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Munda Biddi Trail

Mundaring to Albany

Munda Biddi Trail

Start

Mundaring

Time

8-25 Days

Finish

Albany

Date Ridden

Aug-Sept 2021

Length

1065km

Elevation

14000m+

12 Campsites

15 Towns

The Munda Biddi Trail is one of the longest bikepacking routes in the world and is located in Western Australia, running over 1000km between Mundaring just east of Perth and Albany on the south coast.

 

Munda Biddi or "path through the forest" does exactly that as you wind along single track, old rail formations, fire trails and the occasional section of road riding, enjoying well appointed campsites and towns along the way. Whether you're looking to push the pace or out to enjoy a leisurely bikepacking experience, there is plenty to love about this trail that is improving all the time. 

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Below is a section by section guide to the Munda Biddi Trail from my August-September 2021 end to end. 

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Mundaring to Carinyah

Length - 44.7km

Vertical Climb - 788m

The first day on the Munda Biddi is a fun but enjoyable ride down to the Helena River before climbing Mount Gunjin and towards the Carinyah Campsite.

Cyclists on the Munda Biddi Trail
Orchid found on the Munda Biddi
She-Oak Forest on the Munda Biddi
Munda Biddi Trail in Western Australia
Pink Fairy Orchids on the Munda Biddi
Wungong Campsite on the Munda Biddi Trail

Carinyah to Wungong

Length - 36.5km

Vertical Climb - 597m

Crossing Brookton Highway, ride through the open Jarrah Forest towards the Canning River Valley, before finishing at the lovely Wungong Campsite. 

Wungong to Jarrahdale

Length - 28.0km

Vertical Climb - 321m

A cruisy ride into the first track town, explore old rail formations as you pass through the Balmoral POW Camp and ride through the Jarrah and She-Oak. 

Cycling near Jarrahdale
Sundew found on the Munda Biddi Trail
Jarrah Forest near Jarrahdale
North Dandalup Dam on the Munda Biddi
Wildflowers on the Munda Biddi
Munda Biddi Trail Marker

Jarrahdale to Dandalup

Length - 32.9km

Vertical Climb - 681m

Leaving Jarrahdale you descend down to the Serpentine River crossing before a steep climb out and off towards North Dandalup Dam.

Dandalup to Dwellingup

Length - 42.1km

Vertical Climb - 768m

An enjoyable ride through the Jarrah Forests around Dwellingup, pass through the Marrinup POW Camp as you approach town along the Hotham Valley Railway.

Jarrah Forest near Dwellingup
Echidna on the Munda Biddi Trail
Hotham Valley Railway in Dwellingup
Riding through Lane Poole Reserve
Flame Peas on the Munda Biddi
Murray River on the Munda Biddi

Dwellingup to Bidjar Ngoulin

Length - 30.7km

Vertical Climb - 627m

A short section of the Munda Biddi sees you ride through the hilly Lane Poole reserve, riding along the Murray River as you head towards Bidjar Ngoulin.

Bidjar Ngoulin to Lake Brockman

Length - 36.7km

Vertical Climb - 623m

Taking a tour through the biggest threat to the Northern Jarrah Forests, this section sees you ride through the scarred landscape created by Alcoa's mining.

Lake Brockman Sunset on the Munda Biddi
Bracken Fern on the Munda Biddi
Bauxite Mining Destruction on the Munda Biddi
Munda Biddi Trail
Black Cockatoos on the Munda Biddi
Yarri Campsite on the Munda Biddi

Lake Brockman to Yarri

Length - 46.3km

Vertical Climb - 543m

A day spent in the Jarrah Forest, ride along old rail formations as you zig-zag towards the lovely Yarri Campsite, located on the side of a hill.

Yarri to Collie Junction

Length - 26.7km

Vertical Climb - 296m

Continuing through the Jarrah Forest, this short section takes you towards the spur trail leading into Collie, an optional stop on the Munda Biddi.

Lush Jarrah Forest on the Munda Biddi Trail
Mossy Branch in the Jarrah Forest
Railway Line on the Munda Biddi
Munda Biddi Trail in Wellington National Park
Native Wisteria along the Munda Biddi
Honeymoon Pool on the Munda Biddi

Collie Junction to Nglang Boodja

Length - 38.6km

Vertical Climb - 780m

Heading into Wellington National Park and the forests of the Collie River Valley, this is a tough but rewarding section finishing at Nglang Boodja.

Nglang Boodja to Donnybrook

Length - 52.1km

Vertical Climb - 674m

Leaving the Jarrah Forests behind, you enter the farming heartland of the South West, starting a week long town to town section, with Donnybrook up first.

Farmland on the Munda Biddi
Donkey Orchids on the Munda Biddi
Wildflowers on the Munda Biddi Trail
Pineapple Bush on the Munda Biddi
Snail Orchids on the Munda Biddi
Old Dam near Jarrahwood

Donnybrook to Nala Mia

Length - 43.3km

Vertical Climb - 510m

An enjoyable mix of forest and farmland, the ride from Donnybrook to the Nala Mia Campsite at Jarrahwood is a cruisy ride through the countryside.

Nala Mia to Nannup

Length - 27.1km

Vertical Climb - 200m

Riding along some of the best rail trail of the entire route, this leisurely section into Nannup is full of great scenery, plus a bit of history.

Old Rail Bridge on the Munda Biddi
Wildflowers on the Munda Biddi
Jarrah Forest near Nannup
Donnelly River Village on the Munda Biddi
King Karri Tree on the Munda Biddi Trail
Bikepacking the Munda Biddi Trail

Nannup to Donnelly River

Length - 38.7km

Vertical Climb - 716m

A momentous day on the Munda Biddi as you enter the Karri Forest for the first time, on your way to the wildlife filled holiday village of Donnelly River.

Donnelly River to Karta Burnu

Length - 24.2km

Vertical Climb - 564m

A really fun section of the Munda Biddi sees you ride through the towering forests along the Donnelly River before climbing up to Karta Burnu Campsite.

Karri Forest on the Munda Biddi Trail
Hovea found on the Munda Biddi
The Donnelly River on the Munda Biddi
Forest along Record Brook near Manjimup
Hibbertia along the Munda Biddi Trail
Farmland near Manjimup on the Munda Biddi

Karta Burnu to Manjimup

Length - 23.7km

Vertical Climb - 421m

Exploring the stunning Karri Forests and Avocado Country, this section provides a lot of variety as you head into the big country town on Manjimup.

Manjimup to Quinninup

Length - 39.9km

Vertical Climb - 526m

Riding through the forests and backroads of Manjimup, this day sees you cross the Warren River and then enter the pine plantations surrounding Quinninup.

Quinninup Dam on the Munda Biddi
Wattle along the Munda Biddi Trail
Cyclist riding along the Munda Biddi
Farmland on the Munda Biddi near Pemberton
Cottage on the main street of Pemberton
Karri Forest on the Munda Biddi near Pemberton

Quinninup to Pemberton

Length - 39.3km

Vertical Climb - 660m

A day of forest, farmland and fun as you meander through national parks, state forests and backcountry roads into the charming town of Pemberton.

Pemberton to Northcliffe

Length - 45.2km

Vertical Climb - 642m

Arguably one of the best days on the Munda Biddi, cycle through beautiful forests, cross the Warren River and enjoy some high quality scenery.

River Road Bridge on the Munda Biddi
Bracken Fern on the Munda Biddi
Karri Forest along the Warren River
Riding through the Karri Forest on the Munda Biddi Trail
Wildflower found on the Munda Biddi Trail
Sunset at Yirra Kartta Campsite on the Munda Biddi

Northcliffe to Yirra Kartta

Length - 50.5km

Vertical Climb - 813m

Leaving the town to town riding behind, exit Northcliffe through farmland before riding through a variety of forest type to the well positioned Yirra Kartta Campsite.

Yirra Kartta to Kwokralup Beela

Length - 58.6km

Vertical Climb - 1227m

Cycling through open plains, past Fernhook Falls and up towards Mount Frankland, this is a scenic day finishing along the Frankland River.

Mount Frankland on the Munda Biddi Trail
Fernhook Falls on the Munda Biddi Trail
Open Plains near Walpole on the Munda Biddi
Swarbrick Art Loop on the Munda Biddi
Kingia Australis on the Munda Biddi Trail
Jetty on the Walpole Inlet

Kwokralup Beela to Walpole

Length - 30.7km

Vertical Climb - 507m

An easy day into Walpole sees you climb up towards the Swarbrick Art Loop before descending towards the coastal town of Walpole.

Walpole to Booner Mundak

Length - 55.4km

Vertical Climb - 1129m

A stunning ride through the unique Tingle Forests around Valley of the Giants with some of the sharpest climbs on the whole Munda Biddi.

Tree Top Walk on the Munda Biddi Trail
Orchid at Booner Mundak Campsite on the Munda Biddi
Tingle Forest on the Munda Biddi Trail
Kent River Crossing on the Munda Biddi Trail
Wildflowers on the Munda Biddi Trail
Munda Biddi Trail near Jinung Beigabup

Booner Mundak to Jinung Beigabup

Length - 56.0km

Vertical Climb - 898m

Cycling through the open expanses north of Denmark and Walpole, cross the Kent River before climbing up towards Mount Lindesay and Jinung Beigabup.

Jinung Beigabup to Denmark

Length - 49.0km

Vertical Climb - 663m

Finally reaching the coastline for the first time, ride through the wine country near Denmark before some fantastic cycling along the edge of the ocean.

William Bay National Park on the Munda Biddi
Coastal Wildflowers near Denmark
Sunset on the Denmark River
Cyclist on the Munda Biddi Trail
Southern Terminus of the Munda Biddi Trail in Albany
Farmland on the Munda Biddi Trail near Albany

Denmark to Albany

Length - 75.8km

Vertical Climb - 472m

The final section of the Munda Biddi Trail is a long but relatively flat ride exploring the farmland and forests between Denmark and Albany.

The Munda Biddi of Py

A collection of thoughts on my end to end of the Munda Biddi Trail, my favourite days, general musings on bikepacking and how I found the trail to ride.

Watching the sunset at Yirra Kartta Campsite
Munda Biddi Trail Marker
Man Pointing at a Large Tree
Bikepacking Gear for the Munda Biddi Trail
Bikepacking Setup for the Munda Biddi Trail
Bikepacking Gear on the Munda Biddi

My Bikepacking Setup

A rundown on my bikepacking setup was for the Munda Biddi Trail, what I found worked well and my thoughts on the gear I chose.

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