Walking, Cycling and Orienteering

 

Lake Leschenaultia mountain bike trails

Lake Leschenaultia has a 12km mountain bike trail network, including 9 trails spanning 540m to 1.9km and ranging in difficulty from basic to intermediate.

The trails have been carefully designed to consider dieback mitigation, avoid native fauna habitats and to leave a minimal trail tread footprint.

  • Railway Run: Easy, flat trail following the old miniature rail line. Ideal for beginners and children. 700m
  • Man vs Machine: Long, technical climb for those who like a challenge. Intermediate skills required. Has been hand built. 1.5km
  • Eastern Line: Easiest way to get to the top of the Trail Head. Basic skills required. 1.25km
  • Yeehaa: Fast, flowy trail. Leads into the Wahoo trail. Intermediate skills required. 540m
  • Hula: Flowy trail. Basic skills required. 1.4km
  • Woohoo: Ramps and flow. Links to Yeehaa and Shakes n' Ladders. Intermediate skills required. 720m
  • Shakes n' Ladders: Rock gardens and a shore style ladder. Intermediate skills required. 1.3km
  • Stewies: Introduction to Cross Country trails. Basic skills required. 1.9km
  • Blue Panther: Old-school XC style. Intermediate skills required. 1.4km.

Mountain Bike Trail Course Map (PDF)

Watch the video below to see the mountain bike trails in action.

Pump track

Lake Leschenaultia has a fun pump track to play on where you can hone your skills.

Walking and cycling trails

Walk or cycle 3km around the Lake perimeter to view a range of native trees like marri and wandoo, together with an abundance of bird life including ducks, geese, herons and swamp hens.

There is also a 5.2km mountain bike circuit within the reserve. This trail gently winds through the forest to the north of the lake and is particularly attractive during the wildflower season.

Orienteering

The following information has been provided by Orienteering Western Australia.

There are 4 standard line courses and the Scatter course, with all 20 controls.

 Please note:

  • For individuals and small groups, no booking is required to use any of the orienteering courses. However, school and larger groups should contact the Mundaring Visitor Centre on 9290 6645 to ensure there are no conflicting activities scheduled for the area.
  • The most suitable parking for those wishing to use the orienteering courses is east of the main entrance, as it is close to the main toilet block.
  • The start and finish for all these courses is the large shelter between the Reflections Cafe Kiosk and the beach. Other starts could be used by anyone prepared to design their own course using the existing control sites shown on the 'all controls' scatter course map.
  • The safety bearing on all courses is downhill to the lake.

Control markers

In the Lake Leschenaultia map area all control markers are attached to trees above head height, as close as possible to the designated feature control feature and in the direction given on the control descriptions.

The control marker is a 15cm square plate showing the number listed in the control descriptions and a 2-letter code. See photo below.

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When you reach the control, write the letters in the numbered boxes on the map to show that you have visited the correct control.

Control marker number and letter codes

Control marker number and letter codes enable you to to check whether the course was completed correctly.

Look for the control marker numbers on your course and check that you have the right letter code.

Control Marker Number Letter Code
101 AE
102 KF
103 JL
104 OP
105 TW
106 YV
107 ZU
108 GH
109 GI
110 CD
111 SX
112 BR
113 XN
114 MP
115 KJ
116 FL
117 WP
118 OT
119 YD
120 GV