Over the past couple of years Collie has been sinking a heap of resources into becoming not only Western Australia’s premier mountain bike trail town, but one of Australia’s.
And this week news has come through from the builders tasked with constructing those trails that a new stage has just been completed – and it looks awesome.
Trail planning, design and construction group Common Ground shared some photos to their Facebook last week offering a look at the first stage of the new trails, along with some insight into what’s to come, stating:
“Over the last year, our team have been building a truly special mountain biking experience in Wellington National Park. Located deep within the spectacularly incised Collie River Valley, these trails twist through granite formations, creek lines and towering old-growth jarrah trees. With trails unlike anything you have seen in WA, the first stage of this project gives you a taste of what’s to come in this phenomenal landscape over the coming years. While we are still working in the area, the first stage of trails opens today, ready for misty spring school holiday mornings.
“The next stage of trails will include a range of trail types with almost triple the vertical range and descents over 250m. This stage is just a taste of what’s to come!
This project has by far been our most challenging landscape to work in to date. Our team of dedicated builders deserve a massive shoutout for toiling through some super tricky conditions. Well done to everyone involved and we hope you enjoy the trails as much as we do!”
Check out a few photos below and head to our article on the best mountain biking and hiking trails around Collie to get started!
Head to the Common Ground Website for more info, all photos via Common Ground.