Jarrahdale Balmoral Trail
  • Length: 12km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Jarrahdale 

  • End: Balmoral POW Camp

  • Closest Town: Jarrahdale 

  • Location: Regional Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 50km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.33845909

  • Longitude: 116.0751009

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

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Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

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Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

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Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.

Summary

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

Notes

Jarrahdale to Balmoral POW Camp in Regional Western Australia

50km south east of Perth

Compacted earth

Flat and undulating


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia.