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5 Trail Apps to Download in 2021

When I first started hiking as a kid, I always relied on my parents to lead the way and get us safely to our destination. I remember unfolding the large Bibbulmun Track maps and dad teaching us how to read elevations, distances and what all the colours and logos meant. I cherished the maps and still have most of them floating around somewhere. These days, however, map navigation has progressed to online databases and apps, accessible in the…


Added by findusoutdoors on January 7, 2021 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Nature is Good for our health and happiness, review

There are a growing number of studies and campaigns that provide evidence that a connection with nature makes us healthier and happier, something that nature lovers would argue with some of us.

And now a recent assessment of the UK's first month-long nature challenge, which took last year and involved people doing "something wild every day" for 30 consecutive…


Added by James on July 31, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Wals Trail

Wals Trail

Been a while since I had ridden this trail.

Built it many years ago as a connecting bit of single track to the outer circuit.

It's technically not a black trail any more  but a blue in difficulty. 

I guess there is scope to bring it up to its full name and ability …


Added by John Wallace on April 13, 2020 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Head for the Hills this autumn.

As the weather is starting to cool down it's the perfect time to start planning some adventures for autumn. We've curated a list of great trails to explore in and around Perth and the Perth Hills.

Head out on one or more of these trails - and Find yourself in amazing places!

Eagle View Walk Trail, John Forest…


Added by Trailtalk Admin on March 4, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

First Hike Project Report: The Wiilman Bilya Trail

Like playing table tennis, holding hands and having a conversation, there are some things that just cannot be done alone! Putting together a successful hike is one of these things.

Over the weekend of October 12-13th First Hike project had a hike planned along the Wellington Spur Trail, the notice of intent form was in and approved, our volunteers had their…


Added by Trailtalk Admin on October 24, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Top 5 summer strolls in Perth

Firstly, if you’re planning on exploring a walk trail this summer; here are a few tips to remember:

  • Don’t overestimate your abilities.  Choose a trail that is suitable for the least fit or youngest member of your walking group.
  • Avoid walking during the hottest part of the day. Start early to skip the heat.  
  • Tell someone where you are walking and what time you expect to be back.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your walk.…

Added by Trailtalk Admin on October 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Flexible Itinerary for 3 Days in Sydney

Sydney is a world-famous metropolis and as such, it requires days or even weeks for a full tour and a real thorough experience of everything it has to offer. However, many of us simply pass through Sydney on our journey through the Land Down Under. So, even you don’t have…


Added by Isla Wright on October 9, 2019 at 9:59pm — No Comments

A Simple Travel Guide to North America

North American wanderlust is a unique kind of feeling - a notion yet to be named. It’s this special sentiment resembling something you may feel on a modern-day pilgrimage – not to a certain place, but through an entire country, following a faint scent of Route 66…


Added by Isla Wright on August 9, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bike week 2019

Bike Week WA 2019

Ok I have recycled a curbside rubbish pickup bike into a town bike. new brake-pads, new chain, cables n old seat (total $50). + Serious clean up.

Road though town saying hi to Mick Murray (department of sport n Rec), Erik from Crankn Cycles, Greg Pie n everyone else.

fun bike.

Have forgotten what its like to ride a non suspension, feeling every bump.…


Added by John Wallace on March 22, 2019 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Best Trails to Explore near Sydney

Sydney itself is a wonderful urbanity to explore. The diverse assembly of suburbs has so much to offer in terms of layout, topography and sights, you’ll hardly get a chance to cover it all during a singular visit. However, you may just be looking for something completely different - a hiking adventure away from the sidewalk verve. If you are excited by the idea of exploring the outskirts of the Harbour City, here are the best trails to explore near…


Added by Isla Wright on March 14, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Trail Funding

While in Colorado, I was impressed with the creative funding ideas.

I saw these beer taps made out of bike parts, then i looked at the sign next to it.

Ill enlarge it. The Mtbers themselves are proactive in sourcing long term sustainable funding, so there is no failure in projects from lack of Government support.…


Added by John Wallace on March 4, 2019 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

All you Need to Know about Cape to Cape Track, Margaret River region, West Australia

Western Australia is often overshadowed by New South Wales as a tourist trap. As a matter of fact, Victoria, Queensland and Even Northern Territories are more renowned for their (often) extreme topographical highlights than the western coast of the continent. This is a true shame because Western Australia has just as much to offer, if not more. Discovering particular highlights can be a real treat.…


Added by Isla Wright on February 25, 2019 at 9:16pm — No Comments

The Trail Summit

International MTB trails summit in Fruita Colorado.

Riding awesome places around the world

Its been a while since Ive been to a major trail conference, but the chance has come around to attend "The Trails Summit" in Fruita Colorado.

3 days of presentations, workshops and panel sessions with some of the best presenters in world.



Added by John Wallace on September 2, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Hiking with Dogs - Kalamunda Rail Trail

We recently did this walk with Young Perth Hikers - check out more details at The Ruff Lyfe blog

Added by Erin Clark on July 30, 2018 at 7:51am — No Comments

Hiking with Dogs - Whistlepipe Gully Kalamunda

With the recent rains, it's a great time to be exploring Whistlepipe Gully. Our two small dogs loved jumping over all of the fallen logs and scrambling over rocks. 

Found out more at the Ruff Lyfe blog promoting camping and hiking with dogs in Western Australia 

Added by Erin Clark on July 11, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Hiking with dogs - Noble Falls Walk Trail

It can be heart-breaking having to leave your dog at home when going hiking. Young Perth Hikers has been trying out a series of dog hikes across Perth and surrounds. 

Check out more details of our most recent adventure, Noble Falls Walk Trail, on the Ruff Lyfe blog. …


Added by Erin Clark on July 9, 2018 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Walking the Camino de Santiago with Your Kids

The Camino de Santiago, also known in English as the Way of Saint James, is a network of ancient pilgrim routes which span across Europe and come together in Northwest Spain at the tomb of St. James. It is one of the world’s most popular long-distance trails and millions have walked its rural…


Added by Rebecca Brown on May 28, 2018 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Taking On the Bibbulmun Track – What You Need to Know

Australia is a country that has a lot to offer when it comes to hiking and outdoor sports in general. Considering the size of the continent and its diverse nature, there is no surprise that you’ll be overwhelmed by numerous options for hiking, cycling and mountain biking. Though each track is unique in its own way, there is one that simply stands out. It’s called the Bibbulmun…


Added by Isla Wright on May 10, 2018 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Allanson Collie duel use trail finished

2nd stage of the Collie to Allanson duel use path is complete and in full swing.

Finally connecting Collie to Allanson with a continuous path through the old growth Sheoak forest. if your new in town and looking for a quick spin, check it out, you wont be disappointed with the ride. Connecting riders with nature and communities is a great way to see the sights. Allinson town site, or cool down with a Black diamond swimming experience or just a great spin ride. It wont disappoint as a…


Added by John Wallace on March 22, 2018 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Collie Hand Cycle Trail

Andrew from Break The Boundary tested the new Collie MTB hand cycle friendly trail built by Paul Neve and crew from 3 Chilli designs

Setting out from Rays trail car park with David Anderson from DBCA and John Wallace from the Collie mtb club, We road up and down along the newly furbished hand cycle friendly trail.

Andrew gave the new trail the thumbs up saying " It's always great trying out new trails in different areas around WA, but it's exciting…


Added by John Wallace on December 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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