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July 2017: It was an overcast and cool July Sunday morning, so ideal for a quick Hills ride that was close to home. I started at the Northern end near Lascelles Drive. The first section in to Kalamunda was solid form with a slight uphill. The Trail is well marked with marker posts or white topped posts. The upgrade in Kalamunda (due to be completed in Aug 2017) made this part a little messy, but it was easy enough to follow. I still followed the route shown on the map by turning up Elizabeth st to William st, then back onto Railway Pde at Spring St. This is because the historic village and Zig Zag cultural centre have been built on the site of the old rail line, so you simply need to move on street over for a couple of hundred meters, then back again.
Just after crossing Mundaring Weir Road there is a short section with two routes, both with the white topped marker posts, but they joined each up together within a couple of hundred meters later, so either option is good.
The gravel road section between the two Stanhope rd sections was a slightly rougher gravel road. Occasionally I could see some form on the Western side, which may have been the original route or a siding. It was a bit over grown, narrow and unmaintained, so stay on the designated route.
I stopped just after crossing Grove Road at the Walliston station. The trail continues along Palmeter Rd, which is obviously old form, but is now gravel road, and not technically part of the heritage trail.
I then turned around and rode back. The parrot bush and wattle were just starting to flower, so Spring is not far away. The slight downward slope on the ride back was noticeable, and I flew along fairly fast. When I got to the end of the rail trail I jumped on Lascelles Parade (all sealed to the end) and followed the old train route. There are a couple of spots with fantastic views over the Perth coastal plain to the City, so do stop to enjoy the view. The road then becomes one way down the Zig Zags, riding off the Scarp. The speed limit is low and traffic is light, so no cars over took me. It was a great ride downhill, and the hairpin bends are cool- but be careful as there is a little bit of gravel on the corners. I got picked up at Ridge Road, and was home less than 30 mins later. How cool is that?

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Kalamunda Heritage Trail:
16 Jul 2017, 10:03:21 am
Ride Time: 24:03
Stopped Time: 16:40
Distance: 6.57 km
Average Speed: 16.39 km/h
Fastest Speed: 23.95 km/h
Ascent: 101 metres

Kalamunda Heritage Trail & Zig Zags:
16 Jul 2017, 10:48:00 am
Ride Time: 27:43
Stopped Time: 10:49
Distance: 11.31 km
Average Speed: 24.49 km/h
Fastest Speed: 38.78 km/h
Ascent: 0 metres
Descent: 205 metres

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Kalamunda Cycles

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Kalamunda Cycles

Ride proudly sponsored by Kalamunda  Cycles, 14 Mead St  Kalamunda                 Ph 9293 2115