Sidings Rail Trail
  • Length: 26km

  • Duration: 7hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Nannup 

  • End: Jarrahwood

  • Closest Town: Nannup 

  • Location: Western Australia

  • Distance from state capital: 300km

  • State: WA

Summary

The Sidings Rail Trail runs between the old railway bridge in the Nannup Foreshore Park and Jarrahwood

The southern end of the Sidings Rail Trail is at the old railway bridge in the Nannup Foreshore Park and runs as far as Jarrahwood. The trail is mainly gravel surface and is still loose in some sections. At various places sleepers have been left in place adjacent to the path on very short sections to give an impression of how it looked before conversion to a trail. There are several small railway bridges along the way some of which have been used as crossings and some where the trail runs alongside on a new smaller bridge. Another rail trail, the Old Timberline Trail takes a parallel route as far as Cambray Siding providing the option of a 37 km loop.
Leaving Nannup, the Old Timberline Trail branches to the left after the railway bridge while the Sidings Rail Trail continues north and crosses the Vasse Highway. After a second crossing of the highway it passes through the sites of three railway sidings, the biggest being Cambray where you can still see original sleepers and track in the ground. The Old Timberline Trail links up here. Keep an eye out for the sign. There are still a number of rail spikes, fishplates, sleepers and pieces of track spread around the sides of the trail. There are even some original distance signs on posts at the side of the trail. These are white with black numbers. The trail forms part of the Munda Biddi Trail.
Main distances: Section Distance from Nannup
Bibilup Siding 7.5 km
Dellerton Siding 12 km
Cambray Siding 15 km
Cambray Siding via Old Timberline Trail 22km
St John Brook Bridge 20 km
Jarrahwood 26 km
Thanks to Carl Bentley for assistance with this description.

Notes

  • Nannup to Jarrahwood
  • 300km south of Perth
  • Surface – Compacted earth, Coarse gravel, Fine gravel
  • Terrain – Flat and undulating

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