Some info on the Rail Trail
The Margaret River Rail Trail takes you through some of the most beautiful natural bush, farmland and vineyards in the Margaret River region, three hours south of Perth. Passing though peppermint, jarrah and young karri forest the trail provides a firsthand view of the abundant bird life.
The trail was once a part of the old railway network that was built during the timber boom. The trail begins or ends (depending where you start) at Cowaramup and finishes at Margaret River.
Along the 5 kilometres north of Margaret River there are numerous bridges crossing a major river and creeks and streams of varying sizes. The trail is easy to navigate with picnic areas along the way. The spectacular birdlife includes yellow robins, parrots and blue wrens and the wildflowers are stunning in Spring (September to December).
As it was a railway, the gradient is relatively flat, and the terrain is generally gentle. However, it can get moderate in some places and a mountain bike is recommended.