The Mount Lennard Mountain Bike Trails, known by locally as Pile Rd, contain approximately 40km of trails of varying difficulties for mountain bikers of all levels.
Just twenty minutes inland from Bunbury this is the most complete network of sanctioned mountain bikes trails in WA.
The trails tightly weave through the mature jarrah forest, and granite outcrops to provide spectacular views of the lower Collie River Valley.
The local Noongar believe that the Collie River Valley is connected to Ngarngungudditj Walgu. This mythical snake like being is said to have come from the north east and created the Collie River, the hills of the Collie River Valley and the Leschenault inlet, before traveling back up the Collie River to rest at Minninup Pool.
The trails are located on the edge of the Ferguson Valley and Wellington Dam National Park, there are great DEC camp spots at Honeymoon Pool, only 2km from the Millbrook Trail, or on the edge of Wellington Dam itself at Potters Gorge.
You won't go short of something to eat in the Ferguson Valley. There are several wineries and breweries - one of which is directly opposite the bottom car park.
Trail head signage
Boylans trail (Up)
The trail is named for a former Parks and Wildlife Ranger, who achieved much for mountain biking in the area. It is a fun old fashioned technical trail that shows the style of the local riding. Controlled flow with features to keep you on your toes. Climb then plateau towards the top.
Vertical Climb: 227m
Vertical Drop: -127m
Grade (average): 1.4%
Grade (max): 32.2%
Altitude (min): 214m
Altitude (max): 330m
Grizzly’s (Down) This tight single track meanders through 6 km of jarrah forest adjacent to Pile road. Descending from Mt Lennard Trailhead (top hut) the average 4 percent grade provides an intimate forest experience all the way to the Pile Road trail head (bottom hut). The ride offers challenges for beginners to old pros with bermed turns and log rides for those who are up for the challenge.
Vertical Climb: 228m
Vertical Drop: -328m
Grade (average): -1.8%
Grade (max): 137.3%
Altitude (min): 199m
Altitude (max): 336m
This 6 km loop is a great ride for beginners. The rolling ups and downs are fun for riders of all levels. The Lennard Half Circuit starts at the Mt Lennard Trailhead and connects with the Lennard Full Circuit before returning to the Trailhead. Pack a snack and stop to admire the beautiful Collie River Valley and the extensive Jarrah forest.
Can also be used as a return ride from other trails in the network such as Wals.
Vertical Climb: 176m
Vertical Drop: -164m
Grade (average): 0.2%
Grade (max): 116.1%
Altitude (min): 262m Altitude (max): 315m
This 11.5km trail provides a challenge for even the most advanced riders. Dropping steeply into the valley along an old 4WD track the trail then levels out along the scenic Collie River before climb back up the Mill Brook drainage. A good level of fitness and lots of water is advised for this awesome ride. Millbrook gully has the reputation for being the 1st downhill track in the SW. Scott Sharples won the 1st Millbrook downhill race, Scott went on to ride the world cup series. Tip: It is possible to ride the trail in either direction. However it is recommended riding it anti-clockwise; descending the steeper Millbrook Gully and climbing the gentler Sailors Gully
Vertical Climb: 312m
Vertical Drop: -360m
Grade (average): -0.6%
Grade (max): 43.7%
Altitude (min): 83m
Altitude (max): 311m
A local favourite, fast and flowing downward trail, with some tight corners and a short uphill towards the end.
Vertical Climb: 43m
Vertical Drop: -75m
Grade (average): -1.6%
Grade (max): 29.6%
Altitude (min): 280m
Altitude (max): 325m
An old fashioned trail that is a little bit out of place amongst the flowing single track of the rest of the Pile Rd network with steep descents and climbs and lots of erosion.Tough in sections but rewarding in others.
Butchers is the original XC race track going back over 25 years in the SW. This is the 1st trail to be submitted for permanent MTB trail status which started the whole Pile Rd trail network.
This can be used as a link back from Wals/Lennard Circuit but it is hard work. Be warned!
Distance: 3171m Vertical Climb: 160m
Vertical Drop: -126m
Grade (average): 1.0%
Grade (max): 59.6%
Altitude (min): 253m
Altitude (max): 317m
The Pallet Trail is a 3km off shoot at the southern end of Wals track. This track creates another fast single track adventure through the jarrah country before connecting you to the Millbrook Trail.
Starting at the beginning of Wals Trail, just the other side of Lennard Rd from the top car park, follow the signs on the Blue rated trail as it contours down the side of the valley and then climbs steeply, but quickly back to the junction of Lennard and Pile Rd, which is also the start of the long Millbrook Trail.