy the single-track sections that make up around 8kms of the full realignment. These were intentionally designed to be a gentle, meandering ride that allows riders to fully appreciate and experience the forest surroundings.
The slower ride pace means the typical ride time between Jarrahdale and Wungong campsite remains unchanged, despite the new alignment being shorter than the former alignment. The trail has also been designed in a way to minimise exposure to traffic noise and encounters with vehicles in the forest.
The project was funded by Alcoa and managed by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) in partnership with the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation. It was undertaken in recognition of the potential impacts to the trail that may occur as a result of Alcoa’s proposed future mining in Myara North that is currently subject to environmental assessment.
The realignment will ensure no matter the outcome of the assessment, the community will continue to enjoy a high quality, uninterrupted trail experience.
Representatives from DBCA, Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Alcoa recently came together to complete some final work along the trail ahead of enjoying a leisurely ride to sample and celebrate it.
For details of the new alignment of Munda Biddi Trail visit Park Alerts.
To learn more about the Munda Biddi Trail or get involved in looking after it, go to the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation website.
Read more about Alcoa’s proposed future mining activities in Myara North at Alcoa — Huntly-Pinjarra Environmental Assessment – Our Project
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