Pemberton to Northcliffe

Updated Ridden Sept 2014

Legs 89

Total 44.3 km

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Traffic

Start at MB shelter in carpark at side of Visitors Centre. TL uphill on Brockman street of Pemberton (sealed, 50km/hr).

Park with toilets on left.

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Into Ellis street

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KSO- backstreets of Pemberton

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KSO - uphill still

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Into Lefroy street

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KSO marker

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Into Robinson street (50m later is Glew st, which on map we turn left at but KSO)

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KSO marker

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Into Kennedy street (flattens out now)

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KSO at Widerson St, all sealed road, residential area of Pemberton

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On road (no marker - now Johnston St) - Gloucester tree indicator

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“Gloucester tree 1km” sign

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Just veer to walk trail, KSO marker. To get off road and onto old form

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Sign saying “Gloucester tree 1.5km via walk track”, water tank on tower on right, short stretch of gravel, then asphalt path, karri forrest.

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TR for MB, KSO for Gloucester tree for 100m. This is a spectacular section.

(I am going to Gloucester Tree and back)

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Back to MB trail, TL down single track- start of zig zags

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First zig, feels like returning way you've come, few dips so keep speed under control.

9 zig zags coming down, which get tighter and closer as you descend, so be careful but enjoy them.

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On Sealed road.

Alternative to riding UP the Zig Zags - follow Burma road to rangers quarters and TL to Gloucester tree the join MB at top. It is still a steep climb but no zig zags, more rideable, and all sealed

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TR for MB, immediately TL - 2m wide, old form. Under karri.

Bib track on right- ‘Cascades 6km’ sign just before turn

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Into old form, more open and cleared land on right (harvested trees)

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Log on path - go through

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KSO marker, gentle slope, old form

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Turn right - no marker, only marker for other direction. 30m later TL

Onto dirt road, 1 car width wide, bit sandy and rocky

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KSO marker

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KSO marker- Loud Rd, Seven Rd merging from left

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KSO marker, gravel road under jarrah trees

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Cross

KSO into single track as cross gravel road (Brockman Rd on GPS, Spring Gully Rd on map).

Windy single track

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Turn right into old form, no marker, but obvious

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Cross

KSO, 30m later cross gravel road (Gloucester road) into old form again.

Road on right is Spring Gully Rd. Old form.

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Sleepers on track, old form, karri forrest.

Lots of sticks and leaves on track, Spring Gully on left, which we will follow for a while.

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Cross small pond/stream. You can see work from the past, little wooden bridge, cuttings etc.

Shaded and gentle downward slope

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Veers left into old form - no marker, but obvious. Old form is Spring Valley Rd on GPS.

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As join gravel road, 2 car width road, jarrah forest, gently undulating road

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Onto track by karri trees, starts off as single track, returns to old form.

More shady, smooth, sticks/leaves on track

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Cross

KSO as cross gravel road - Collins?

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KSO. More signs of old railway in this area

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Onto 1 car width wide gravel road - Moons Crossing Rd

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KSO, karri forest, down steep slope to stream crossing,

Steep up other side, turn off on top of hill

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Off gravel road to old form, uphill

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Onto gravel road, karri forest on right, tree plantation on left.

1 car width wide gravel road

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KSO marker

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Off old form onto single track, opens up into old form again

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Onto 1 car width wide gravel road (River Rd), karri forrest at both side

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KSO, now at River Road bridge- 100m long old rail bridge

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Into another gravel road following Bib track, uphill

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Follow bend in dirt road

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Steep

KSO marker, karri both sides, uphill

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Steep

KSO marker just after top of hill

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Diversion

Log on track, mixed jarrah and karri.

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KSO as you cross major (gravel) road- McAlpine?

Sign for Northcliffe straight on.

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KSO - 1 car width wide dirt road, undulating, easy riding

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Onto Orchard road? White sandy section

Farmland on right coming up

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KSO, bush on left and fence and farms on right, good flat dirt road, easy riding.

Orchard road still?

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Onto sealed road (Wheatley Coast Rd), 30m later TL into track under power lines

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TR, 20m later TR onto good gravel road.

Little track next to road merges onto road. Short steep downhill, then uphill

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TR, in 20m TL onto good gravel road (Hill Brook Rd)

Farmland on left, karri on right

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Onto windy single track then old form, leaves/sticks on trail

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KSO, sign saying Watermark Kilns 300m, fence line on right

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Onto good dirt road - Karri Hill Rd

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Watermark Kilns (originally built in the 1950s to dry tobacco), farmland both sides.

Good flat solid gravel road, 2 car width

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KSO marker, Tobacco road on left

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Cross

Bib track crosses our path

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KSO marker

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Onto track, which becomes form

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Into gravel (old form) track

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KSO as cross gravel road (Lane Poole Rd?) into single track, jarrah forest

Becomes old form. Soon Karri forest

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Stream crossing, end of downhill section- old form under karri - Hogg Rd?

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Swampy area- reeds, marsh, damp, straight old form

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KSO marker but veering left

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Onto sealed road, Middleton Rd- flat and farm both sides

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KSO marker

5km road sign for Northcliffe coming up

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Into Smiths road with Bib track, good gravel road, farms both side

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Not into gateway

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KSO, under tape where cows cross

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Under tape, now a 4wd track, stream on right, big karri and jarrah, sharing with Bib track

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TR, 30m later VL and then TR, and then over wooden bridge - Gardner River

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Onto 4wd track, karri and jarrah forest

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Onto old form, 1 car width wide good dirt track

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KSO Hollowbutt Picnic site. Picnic tables, BBQ, toilets, walk trails, hollowed out karri.

MB continues along on road (no marker) - do not go in walk path marked “Exit”. Road splits in to two separate tracks but meets together.

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KSO marker

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Road sealed, footy oval on left

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KSO marker

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Onto old form before sealed road

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At KSO marker

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KSO- old form that heads into town

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KSO- main street of town on right

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At old crane on railway platform, across train tracks, opposite tavern, 50m later TL on main road

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Information centre on left ,TL on footpath.