Trail conditions and updates - Map 2 - Jarrahdale to Nanga
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:50
Map 2 - Jarrahdale to Nanga
Contact: Perth Hills District
FUEL REDUCTION BURNING OPERATIONS – AUTUMN 2013
DEC conducts a program of fuel reduction burning operations during spring and autumn each year. These burns are undertaken for a variety of reasons including property protection, fuel reduction and biodiversity management.
These burns are carefully planned however they may cause some disruption to cyclists. Where fuel reduction burns impact directly on the Trail temporary diversions will be put in place including temporary campsites where necessary. Fuel reduction burning operations are dependent on appropriate weather conditions and, as such, dates for operations are not available in advance.
The following sections of Trail may be affected by fuel reduction burning operations during autumn 2013. For your safety, follow all signs, diversions and instructions from DEC staff.
In Lane Poole Reserve; E of Nanga Road, S of Mandalay Road
2b & 3a
In Lane Poole Reserve; E of Nanga Road, W of North Junction Form
Camp fires prohibited - The Munda Biddi Trail including all camp sites are camp fire free areas. Fuel stoves are recommended for riders who wish to cook while on the Trail.
Fuel Reductions Burns
Fuel Reductions Burns are conducted during spring and autumn each year. Burning is undertaken for a variety of reasons, including property protection, fuel reduction and biodiversity management.
Fuel reduction burns are dependent on appropriate weather conditions and as such, dates for operations are not available in advance.
Where a burn may affect the Munda Biddi Trail, measures to ensure the safety of trail users have been planned. Temporary diversions will be put in place, including temporary campsites where necessary. Measures will remain in place until the regular Trail alignment has been declared safe by DEC officers.
Follow signs, marked diversions and instructions from DEC officers.
Camp sites in the Perth Hills area are the most heavily used. Please be mindful of this and use tank water sparingly. Riders are advised to treat water by; boiling, mechanical filtration or chemical treatment. Camp sites are in remote locations as such, it is not always possible to monitor the amount of water in the tanks.
Vehicle Access and Supply Drop Locations
Vehicles can only access the Trail at designated points. These are marked on the maps as red or green car symbols. Other roads that lead towards the Trail might be closed or have locked gates because they enter disease risk areas. Attempting to access to the Trail at non-designated points can spread disease or damage wildlife. Please use only the access points marked on the maps.
Whittakers Mill has been closed. The facilities indicated at the site on the current Munda Biddi Trail maps are no longer available. Dandalup Campsite is four kilometres north of the closed facilities.
Map 2b Logging - Trail diversion
The Munda Biddi Trail is closed for 10km while logging is undertaken. An 11.5km diversion along Park Road and Murray Valley Road is in operation as shown on the map below.
Riders should be aware of logging operations vehicles and other traffic whilst cycling along roads. The original alignment will remain closed until declared safe. For your safety stay on the marked diversion, adhere to all signage and directions from DEC staff.
For more information contact the DEC Dwellingup office on (08) 9538 1078.
Map 2b Oakley Dam Realignment
The Munda Biddi Trail has been permanently realigned. Therefore approximately 8.5 km of the Trail and approximately 3.5 km of the Munda Biddi Touring Route have been closed as shown on the attached realignment map.
A 6.5 km realignment is now permanently in operation as shown on the attached realignment map.
Cyclists heading south, from Scarp Road (approx 300 metres south of the conveyor belt) should continue east until you reach the transmission lines, then follow the transmission lines for approx 0.9 km, then continue south along Grey Road until the Trail diverts east from this road.
Cyclists heading north, from where Grey Road intersects the Trail should head north until you reach the transmission lines, then follow the transmission lines for approx 0.9 km, then continue west along the Trail until it intersects Scarp Road.
Oakley Dam recreation site can be accessed along the 1.5 km (3 km return) Oakley Dam Spur Trail as shown on the attached realignment map.
For more information contact the DEC Perth Hills District Office on (08) 9290 6100.
Groups on the Trail
- Group size should be set at a maximum number of 17 participants, including leaders and all members should carry tents. This number has been set to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the trail, camp sites, facilities and the surrounding environment.
- Camp sites on the Munda Biddi Trail cannot be booked. The Notification of Intent form is not a booking system. However, the information is important to help manage and record group usage and to inform other riders to assist their planning. The Recreation and Trails Unit thank all the groups who send in notification forms, it is very much appreciated.
* Group Size - letters in brackets are for office use only.
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