Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail
  • Length: 11km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Balmoral POW Camp

  • End: Jarrahdale Road

  • Location: Balmoral POW Camp

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  • Distance from CBD: 70kms

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.364977

  • Longitude: 116.165462

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Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail is a 11km, grade 1 one way hike, located in Balmoral POW Camp, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This 11 kilometre rail trail follows a former tramway from the Balmoral POW Camp to Mundlimup Timber Trails. It is part of the Munda Biddi Trail. The trail is easy and accessible to both walkers and mountain bikers.

The Balmoral Trail starts or finishes at the Jarrahdale World War II POW Camp. The trail goes through bushland and some farmland. Along the way the trail passes a log loading ramp and several "shield trees". These shield trees have numbers carved into them and were used by foresters in the 1920s as a grid reference system.nSignage describes its operation and explains the ruins that remain. At one point the rail formation crosses a private farm. Stiles have been provided to allow access across the farm

About the region

The POW working camp was built in 1944 housing 220 Italian prisoners of war from the Northern African campaign of World War II. The prisoners worked in the forest cutting firewood and lived and worked at the camp. It closed in 1946 at which point prisoners were repatriated to Italy. There is a nice little walk trail through the camp and the different foundations are sign-posted so you can get an idea of how the camp would have functioned.


Start Point: Balmoral POW camp, Balmoral Road, East of Jarrahdale (70kms or 1 hour from Perth)

End Point: Jarrahdale Road

Region: Balmoral POW Camp, Perth

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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