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Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail is a 12km, grade 2 One Way hike located in Regional Western Australia Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
The trail follows a former tramway to the Balmoral POW Camp. It is part of the Munda Biddi Trail.
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.
The trail finishes at the POW Camp. Signage 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, but cyclists are advised to follow the Munda Biddi Trail which takes a slightly steeper route to avoid the private property.
Signage is lacking in a couple of places so a copy of the Munda Biddi Trail Map (Map 1) is recommended.
1. Jarrahdale Information http://jarrahdale.com/index.htm
2. Jarrahdale History http://www.jarrahdale.com/museumandhistory.htm
3. Map of nearby Mundlimup Walk Trail http://jarrahdale.com/maps/walk_mundlimup.pdf
Jarrahdale to Balmoral POW Camp in Regional Western Australia
50km south east of Perth
Flat and undulating
For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.