Paths and Trails
The Local Bicycle and Footpath Plan 2017-2027 provides strategic direction for future network developments and connections to community and tourist destinations. This plan was endorsed by Council in May 2017. The plan was formally launched in August/September 2017 in each community to seek feedback that will go into future revisions of the plan to ensure walking and cycling infrastructure meets the needs of the community.
The South West of Western Australia is well known for its natural beauty, picturesque landscapes, tall trees, unique wildflowers and flowing rivers. It's also the home of some of the most amazing trails for you to explore.
The Shire of Manjimup recognises the importance of trails, bike and footpaths as significant contributors to the liveability of local residents and to the regional economy as tourism drawcards for visitors. Over the last few years, the Shire has been actively involved (either as a stakeholder or key driver) in a number of studies and strategic plans, ranging from State to Shire level. The Shire will continue to remain involved in order to actively promote and enhance the facilities available within the Shire and across the South West. More information on the developments of trails within the Shire can be found in:
- Shire of Manjimup Sport and Recreation Strategic Plan 2014-2024
- Pemberton Trails Master Plan
- South West Mountain Bike Master Plan
- Manjimup Trail Bike Hub
The Shire is also involved in the development of the Warren Blackwood Stock Route, a project of the Warren Blackwood Alliance of Councils. The stock route is a 320km bridle trail based on the old stock droving routes of the original farming families of the South West. The trail meanders through some of the most picturesque countrysides, through Karri and Jarrah forests and farmland toward the south and west coasts. The bridle trail includes 8 equine friendly campsites dotted along the route, at intervals of between 30km and 45 km, and sections of self-reliant trail to explore toward the coast. The trail will provide an opportunity for trail enthusiasts to experience living history by following in the footsteps of the pioneer farming families that opened up the coastal South West. Note: the trail and campgrounds are still under development and not yet open to the public.
The Shire of Manjimup has developed a number of publications which highlight a small segment of the trails available within the Shire. Click the links below to download the trail map: