Named after CY O’Conor an Irish engineer who is best known for his work in Western Australia, especially the construction of Fremantle Harbour, thought to be impossible, and the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme a pipe line than runs from Mundaring Weir (Lake O’Connor ) through to Kalgoorlie completed in 1903 , at a distance of over 530 kilometres.
Leaving from the Mundaring Hotel (a heritage listed Pub 20 kilometres from the Perth CBD), we head back down the hill on the southern leg of the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail, passing through Glen Forrest ,Darlington before leaving the trail at Boya and heading across the hill into the lower Helena Valley.
The Trail winds along the side of the Helena River , the terrain has many challenges along the way with reasonable climbs and desecnts along parts of the track , we divert off the main track at stages to join the Munda Biddi trail . Along this part we stop to take a moment to enjoy the quietness of the and appreciate the Australian bush .
Following this trail we end up at the base of the Mundaring Weir and the Number 1 pump station after another brief stop here we head up to the top of the Dam wall where we ride across and onto the Mundaring Weir Hotel for a well earned refreshment stop.
Leaving the Mundaring Weir Hotel heading back towards the town ship of Mundaring on the Old Weir Railway formation a easy going trail, passing old ruins of the Pump Station 2 and the dwellings that the workers lived in . Following the Golden Pipeline ending up back where we started at the Mundaring Hotel.
Meet and greet at 8.30am , Start riding at 9.00am
Fantastic bush trail close to the city with plenty of opertunities to stop along the way!
This is our most adventourious tours and when you get to appreciate the full capabilities of the Giant E-Bike full suspension and the pedal assistance power that is available to use.
This trail is a good introduction to off road cycling . Keep an eye out and you may see the odd Kangaroo. Some singletrack action on a Giant MountainE-Bike! The trail also acts a nature corridor for the local wildlife to coexist in an urban area – this is special!
We stop off at the Mundaring Weir Hotel for lunch where if we are lucky enough experience Kangaroos in large numbers whilst taking a well earned rest . During July and August the Helena River will be flowing with all the rock pools along the way full to the brim, September and October will be exploding with wild flowers.