When to go
The Wooditjup, Pines and Creek trails are open 365 days a year and maintained regularly to ensure a great experience all year round.
The Wooditjup trails are mostly in wooded areas with loamy soil so are well suited to the drier and hotter months. There’s plenty of shade and not too much gravel. After really heavy winter rains, some sections can get a bit muddy but drain quickly.
Recommended - All year round, but avoid very wet days.
The Pines network (open mid 2021) is built in new pine plantation, so it will be quite exposed for a number of years. The soils varies a lot, from firm clay to looser gravel. It can get quite wet in the lower areas after heavy rain.
Recommended - Winter, spring and autumn for higher areas. Avoid riding lower areas after heavy rain.
The Creek trails feature a variety of surfaces, from gravel to firm clay. There are plenty of tall trees to provide shade. Some sections are muddy after heavy rains and a couple of trails are quite loose in summer.
Recommended - All year round, but avoid riding after prolonged heavy rain.
Be mindful that from time to time, there are controlled burns in these areas. Please follow signage.
DO I HAVE TO PAY TO RIDE?
There is no park passes or cost to ride the trails, the Margaret River trails are free to ride all year.
If you would like to support the maintenance of the trails, you can become a MRORCA member or make a donation of your preferred amount. All contributions are going directly to ongoing trail maintenance.
WHERE TO FIX OR HIRE A BIKE?
We have multiple bike hire and/or repair providers in Margaret River, find out who our local operators are by clicking below.
Life Cycle Bikes
The oldest bike shop in Margaret River can be found on Station Road, next to Mitre 10, not far from the iconic Wadandi Track.
Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday Morning, Life Cycles offers Cruiser E bike and Cruiser bike hire, bike servicing and repairs, and new bike sales. Spare parts, Riding gear and good trail advice.
Our aim is to deliver trouble-free riding for our customers. Our team of experienced mechanics work in-shop to ensure prompt repairs and maintenance work.
Address: 6/16 Station Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9758 7671
The Hairy Marron
A mountain and gravel bike specific shop located on the banks of the Margaret River at the edge of the Woodijup Forest.
Open 7 days a week 8am to 5pm and after hours by appointment.
The Marron has kids MTB’s, hardtails, dual suspensions and E bike hires, bike servicing and repairs 7 days a week and new bike sales. An in-house espresso bar, serving cakes, smoothies, cold drinks and ice creams to fuel the ride or relax on the deck afterwards. Trail maps and trail advice on hand and information on organised rides.
Address: 69 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 2346
The Golden Jersey
Located in the old petrol station in the middle of Cowaramup on Bussell Highway, close to the northern end of the Wadandi Track.
Open 7 days a week the Golden Jersey offers kids MTB’s, hardtails, dual suspension and E-bike hires, bike servicing and repairs (pre book for same day service). Parts and accessories and new bike sales.
Coffee and wine tasting available in store, with ice creams and cakes for the kids. Cowaramup BMX track is only a short wheelie away if you fancy a race around the track!
Address: 60 Bussell Highway, Cowaramup, WA 6284
Phone: (08) 9755 5408
Where to stay & eat
With award-winning wineries, breweries, restaurants and cafes around every corner, on a trip to the Margaret River region you are spoilt for choice.
From casual eating to first-class dining, there's an option for everyone and every occasion.
Click below to find the right place for you!
By the time you finish reading this intro, there is likely to be another great food venue that has opened its doors. Margaret River has a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink and will have something to suit individuals, couples on a weekend getaway or families and groups.
Here are some of our favourite close to town and the trails:
Cafes are mostly locally owned and operated with some of the best including The Hairy Marron, Drift, Blue Ginger, Egberts and Sidekick. Don't miss the Margaret River Bakery which is a feast for both your eyes and taste buds.
The Urban Bean is a wholefood vegetarian and vegan cafe at the top of town and new arrivals are Wyl and Co on the west of town catching the beautiful morning sunshine.
A little south of town in Witchcliffe, Yardbyrd attracts the weekend crowd.
If you are up in Cowaramup be sure to drop in to the Black Sheep Cafe for really good healthy food options and warm, friendly service.
In the evening check out old favourites like The Tav, The Brewhouse, Burger Baby and The River not to mention the very Italian, Pizzica (be sure to book).
For finer dining experiences there's Morries, Miki's, The Arc of Iris and Swings in the main street alone. Opening hours can vary in winter so check local guides.
Places with a playground and space for the kids to run around include Yahava and the Margaret River Tapas Bar or beachside at The White Elephant in Gnarabup.
And finally Fish and Chips and Pizza lovers are well catered for at Squid Lips and Southern Crust Pizza.