Marrinup and Turner hill
TRAILS TO LEARN AND PLAY
Marrinup was established in the 1880’s as a timber town but was destroyed in the 1961 bushfires and now exists as a popular camping, hiking and mountain bike trail destination. The walking trails are relatively flat, making for comfortable walking and the bike trails are an excellent introduction to mountain biking for children.
know before you go
This is a remote area with no mobile phone reception. Camp sites, toilets and car parking are located at the start of the trails. Many tracks and trails are subject to seasonal conditions, restrictions due to maintenance or wildfire and controlled burn restrictions. Always check conditions before you depart and know your skill level when choosing a trail.
Marrinup Falls Walk Trail
Length: 1.4 kilometres
Grade 3 - 45 Min Circuit
The Marrinup Falls walking trail is a relatively easy walk through lovely native bush. The best time to see the falls flowing is during and just after the winter rains (June to early September).
POW Camp Marrinup Trail
Length: 4.5 kilometres
Grade 2 - 2 Hour Circuit
This trail has recently been upgraded with signage and information, a lovely walk while absorbing some local history.
Marrinup Mountain Bike Trail
Length: 8 kilometres
Green: 1-2 hours
Marrinup mountain bike trail is a fun, family-friendly, cross-country loop. The track passes through Jarrah forest and is mainly flat with a few gradual hills and suitable for all skill levels.
Turner Hill Mountain Bike Trail
Length: 11 kilometres
Blue: 1-2 hours
Turner Hill mountain bike trail is an intermediate trail with numerous steep sections and lots of harder obstacles. In addition to the 11 km main loop, there is a 5 km shortcut as well as Tiny Turner, a 1.1 km easy-rated (green level) loop.
Visit The "Cage In The Bush"
The “Cage in the Bush” is a little known part of Western Australia’s wartime history. During World War II thousands of Italian and German POW’s spent time here cutting wood for Perth before being billeted out to WA farms. Buildings no longer exist, but there are foundations, gardens and some fencing and it’s fascinating to stroll around the camp trying to imagine what life would’ve been like for the POW’s.