The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail forms a unique 41km loop through Shire of Mundaring. The journey takes in the romance of the rail era, passing through John Forrest National Park, with its waterfalls, abundant ﬂora and fauna and the only historical railway tunnel in WA. Discover the history and character of the many charming Perth Hills’ villages that evolved alongside the railway line, with plenty of opportunities to stop and catch your breath at a quaint café or at one of the historic taverns dotted along the trail.
The trail can be joined at numerous access points including the villages along its length. Many of the reserves are now community parks providing picnic tables, toilets and other facilities.
The whole trail is approximately 59 kilometres long and can be done in short, half day to day sections or over the course of several days. The more popular loop trail, combining the "Northern Section" and the "Southern Section" is approximately 41 kilometres and can be completed in a similar time frame, depending on your method of transport and your itinerary.
Lake Leschenaultia, the Eagle View Walk Trail, Munda Biddi Trail and Kep Track all link into Railway Reserves Heritage Trail and, although this trail is remarkable, it is the overall atmosphere of the Perth Hills Mundaring trails as a group and the vibe of the area, that provides the “wow factor”.
Most points along the trail are accessible by road and the track is signposted with distances, interpretive trailheads and traffic crossings. The Railway Reserves Heritage Trail brochure, available from Perth Hills Mundaring Visitor Centre, contains a map as well as distance and elevation charts making it easy to plan your journey.