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Trails

What is a trail?  A marked or beaten path, an overland route, a course or path.

Click on the links below to download our "Chit Chat Trail Notes", click HERE to download the main map.

Walk Trails

Chittering Trails Network (Shire or DPAW managed trails)

  • Bindoon Tale Trail:  Clune Park (cnr Gray Road and Great Northern Highway, Bindoon) - an 1,800m loop trail through the Bindoon townsite that shares community stories. 
  • Blackboy Ridge: Chittering Road (opposite property 3232) - a 1.5km walk to a lookout with stunning views, picnic area and toilets at the trailhead.
  • Carty Reserve:  Great Northern Hwy, 8km South of Bindoon - a 600m return walk through recently rehabilitated land.
  • Lake Needonga Trail:  Edmonds Place to Clune Road, Bindoon - a 600m lakeside walk... if you park at the Bakehaus you can make it 1200m return.
  • Stonehouse Trail: Clune Road (off Gray Road), Bindoon - a 2km lakeside walk... 4km return.  Facilities at Clune Park.
  • Spoonbill Lake:  off Hart Drive, Upper Chittering - pleasant picnic area and wide 1,600m return walk along the lake.
  • Wannamal Heritage Trail: Rest Area, Bindoon-Moora Road, a 75 minute loop walk, highlighting historical sites. *Please note site 26 "The Bridge" is currently not passable due to storm damage, please follow the diversion directions on the trail.

Other Trails

  • Peace Be Still: 1324 Chittering Valley Road - a number of trails, Avon Valley Walk Trail (7.1km), Valley Views (9.6km), Out & Back (6.5km) plus many more...
  • Kyotmunga Trail:  starting from Yozzi Road, off Chittering Road.  The trail meanders through an orange orchard (walkers please avoid damaging surrounding private property) through to the Avon Valley National Park. Walkers can follow the trail through the National Park for as long as they are able, or they can continue on to finish at Peace Be Still on Chittering Road.
  • Camino Salvado Pilgrim Trail: starting from Salvado Road in Subiaco, where St Joseph's Church is found, to New Norcia. The trail is approximately 145kms long and travels through the City’s financial district, past places of historical interest and out of the metropolitan area via the beautiful Swan river foreshore. It travels via Bells rapids, where the white water Avon descent passes and into Walyunga National Park, a place of spiritual significance for the Noongyar People. Day three of the walk takes the walkers through the Chittering Valley via Shady Hills View, and the walkers stay overnight in the region. On day four the walkers head into Bindoon and again stay overnight in the region. On days five and six the walkers leave Bindoon and walk towards New Norcia. If you would like to find out more information about the Pilgrim Trail and to register for either one or both of the annual events, please visit Camino Salvado.

 

Drive Trails

Click HERE to download our Wildflower Trail Map or visit Discover Golden Horizons for more information / maps regarding drive trails in the area.

Sculpture Trail

Click HERE to download trail information, in brief, travelling South to North you can see...

  • The Birds - can be glimpsed from the road at Christos Winery (not accessible, private land)
  • Lower Chittering Bell - UNDER CONSTRUCTION thanks to the Chittering Scout Group
  • The Travelling Monk - cnr Julimar and Chittering Roads, Lower Chittering
  • The Grass Tree - Blackboy Ridge (opposite 3232), Chittering Road, Lower Chittering
  • The Bell - Chittering Road, Lower Chittering
  • Wheels of Time - Brockman Centre, Cnr Great Northern Highway and Tea Tree Road, Bindoon
  • Joie de Vivre - Visitor Centre, 6180 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon
  • Trinity Church Mosaic - Visitor Centre, 6180 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon
  • Old Roads Board Mosaic - Administration Centre, 6177 Great Northern Highway, Bindoon
  • The Big Banger - removed
  • Wannamal Bell - Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area, Bindoon-Moora Road, Wannamal

Wine Trail

Please visit the Chittering Valley Wine Trail website for more information about the local wineries or click HERE for our Valley Vines Trail.

Bridle Trails

  • Maryville Bridle Trail - the 12-month trial period for the Maryville Bridle Trail commenced on 1 August 2016. Click HERE for the mud map and HERE for more details.

Mountain Bike Trails

The Shire of Chittering is currently awaiting the outcome of a funding submission to Lotterywest - Department of Sport and Recreation for the preparation of a Mountain Bike Trail Plan for the Shire.  Watch this space - and please email us if you would like to be part of the Chittering Mountain Bike Trail Reference Group.

Picnic Places

Name Where Map coordinates Description

Aquila Reserve

Hart Drive, Upper Chittering

-31.42178,
116.07615

Modern playground area with surrounding walk trails.

Blackboy Ridge

opposite 3232 Chittering Road, Chittering

-31.48178,
116.11309

Picnic area with toilets and walk trail.

Brockman Historical Precinct

corner Tea Tree Road and Great Northern Highway, Bindoon

-31.41630,
116.09399

Picnic area in the Brockman Historical Precinct which houses Bindoon Arts & Crafts and the Bindoon Museum along with being the site of the Old Roads Board Building.

Carty Reserve Walk

Great Northern Highway, Chittering

-31.44107,
116.071056

Roadside picnic area with walk trail.

Clune Park

corner Gray Road and Great Northern Highway, Bindoon

-31.38188,
116.09416

Toilets, BBQ's, play area, skate park, gazebo and shady tables. It is the trailhead for the Bindoon Townsite Heritage Walk and connects the Lake Needoonga Walk with the Stonehouse Walk.

John Glenn Park

Muchea South Road, Muchea

-31.57868,
115.97411

Toilets, BBQ's, gazebo, shady tables, playground, skate park and BMX track.

Robert Hindmarsh Rest Area 

Bindoon Moora Road, Wannamal

-31.16455,
116.05820

Toilet, picnic and camping facilities.

Spoonbill Lake

Hart Drive, Chittering

-31.42226,
116.07758

Lakeside walk trail with picnic facilities.

Sussex Bend

Sussex Bend, Lower Chittering

-31.52924,
116.05717

BBQ, shady tables and a modern playground area.

The Village Green

23 Chittering Valley Road, Lower Chittering

-31.57051,
116.10239

Toilets, a BBQ, shady table and a playground plus oval.

 

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