(130km South of Perth)
Trails & Tracks*:
Facilities & Services:
Perth Mountain Bike Club
South West Mountain Bike Club
Local Bicycle Shops:
Shop 2/65 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah
Snakes and Ladders [the most advanced trail] is not a downhill track (though it's predominantly descending) - it's a proper freeride trail that relies on you stringing together the stunts perfectly to make the whole trail flow. Be warned: this trail is not for beginners - it's not even a trail for the average rider - this is a trail for skilled riders only, and even then we recommend you wear extra protection.
The potential for coming up short on a gap, falling of a ladder bridge or otherwise giving yourself a walloping is tremendous.
This is not your average, shoddily-constructed freeride trail. All rocks are cemented, and any metal structures are Mig welded galvanised steel. Wood is rot-resistant Jarrah, sourced from the local saw mill, so it blends with the local timber. Random width slats (rather than uniform width) were also chosen to make the structures look more organic, and fitted to the environment.
Source: Australian Mountain Bike Magazine
9 November 2012